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Production Team Leader

Location: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0001839
Date Posted: Apr 6, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo UK, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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We are part of Hitachi Astemo focusing on world-leading advanced mobility solutions within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. Together, we contribute to a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customers and form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems. Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team and join our organization our Plant in Bolton (near Manchester)

Team Leader – Production Team

In this role you lead the Production Line Team to achieve its daily targets relating to Safety, People, Quality, Delivery and Cost.  You Support with improvement team activities and develop your team as well as conduct area audits and follow through with corrective actions.

Your core responsibilities include:

  • Conduct team meetings. Drive weekly cascade meetings, following Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost issues. Ownership of allocated team; KPIs and team co-ordination.
  • Ensuring all production targets are understood, communicated and delivered.
  • Drive good health and safety practices within the designated area. Conduct Risk assessments, general daily safety checks and ensure compliance of team.
  • Environment – control of energy / material waste within the shift. Contain and escalate safety and environmental topics. Ensure good 5s of the work environment.
  • Respond quickly to line issues, co-ordinating the support staff where required and conducting initial investigation, escalating where required. Driving improvements and prioritising actions to achieve line targets & KPI’s. Support RCCA where required.
  • Coach and mentor PTM’s to understand and improve overall line performance.
  • Encouraging & supporting PTM’s to achieve line, team & Skill Block requirements, including personal performance criteria. Discussing and reporting key issues to next level. Continuously communicate performance topics and develop PDPs with your team.
  • Support development and audit performance against line documentation. Provide feedback to relevant stakeholders where documentation requires improvement.
  • Carry out normal PTM duties to free up your team for improvement activities, when required.

Profile and Qualifications:

  • Experience in manufacturing and production planning environment. Ideally within Automotive sector
  • Experience leading teams and driving change
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and process numerical data
  • Proficient user of MS Office, including MS Excel
  • Solutions orientated attitude with the aptitude to offer more efficient ways of working and effective solutions to problems
  • Demonstrates rational and logical decision making
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise own workload in order to achieve deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively

Why Hitachi Astemo?

At Hitachi Astemo, Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit are practiced values – we respect each other, never pass the buck and work creatively to accomplish our mission. Our people are given exciting opportunities to develop and grow in a truly international business, where they are proud to be part of a collaborative and innovative team. Diversity & Inclusion is valued to build and leverage an inclusive work environment and embrace diversity to unlock our full potential. We believe that this will give us the strength to drive great innovations to create new values for people, vehicles and the society, and to unlock our full potential to become a global leader in everything we do. 

Sound Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your application!

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