Area Leader

MTrec Recruitment and Training
29 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

We are proudly representing our world class automotive client in their search for an experienced Area Leader to support the business in new and existing projects. You will be joining a truly innovative and inspiring multinational employer who are a market leader in their sector and supply to many of the world’s leading OEM’s. Due to the continued growth of their business they are now looking to recruit a talented Area Leader with experience of leading production team members.

The Role

  • Conduct pre-work briefings covering safety, KPI target adherence and general plant communication then assignment of duties for the shift.

  • Training and competence assessment of all operators to 'U'level on all equipment and processes to ensure full production operational flexibility.

  • Ensuring production targets are in line with planning and customer requirements.

  • Perform basic cell recovery procedures for minor stoppages.

  • Constant evaluation of production target adherence

  • Completion of administrative tasks associated with all visual management systems

  • As part of a layered audit system carry out adherence to standardised work assessments.

  • First level escalation of problems affecting or potentially affecting their area of responsibility

  • Responsible for the completion of checks on all applicable plant and equipment.

  • Active participation in Continuous Improvement/ problem solving activities

  • Responsible for adherence to the 5S system developed for the production area/plant/equipment

  • Able to operate all process equipment to minimum 'U' level. Required to enable 'step down’ for break and absence covering and training of new team members.

  • Communicate effectively with support departments to protect their area from variation through potential problem prediction and first level escalation.

  • Conduct return to work interviews and manage absence through the Company disciplinary policy

  • Development of team with regards to Standardised Work, achieving takt and the zero pass of defective parts to the next process.

  • Conduct investigations into conduct issues with the support of the HR team.

    The Person

  • Experience in a fast paced production environment is essential.

  • Experienced production Leader who has exhibited rigour in their approach to Quality.

  • Has been proactive and participated regularly in Problem Solving exercises.

  • Able to demonstrate a professional approach to receiving and delivering training.

  • Able to lead by example in adherence to pre-defined routines with rigour and discipline.

  • A good interdepartmental communicator that can solve issues systematically & objectively.

  • A passion and ability to develop their team to maximise team performance and engagement.

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