Production Team Leader (Temporary)

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(30/01/2018 14:48)
Job ID
United Kingdom
Seniority Level
Job Function
Operations / Manufacturing
Temporary 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.


This role is based at our Barnstaple location, part of the Power Electronics division, where we employ approximately 250 employees and specialise in the manufacture of wound components, printed-circuit board assemblies, cabinet wiring and electronic test equipment for the civil aircraft, space, and defence industries.


As well as adopting a great working atmosphere, we are pleased to offer a range of employee benefits including:

  • Active Social Club
  • Birthday brunch in the month of your birthday
  • Early finish on Fridays
  • Free fruit and hot drinks
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company share-save scheme (eligible after a qualifying period)
  • Company sick pay scheme (eligible after a qualifying period)

Role Overview and Responsibilities

Responsible in entirety for the achievement of the Value Stream under the direction of the VSM:

  • Health nad Safety
  • Quality
  • Customer satisfaction OTTP
  • Quality, delivery, responsiveness and cost standards
  • Total Cost performance
  • Production strategy, capacity planning, and tactical outsourcing
  • To ensure the cost effective operation of a value stream
  • To ensure program team operational performance metrics meet or better the KPI objectives
  • To ensure all resources are available and trained to meet Customer Demand
  • To drive continuous improvement

Key Responsibilities

  • Mange and distribute assigned capacity and resource to fulfill the execution plan in line with that in SIOP
  • Overall capacity planning, allocation of reserve capacity, identification of planned shutdowns and allocation of down-time for maintenance (value stream capacity)
  • Execute the plan flawlessly – problem solve and direct resources and activity.
  • Develop local production plan along with Planning and Purchasing
  • Application of the TTElectronics BE Lean Framework such that all levels of opportunities for continuous improvement and waste elimination are identified and acted upon
  • Ensure the deployment of Standard Work to all levels under their control, regularly checking compliance and taking corrective actions where necessary.
  • Ensure capacity and capability are continually planned in order to meet agreed customer requirements and work and information flow are documented and regularly reviewed to ensure smooth and rapid execution of Customer requirements.
  • Responsible for the communication of daily performance using visual management and maintaining the value stream board containing KPIs/scorecard, Root Cause problem identification and accountability/corrective actions and other pertinent information. Ensure that local KPIs are linked to higher level company objectives.
  • Identification of opportunities for cross training and capacity training in order to enhance capacity and responsiveness to know customer requirements
  • Compliance with implemented QMS in line with BSI/CAA regs.

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

Core Requirements

  • The ability to build, & lead but also to operate as part of high performing teams.
  • Possess relevant manufacturing and technical experience sufficient to support product groups within the Value Stream.
  • The ability to work within the wider context of a large organisation in a matrix management structure
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving – able to make decisions in complex/ambiguous situations and with incomplete data.
  • Ability to build excellent customer and internal relationships.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to provide role modeling to organisation in line with TTElectronics core values and behaviours
  • Demonstrated ability to performance manage both Operations & Quality KPIs.
  • Appropriate working knowledge of ISO9001/ AS9100

Desireable Skills and Experience

  • Experience developing & leading an operations organisation, processes, and improving KPI performance using Lean principles & methods.
  • Ability to think strategically, understand complex business/financial data, and develop operational plans and organisational structures to meet SIOP commitments.
  • Excellent organisational, communication, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate progressive change.
  • Experience in Aerospace operations and/or business management is a preference Appropriate working knowledge of ISO9001/ AS9100…


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