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Line Leader

Shefford, Bedfordshire
£9.70 Per Hour
Job Type
3 Nov 2021

You will contribute to the achievement of the line objectives by being accountable for the delivery of Health and Safety and Operational Excellence for the line whilst motivating, managing and developing your team. You will be accountable for and responsible for monitoring operational KPIs using information to identify improvements for operational performance. The Production Team Leader will also act as a front line extension of the Production Area Leaders authority and will deputise for the Production Area Leader as and when required.

Your role will be responsible for the day to day functioning of the Production team. You will be spending your day in the factory, driving and communicating high standards and expectations to the team on your line. You will be an inspirational leader always looking to encourage your team to challenge and improve safety, manufacturing processes, driving product quality and ensuring efficiency in the most cost effective manner.

You will be required to meet and exceed all Technical/Quality specifications/targets and all other agreed KPIs. You will support the Production Area Leader to optimise profitability in conjunction with short and long-term business strategies, goals and objectives.


  • Responsibility for the Health and Safety and the duty of care for yourself, colleagues, contractors, public and volunteers to deliver a safe working environment
  • Adhere to current H&S legislation and the H&S policy


  • Play a pivotal role in ensuring adherence to the Business Change Process (BCP)
  • Monitor progress with effective and prompt communication when non adherence is seen
  • Prevent further activity until approval is granted


  • Lead by example ensuring you and your team behaviors deliver a program of continuous improvement
  • Aid and assist colleagues to work together as a single team with an understanding of where cultural differences exist
  • Develop and drive a culture of consistent 'audit readiness' (way of life)
  • Deliver an environment where customer, internal and external, requirements are delivered 24/7


  • Quality and Customer focused
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good communication skills

Good literacy and numeracy skills

  • Able to motivate others
  • IT Literate
  • Logical, analytical mindset with good problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and Performance Driven
  • Effective planning and organisation skills
  • Attention to detail


  • Ensure all Team Members are working safely to standards and practises. Exercise accountability and responsibility through a duty of care for those activities undertaken by Team Members.
  • Assist the Production Area Leader in driving through a culture change within the Production department with an unwavering focus on Health and Safety and Product Quality. Own a culture of 'zero' injuries on your line(s), ensuring all production Team Members are educated and trained in the fundamentals of Health and Safety.
  • Assist the Production Area Leader in regularly reviewing and updating Risk Assessments. Ensure SOPs and SSOW are trained to the Team Members on your line(s).
  • Ensure standards for product quality, hygiene, equipment, technical, and operator performance are strictly maintained and adhered to achieve customer satisfaction specifications and achieve optimal service levels within agreed cost budgets.
  • Ensure all engineering works are reported swiftly and accurately on the Pirana maintenance system.
  • Develop an excellent close working relationship with the Engineering Team Members, the Hygiene Team Leader and the QAs.
  • Ensure professional people management in line with business values, standards and performance management processes, and contribute to high levels of employee engagement.
  • Able to be hands-on running equipment on the line as required and be fully conversant with the operations of all assets and be able to support production when required.
  • Ownership of and accountable for conducting basic line maintenance and all aspects of product quality.
  • Assist in maintaining an effective, robust team member equipment/factory care system.
  • Responsible for maintaining the highest standards of housekeeping ensuring self and your team work to Current Good Manufacturing Practices at all times. Meet and surpass all external and internal audit standards.
  • Be an ambassador for the company at all times, behaving in a professional and courteous manner with both internal and external customers.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required.

07.30 - 16.30 either of these shift patterns Sunday to Thursday, Tuesday to Saturday and Friday to Monday. Will initially be Sunday to Thursday whilst training.

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  • Job Reference: 413665853-2
  • Date Posted: 3 November 2021
  • Recruiter: BSS RECRUITMENT
  • Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £9.70 Per Hour
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent