Production Team Leader

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems - Greenford

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Production Team Leader

Some Key Responsibilities:

  •   Responsible for production section supervision and control of resources to meet day to day targets whilst meeting Production requirements
  • Additional Requirements:


  • Deployment of production operators (team) as required by the production schedule to meet completion dates according to stage buildtest, sales forecasts or customer orders
  • Review and preparation of work packages and schedules for production along with monitoring and reporting on drawing and material issues
  • Manage the implementation of design changes
  • Liaison with external departments (Planning, Procurement Production Engineering, QA,).
  • Reporting of progress, status and plans to complete.
  • Ensure that assigned section activities are conducted in accordance with company procedures and standards ensuring high quality output
  • Responsible for production elements, (as determined by the role), from initial receipting of material to final assembly, test and final delivery
  • Actively support team members in Production Operator duties as and when required:
    • Build electro-mechanical assemblies to IPC-A-610 standard
    • Carry out automated tests of built sub-assemblies and general assemblies
    • Pack products
    • Check quality of the product through self-inspection
    • Record and report any discrepancies or non-conformances
  • Monitor and achieve targets – output, quality, cost and health & safety
  • Champion continuous improvement within the section and support initiatives to improve delivery times, process time, cost, quality, housekeeping and eliminate waste
  • Train colleagues when required, to agreed company standards in working practices and processes
  • Support team building and promote good working relations through example and good practice
  • Use the non-conformance process to ensure defective material is returned to supplier
  • Facilitate Health and Safety and Environmental procedures, ensuring staff adhere to relevant safety and environmental requirements
  • Deputise for Production Supervisor Manager if required
  • Manage material shortages and discrepancies through the use of IFS and communication with stores/procurement/planning
  • Day to day decisions that may influence the efficiency of the section
  • Requires analysis of information, KPIs and targets to ensure on track
  • Work closely with other Team Leaders, Planners, Engineering, Buyers and Engineers to resolve issues related to the section
  • Understand and work to assembly drawings and instructions
  • Impact – line stoppage, delays, costs and quality
  • Carry out initial analysis and problem solving if unable to resolve escalate to SupervisorManager
  • Regular verbal and written communication including emails with both internal and external stakeholders/customers/suppliers
  • Good verbal and written communication which includes being able to provide instruction and direction to a team
  • Complete travellers andor test sheets
  • Handle information of a sensitive, confidential or secret nature
  • Manage, motivate and develop employees (direct reports) to ensure that they fulfil their roles and meet targets effectively and on a timely basis to agreed quality standards
  • Coach direct reports to help them further develop in their own roles and levels of expertise
  • Responsible for on the job training
  • Responsible for conducting Performance Development & 1:1 Reviews
  • Responsible for performing return to work interviews
  • Manage Teams bookings/sickness/holidays through ERP system (IFS)
  • Recruitment off shop floor staff 


Job Reference: NOV20197188
Salary: Competitive
Location: Greenford
Category: Manufacturing
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date: August 31, 2020

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Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems

Welcome to Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, part of the Ultra Electronics Group, we are a UK-based solutions provider and systems integrator that operates in the Defence and Aerospace markets, where we deliver world-leading products, solutions and services to both national and international customers.