• Production Team Leader

    Posted Date 1 month ago(19/02/2018 14:04)
    Job ID
    United Kingdom
    Job Function
    Operations / Manufacturing
    Permanent Full-Time
    Estimated Travel Required
    0 - 10%
  • Company Overview

    Come and work with us the “TT Way” which means we do the right thing, bring out the best in each other, achieve more together, champion expertise and get the job done…well! With approximately 4100 colleagues we operate from 21 locations around the world. Building the expertise of our people is critical to the future success of our organisation.


    TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics. We collaborate with customers in the transportation, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defence markets, providing them with engineering expertise and support through a global network of specialists and world class facilities. As a responsible employer we encourage all our people to “give something back” by supporting the local communities in which we operate.


    Our facility in Bedlington (north of Newcastle upon Tyne) incorporates two divisions; Sensors & Specialist Components and Power Electronics. Sensors & Specialist Components are leaders in high reliability, high performance and engineered electronic components. Power Electronics provide custom solutions for safety critical harsh environment applications, at Bedlington specialising in microcircuit production for the civil aircraft, space, and defence industries.


    Employee engagement is centre stage; we’re focussed on our employees and making TT a great place to work. Here at Bedlington we continue to invest and improve the site’s facilities, regularly get involved in fundraising for local charities and activities in our community, have a busy social club and have a group wide focus on ‘Build Expertise’ in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects developing our current employees and encouraging more to join our industry at this exciting time.

    Role Overview and Responsibilities


    To organise and oversee production ensuring that product is manufactured safely and efficiently in terms of output, quality, cost and on time delivery whilst pursuing continuous improvement.


    Key Responsibilities

    • To liase closely with production management in order to clearly understand and agree production objectives.
    • To ensure that every team member has a clear understanding of personal and team objectives.
    • Ensure accuracy of information transfer at shift changes to support continued high yielding production output across shifts.
    • Daily use of SAP data in terms of works orders; yield reports, scrap levels, delivery dates and backlog
    • Organise and control the workflow to ensure that the overall production plan and delivery commitments are achieved.
    • Liase with stores, purchasing and RMI in order to ensure that the required materials are available to meet the production plan.
    • Acting as a direct operator, where necessary to cover bottlenecks, holiday and sickness and to provide flexibility by being multi-skilled and capable of performing all tasks within the production section.
    • Ensure effective utilisation of production equipment and advise engineering/maintenance of problems and progress the required corrective actions.
    • Take responsibility of the day to day running of the section and accept ownership for resolving production related problems. 
    • Manage people issues effectively and resolve grievances, disputes and conflict in a professional and appropriate manner without the formal grievance procedure needing to be invoked, in order to develop good working relationships.
    • Ensure the team is well motivated and be aware of any problems/grievances that could effect motivation. Deal with problems of discipline and grievance, in conjunction with production management and Human Resources.


    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

    Desireable Skills and Experience


    Qualifications: NEBS or equivalent preferred but not essential.

    Special Skills: Good communicational, organisational and motivational skills, must be computer literate to intermediate standard. Ability to work as part of a team and encourage co-operation is essential.


    Experience: At least 12 months in a related manufacturing environment. Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques and quality improvement tools would be a distinct advantage.



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