Production shift leader

Full Time
Posted 3 years ago

Production shift leader

Job Specification.

Hours: 07:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday

Our well-established client specialize in the design and manufacture of innovative, high performance packaging, from simple corrugated cardboard boxes to highly engineered transit packaging for a multitude of applications and industries.

Operating out of a modern production facility on the outskirts of Swindon, Wiltshire – they work with clients both locally and throughout the UK.

The Role:

We are looking for a Production Shift Leader to oversee a team of 2 Team Leaders and approximately 20+ full time staff.

This role is responsible for overseeing the shift operations, ensuring that the goods are produced efficiently, on time and to a high standard as per the customers’ specification.

The role is responsible for completing the daily plan and holding Team Leaders accountable for the team’s performance. This role would suit someone who is very hands on but can also step back and see the bigger picture.


 Liaise with the day shift to ensure a smooth transition between shifts.

 Oversee the production process, co-ordinate production plans ensuring resources are allocated


 Own process efficiency for the shift, both driving improvements and delegating tasks to the team;

 Follow the daily plan and be able to tweak the plan as required to meet customer requirements.

 Building and developing production team; ensuring people are adequately trained and held accountable

to meet performance criteria.

 Conduct inductions on new staff and appraising of existing team members.

 Ensure all safety requirements and training are adhered to at all times.

 Responsible for the upward communication of issues as and when required and handover communications.

Essential Skills:

 Previous supervisory or management experience in a manufacturing facility

 Use of IT systems including MS Office and some type of MRP/Production Planning package

 Working with heavy manufacturing machinery

 Experience of coaching and mentoring staff

Job Features

Hours:7am - 3pm
Rate of Pay:£28,000 - £30,000

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