Line Leader

 

Line Supervisor for Packhouse near Tonbridge, Kent.

 

Job Purpose

To manage and control all the activities of a production line with its team off staff to achieve customer product specified quality standards in the most efficient and effective way.

Job Description

Main accountabilities:

  • Manage a packing line with a team effectively to achieve line KPI’s ensuring product integrity, conformance to customer specifications, technical standards and business procedures.
  • Actively develop the production operatives on the line ensuring skills are trained and maintained in all of the key operating procedures.
  • Carry out product assessments on raw material, during production runs and post packing to ensure quality of finished product is conform customer quality specifications.
  • Manage the line production plan with the correct product usage as provided by planning and/or the production manager.
  • Ensure job processing through our ERP system is carried out correctly, reflecting correct running hours, product usage, yields and waste.
  • Work closely with the QA and compliance team ensuring that standards are managed within the customer and business specifications.
  • Ensure strict conformance to all H&S procedures.  Actively review the standard operating procedures and suggest and recommend improvements.
  • Actively participate as a member of the production team providing input to daily production meetings and ongoing business continuous improvements.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as requested by senior management.

Communication

Main internal contacts of the role are:

  • Operations manager, Packhouse manager and QC manager on a daily basis to discuss quality issues, performance issues and to direct production activity.
  • Planning team on a regular basis to review product usage, quality and job processing issues.
  • Quality Control team on a daily basis to highlight any quality /compliance issues.
  • Engineering on a daily basis to discuss requirement for maintenance and repairs.
  • Label room operator ordering requirements.

Working Hours and Benefits

  • Full training will be given in business procedures and operating protocols.
  • Standard hours 07:30 – 16:30, two breaks unpaid total of 1 hour per day = 8 working hours.
  • Adrian Scripps Ltd currently runs a 6 day operation, Monday to Saturday.  This role will work on a flexible shift pattern covering 5 out of 6 days across all operational running hours.  You might be required to work outside these hours to meet demand of the business.
  • Pay Band £9.00 to £9.65 per hour, depending on experience.
  • OT after 48 hours paid at 125% of basic.
  • Holiday allowance 28 paid days per annum including bank holidays.
  • Paid fortnightly.
  • Additional days and regular overtime available.

Knowledge and Skills Required

We require prior experience of managing a multi-skilled team on manual processes preferably gained within fresh produce.  Exposure to managing of customer fluctuating demands and balancing resources effectively whilst maintaining conformance to specifications is seen as essential.

A good general education is required, and the post holder must be able to understand both written and spoken English in order to communicate effectively and complete the required business procedures.

 

 

 

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