Mechanical Engineer - Team Leader

Hamlin Knight - Recruitment Specialists in Human R
Milton Keynes
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My Client is currently looking to recruit a Engineering Shift Team Leader to complement the team in their canning department at their Milton Keynes site. In this role you will organise and provide leadership to a team which will enable them to meet the goals set by the Shift Manager in line with the Plant's objectives.


*Ensure safe working practices are adhered to at all times and good housekeeping and safety awareness is continuously improved in the designated work area and throughout the team.
*Meet Production, Quality, Spoilage and environmental improvement targets as set by the Shift Manager, the Continuous Improvement teams and the Plant budget.
*Investigate/Report equipment/process defects promptly and use the team and outside assistance to identify and undertake corrective action to prevent re-occurrence.
*Drive continuous improvements in the team to minimise the costs in the Plant.
*Liaise with the engineering department to ensure all maintenance work is completed to their satisfaction and continually look for methods to reduce breakdowns. World class manufacturing status is the ultimate goal.
*Ensure standardisation of equipment setting and operation to achieve the required specification and product quality.
*Promote and maintain good industrial relations, identify training needs for the team. Provide and organise training to ensure the team is competent in all aspects of their jobs.
*Set up effective communication links with the team leaders on the other shifts. Co-ordinate actions to effectively utilise downtime.
*Monitor/Control/Communicate the performance of the team within and outside the team.
*Ensure effective use of materials, identify programmes to improve usage and minimise waste.


*Manufacture cans to production plan within H & S, quality, efficiency and budget requirements.
*Ensure adequate training, Leadership and corrective feedback to the Shift Team for who they are responsible.
*Ensure corrective action is taken, as required, for all equipment and operational problems/potential problems to continuously improve the operation.
*Actively seek and follow up on Shift Team's ideas/suggestion and assist in driving change through continuous improvement in the Plant.
*Operate effectively with other Team Leaders to control the overall performance of the plant.

*Preferably apprenticeship in an Engineering/Mechanical discipline or equivalent experience
*Computer literacy and the ability to generate reports.
*Good knowledge of ISO standards
*Good leadership, delegation, communication, organisational and influencing skills.
*Analytical skills to interpret numerical data
*Good computer skills - ability to manage via computerised data
*Working knowledge of Health and Safety work practises
*A manufacturing background in a high speed, high volume continuous process

My client is offering a salary of £47000 to £52,500pa plus pension and bonus

Hamlin Knight is an equal opportunities employer and is acting as a employment agency in this instance.