Production Supervisor job at Zenith People

Production Supervisor

Posted 3 months ago

We are representing our volume manufacturer client in their search for a Production Supervisor. You will be responsible for 15 to 25 operators by monitoring their performance to ensure the efficient running of plant equipment and machinery.


The role responsibilities:

  • Make sure QCD indicators reflect customer expectations
  • Define, together with the supervisors of the other shifts and the Production Manager, QCDP targets for the GAPs
  • Monitor performance during the shift and report accurate data at the end of the shift.
  • Manage resources to reach results: adapt headcount to volume, etc.
  • React in case of a problem: take care of immediate containment, call support functions, build corrective action plans.
  • Replace GAP leader when necessary.
  • Define area for performance improvements.
  • Drive teamwork and problem-solving activities, lead problem solving groups and workshops.
  • Ensure audits of standardized work are conducted by GAP leaders on a daily basis and ensure corrective actions are taking place.
  • Audits once a week with each GAP Leader to the respect of standardized work
  • Aims to devote 70% of his/her time to improvement actions.
  • Permanent presence on the Shop floor: daily contact with all team members, close management of the lines.
  • Manage headcount: plan the day before, people allocation for the next day, plan also on a weekly basis.
  • Coach GAP Leaders and team members in how to perform their role.
  • Ensure the respect of safety instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Participate to selection and recruitment of staff.
  • Ensure proper induction of new operators on the line.
  • Build training plan to increase team autonomy; ensure training and coaching of team members.
  • Manage annual performance interviews for all team members.
  • Plan development of the people (validation and support from UAP manager and Human Resources Manager Validation of polyvalence and polycompetence.
  • Ensure recognition upon individual performance: propose promotion and merit increase; take part of the decision process.
  • Ensure proper flow of information to and from the team: top 5 with GAP Leaders, regular information meetings, rapid cascade of critical information and of messages from management.
  • Ensure full respect of HSE rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for immediate stopping of a line in case of safety risks.
  • Lead HSE core teams and drive implementation to follow.
  • Drive improvement of working conditions and ergonomics.


The person we’re looking for:

  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Able to work a 3-shift pattern of days, backs and nights
  • Degree or equivalent is desirable but not essential.


By applying for this opportunity, you agree that Zenith People Ltd may share your details with the end client at the shortlist stage. If you have the relevant skills and the drive to enhance your career, we would love to speak with you. Apply now or give us a call – 0191 428 6444.

Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering and Manufacturing
Salary£32,000 - £35,000

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