Factory Foreman

Cordant People
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Factory Foreman £40,000 p/a (Oundle near Peterborough)

Cordant Recruitment are working on the behalf of a well established evolving products manufacturing business based in the heart of Northamptonshire, recruiting for an experienced Foreman from a trade or construction manufacturing or service operations background focused on CI, LEAN & Quality processes to drive efficiencies.

Shifts / Hours: Days Monday to Friday 8AM to 16:30PM, Flexibility will be required to meet production demands, including weekends

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Production Manager, responsible for leading the production teams in meeting deadlines for orders.

To work with the Production Supervisors to ensure that:

* The correct level of skilled resource is available in each footprint, as required to achieve the production schedule including ensuring that the skills matrix is maintained / up to date.
* Ensure the Assembly / Trades teams have a copy of the Production Plan
* Each stage of production / assembly completes their work schedules
* Ensure BOM are correct & Address an inaccuracies as / if they occur
* Managing T&A ensuring all skilled tradesmen / assemblers are in place on time
* Ensure all day tasks are completed to the right quality standard within the assigned time
* Drive continuous improvements (C.I) & efficiencies reducing working hours / costs
* Plan effective use of materials / labour to prevent downtime & inefficiencies
* Make sure that all kits issued to the Production line are signed for
* Controlling Consumable & Material spend at all times (LEAN focused)
* A quality product is completed for pre-test and test (all snagging / PDI works completed)
* All equipment is operating effectively and complies with H & S operating standards
* Ensure all resource is reassigned to other lines to assist in achieving production targets
* Promoting working safety in the workplace at all times
* Making sure standards of housekeeping are maintained for H&S / welfare reasons
* Briefing all notices including management notices, quality notices to the workforce
* Set and maintain appropriate levels of conduct, behaviour & discipline within the work group, escalating issues where required
* Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role
* You will be responsible for achieving set KPI's in the following key performance areas; Overtime %, Downtime %, WIP output%, Audits, Health & Safety - Accidents / near misses, 5s Audits.

Desired Experience:

* You will have experience of Supervising / Managing a team of c.50 employees
* You will ideally be from a trade or construction manufacturing or service operations background (modular builds, park & leisure homes, timber products; summerhouses, outbuildings etc..)
* You will be focused on CI, LEAN, 5s, Quality & Driving efficiencies
* Target Driven with the ability to ensure teams meet & exceed set KPI's
* You will be technically minded with qualifications in a multitrade / engineering discipline
* Strong communicator at all levels (face to face, over the telephone & via email)

This position is commutable from; Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, Peterborough, Oakham, Stamford, Huntingdon & other surrounding towns / villages

Cordant is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy