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Shift Leader Manufacturing

Engineering Professionals
Job Type:
Trafford Park
£37,000 to £38,000 per annum
03 Jan 2024
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Responsibilities & Duties

Safety - Manage the daily safety of all employees within your area by creating an active safety culture where all staff members share the same, beliefs, perceptions and values towards HSE and its criticality within the workplace, ‘Safety First’.

Quality - Ensure all staff in your section adhere to the Quality specifications by fostering a ‘Right First Time’ approach to all work undertaken within the area. Ensure staff are well versed with both the route cards and the specifications, driving sustainable improvements to ensure quality issues aren’t repeated. Follow the company procedure for escalating quality concerns and ensure non-conforming material is clearly identified and segregated.

Delivery - Ensure production throughput against the schedule is met by setting daily targets for all employees within your area. Inform individuals of their role within the team and their criticality to ensure production targets are achieved. Highlight and manage issues relating to output immediately allowing them to be resolved, thus not impacting output or efficiency. Monitor the areas performance in line with the plan to ensure customer deliveries are not compromised.

Cost – Identify business improvement opportunities and assist in the implementation by working closely with the businesses Continuous Improvement team. Increase awareness of the need to streamline and improve processes as well as advance the Quality and Safety across the business. Improvements will have measurable benefits in terms of reduced process times, minimized risk or decreased rework, all of which will have tangible cost assigned.

People Management

Through effective communication create a culture of trust and collective responsibility for both success / failures to enhance teamwork across the department – ‘one business, one team’. Work closely with colleagues to ensure there is effective cross departmental communication between each Section and shift.

Carry out Welcome to Work / Toolbox talks to communicate daily targets, assign duties and brief out One Point Lessons (OPL’s).

Constantly promote high standards of work and etiquette by setting an example to roll out through the team so each member understands the requirements and behaviors expected of them.

Responsible for the daily management and support of a small team to guarantee operational success. Ensure all production operatives are engaged and utilized at all times, actively flex manning across the area to drive production.

Provide product expertise to assist with operator technical queries. Use this experience to play a key role in formulating and writing technical documents, Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work (SSOW’s) etc.

Identify training needs in the area to ensure the team can carry out critical activities which enable business objectives to be met.

Actively manage employees within the area, to ensure Company Policies and Procedures are adhered to.

Assist in accident and non-conformity investigations relating to both HSE and Quality, including the compiling of reports, with suggested closure actions.

Ensure your area is safe and free from obstructions and that team members are carrying out their activities in a safe manner, wearing the correct PPE at all times.

Monitor and manage the completion of all tasks, inc. paperwork within the area, ensuring high levels of performance are maintained.

Help in the management of individuals career development by assisting with one to ones and guidance. Participate in the return to work interviews, highlighting repeat issues to Production Coordinators.

Actively involved in the recruitment of new members of staff within your section, reviewing CV’s and interviewing prospective employees.

Ensure all employees are adhering to the company 5S (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) standards, by maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Resulting in areas which are free from hazards and obstructions.

Relationship Management

Develop a positive relationship between immediate colleagues and peers to create healthy work environment. Provide encouragement to team members and communicate daily goals.

Interface with materials to ensure all components are available and that M&D items have been captured.

Liaise with Production Coordinators, Engineering and Quality teams to drive for a prompt resolution to all product-based queries.

Ensure clear lines of communication are maintained between all sections on the shop floor, with the goal of improving HSE, Quality and output!

Provide feedback to Production coordinators on a daily activity, by maintaining departmental KPI’s and communicating targets vs actual.

Support the company when the Production Coordinator is away by providing information to the wider business or by ensuring delivery requirements are met.

Actively participate in the companies 5S program by carrying out audits and driving a safety culture, feeding back information via tool box talks, Hazbase, Pirana etc.

Work closely with maintenance or Production Coordinators to ensure all equipment breakdowns are rectified immediately, thus not jeopardizing Safety, Quality or Output.


Self-motivated individual, with a positive optimistic attitude, who is a confident and rounded thinker. Engage the interest and participation of others, creating a collaborative working environment. Is self-aware, resilient, assertive and actively promotes change.

Actively commit to team empowerment and personal development.

Support, comply and enforce Health & Safety, Quality and Company Policies / Guidelines / Procedures.

A key team player who realizes the importance of exceeding customer expectations.

Carry out any other duties, as reasonably expected, by the Operations / Production Management.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

Experience of managing small diverse teams.

Supervisory/leadership experience/training would be an advantage.

Basic Microsoft office skills, email, word and excel.

Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both written and verbal.

Proactive problem solver / team player.

Hours of work:

Working across all 3 shifts - Rotating pattern.
Mornings, Afternoons & Nights.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

Wish everyone looked after us like you.

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