Shift Supervisor

Shorterm Limited
Up to £27k pa
08 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Shift Supervisor

Reports to: Production Manager

Location: Oldbury

Salary: Circa £27,000

Shifts: 3 Shift Rotation

Job Role: Working as a key member of the operations team, the post holder will organise resource to drive efficient effective utilisation of all personnel, plant and equipment. Ensuring compliance in all areas to meet customer quality standards, whilst promoting a safe working environment.
The post holder will also need to promote and encourage teamwork and flexibility. The role incumbent will take action to continually improve performance, manage equipment issues and deal with day to day IR issues communicating clearly across departments.

Key Responsibilities:

*Ensure all employees/ contractors/ visitors are following the safe working practices as detailed in our HS&E procedures
*Ensure all employees/ contractors/ visitors are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment(PPE)
*Investigate, review and report all accidents and near misses in accordance with company guidelines and take necessary action to prevent reoccurrences.
*Monitoring of operational performance by shift and taking necessary action to respond to variations
*Problem solving, breakdown resolution, trouble shooting liaising with engineering as appropriate
*Ensuring that performance metrics are maintained and details/ changes highlighted for daily reviews
*Working with operatives to ensure that product quality is maintained, understand issues, report and resolve concerns
*Ensure Patrol Audits are conducted by Team Members, manage temporary countermeasures and escalate concerns
*Report and manage abnormal situations, taking countermeasures to return to normal conditions ASAP
*Promotion, implementation and monitoring of continuous improvement initiatives
*Confirm Team Member timekeeping and attendance and conduct return to work interviews
*Identification of training requirements and ensuring their team are suitably skilled and authorised to perform their duties
*Management of area team including break management and effective utilisation of time during plant downtime
*Ensure the area achieves the defined standard, through co-ordination of team and conducting 5S workplace audits
*On-boarding new team members

Key Deliverables For Shift Supervisor Role:

*Training and development of their team to multi-skill and encourage growth and career progression
*Ensure adherence to standard operating procedures including safe working procedures (SWPs) and continuously review SWPs.
*Ensure all daily and periodic checks are complete including safety and quality
*Ensuring new starters in area are familiar with standard/safe operating procedures and that training records are maintained for team
*Completion of plant performance monitoring and KPI data capture
*Work with Team Members to ensure that all machine defects are captured and actioned
*Liaise with maintenance team on plant issue resolution
*Ensure good housekeeping standards are met and relevant PPE is worn
*Ensure safe isolation of machinery before undertaking relevant work
*Undertake corrective actions within scope of authorisation

Key Deliverables When Acting In Capacity Of Production Manager:

*Working through the team leaders ensure that performance targets are delivered for the shift e.g. volume quality efficiency
*Overall responsibility for the adoption of safe working procedures on shift
*Optimise utilisation of staff e.g. during downtime
*Ensure all shift data is entered onto database
*Ensure team leaders maintain visual aids for process control throughout the shift
*Maintain KPI measures and review performance with team leaders responding accordingly
*Monitoring and ensuring completion of actions from daily fault sheets
*Validate risk assessments for bespoke maintenance tasks prior to commencement of work
*Ensure plant and workspace hygiene standards are maintained
*Mentor and on-board new team leaders
*Ensure relevant planned preventative maintenance activities are delivered
*Ensure a smooth operational handover between shifts


*A strong appreciation and understanding of a safe working environment, hazard awareness and a compliant attitude
*At least 3 years experience of Landfill avoidance processes or similar
*Previous experience of overseeing small teams
*Manufacturing production or material processing experience
*Proven positive approach to managing safety and being responsible for the safety of others
*Good numeracy and verbal reasoning skills able to read charts graphs and understand percentages
*Previous exposure to modern manufacturing lean techniques
*Evidence of having mentored work colleagues and supported familiarisation of new employees on working practices
*Previous experience of having worked to standard operating procedures and having supported others in their use

Personal Characteristics:

*Experienced and comfortable with delegating tasks
*Experience of managing within a blue collar environment
*Pragmatic, hands-on with strong, competent execution and attention to detail
*Appreciate empowerment, variety, new challenges
*Look to develop their people
*Team player
*Strong work ethic
*Resourceful and use their initiative
*Comfortable with making decisions
*Learns from their mistakes
*Financially aware
*Self-assured and able to give and take direct constructive feedback
*Confident communicator who is approachable

If interested or know of anyone who might be, please call Daniel Baker on ************* or alternatively email your latest CV to daniel,***********************
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