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Production Shift Leader

Shift Leader, Doncaster DN4, Permanent Position

Aqumen Recruitment are Currently recruiting for a shift leader on a permanent basis for our client in Doncaster DN4 who are a global manufacturer of Plastic Caps and Closures.

They are an established, high volume supplier of Plastic Closures to the Dairy, Juice, Water and Food Industries, and they supply to 38 countries from their European locations.

They pride themselves on their full service and guarantee satisfaction for their customers by delivering world class products and services.

  • Salary £27,500 

Benefits include: 

A pay review every year + Overtime paid at time and a half, Bupa, 5% pension, death in service and fully laundered uniform.

Job Purpose:

You are responsible for organizing, managing and controlling production activities within the plant on a shift basis.

Ensuring the highest quality products are produced at the lowest cost on time and in full, and safely, and by demonstrating a competent performance orientated workforce.


With focus on coordination of team activities to maximise the overall performance, by methods of organizing and controlling activities focusing on the continuous improvement of the equipment and overall performance of the product

In addition you will be responsible for the delivery of service to others in the "supply chain", improving  departmental communications and barrier removals, having accountability for reducing costs per unit of manufacture, and for developing a strategy of cost reductions, quality and efficiency increases, Improving Team Performance by continuous  training and development of our employees.


Key Purpose of the Role:

Reporting to the EU production manager you will be accountable for contributing to the company business plan of achieving a budgeted financial return on investment by maximizing the efficiency and performance of the people and equipment within the manufacturing department.


Daily responsibility for our:-

  • ·         To be thoroughly professional at all times, leading by example, inspiring and influencing others to do the same.








  • ·         To deliver against performance standards in respect of, quality, outputs, cycle times, cavitations, scrap and waste, customer complaints, MRB actions, personal development, 5S systems, cost reductions and health and safety.








  • ·         To be an effective manager, who achieves successful results through working closely with others.

  • ·         To drive output and line efficiencies to and beyond budgeted levels by maximising the potential of the people, plant and time available.

  • ·         To strive to continuously improve the performance of the team members by setting clear and challenging objectives, with set timescales, that are regularly reviewed.

  • ·         To maintain a high level of service to internal and external customers, developing a positive attitude towards others in the team and across the business.

  • ·         To ensure first time quality is a priority of all team members, targeting zero defects from all production lines.

  • ·         To organise and plan the continued training and development of the team members for whom you are responsible.

  • ·         To investigate thoroughly all customer complaints, ensuring corrective actions are fed back through the company response system.

  • ·         To ensure that all company and departmental regulations and guidelines are rigorously adhered to at all times by the team members.

  • ·         To ensure that all the required administrative duties are completed with in the set timescale.

  • ·         To be pro-active and continuously seek to improve equipment, methods, procedures, communications, encouraging team members to do the same, in accordance with the continuous improvements philosophy.  Kaizen.

  • ·         To have an understanding of the strategic and financial need and goals of the business, and be able to transfer these into team, and individual objectives.

  • ·         To be an effective communicator at all levels of the business, and inside and outside of the business.








  • ·         To ensure job compliance, in all aspects of the manufacturing department, and seek out and eliminate anything that is not adding value to our business.

  • ·         To maintain t