Wheel Building Team Leader

Job description

Job purpose

To insure parts flow from the section to other areas of the business to the highest quality standard in a timely manner. Making sure the take times have been achieved. Lead the team to achieve set targets and take a lead role in projects moving forward.

Main duties

  • Manage all Wheel builders’ operators making sure health and safety, company policy and section procedures are followed. Making sure the quality standards of all parts are met by all staff members.
  • Organise staff’s workloads throughout the day, providing a steady flow from wheel building, and Pre-Pre Assembly
  • Making sure the quality standards of all parts are met by all staff members.
  • Supporting with Continuous improvement projects.
  • Managing and completing all reworks. Repairing and recording all data from supplier issues,
  • Controlling a right first time score with the data collected from repairs and reported issues against operation made, providing a percentage score.
  • Booking wheel building right first time and achieved wheels against targeting and reporting them daily.
  • Collect and deliver wheel racks to and from the line. Controlling the work load in order of production to help a steady flow with changing between wheel settings.
  • Responsible for all training done within the area and signing of staff when they are fully confident in achieving the operation. in a quality and timely fashion.
  • manage staff with regards to behaviour and messing around and deal with any small working issues they have, reporting back to manager.
  • Continuously working with Quality control with issues with parts/assemblies to investigate the problem or improve the part in the long term. Update and using Trello.
  • Manage housekeeping, making sure all areas are cleared before leaving at break, lunch and end of day.
  • Order any tools and PPE required.
  • Fulfilling random audits, checking completed operations to inspect quality and the right quantity was made in the Kanban.
  • Working with the stores and logistic team to arrange goods that are short or stocked out or just needing from the stores urgently.

Additional duties

Working in other department when required to cover absenteeism and other jobs around the factory that may be deemed necessary.

Job requirements

Person Specification

  • Relevant supervisory skills and experience preferred, ideally running a production area in a Lean manufacturing environment.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities and. A “can do” attitude with high levels of tenacity and determination to fix problems.
  • Be an influencer/mentor with the energy, vision and ability to inspire those around you.
  • Have a broad manufacturing/production background with thorough understanding and experience of implementing modern techniques and systems but not essential.
  • Be able to communicate ideas and instructions in details to others in a clear and understandable manner.
  • A belief in a hands-on approach to drive broad issue resolution
  • High attention to detail and conscientious in turning around queries
  • Organised self-starter, planning and prioritising as necessary.