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Mechanical Fitter – Team Leader

Mechanical Fitter – Team Leader
Job Purpose:
Working alongside the production manager to:

•    oversee department H&S and quality needs,
•    maintain a clean & tidy working environment – using the 5s philosophy,
•    develop & maintain individuals’ training and skill requirements,
•    lead teams and direct focus towards goals for achieving production deliverables,
•    be a strong communicator and team motivator,
•    being an ambassador/voice of the mechanical fitting team,
•    demonstrate strong engineering, mechanical skills to assist with manufacturing/production problems,
•    Participates in working activities & solves working problems,
•    focus on continuous improvements by creating efficiencies, implementing & completing projects,
•    Covering areas/tasks in the absence of the production manager.

Job Summary:
Supervising daily work activities, maintaining a safe working environment, supporting the production manager.

Key Responsibilities:

•    Department H&S – work area checks at end of working day – promoting good housekeeping.
•    Overseeing machine build progress.
•    Achieving production deliverables ready for electrical fitting and FAT’s.
•    Communicating, leading & motivating the team.
•    Act as an educator, communicates expectations – processes, procedures, quality standards & mentoring individuals, e.g. apprentices, new starters.
•    Encouraging collaboration & teamwork.
•    Setting high quality expectations & upskilling others.
•    Reviewing shelf-life of adhesives, checking stock levels of consumables – requesting purchase.
•    Works strategically with production manager, updating on successes, issues, concerns & opportunities – verbally or by written report.
•    Achieving machine delivery dates
•    Achieving budgeted hours
•    Reducing internal quality errors resulting in re-work or scrap

  • Ideally  Apprenticeship trained, City & Guilds, ONC, trade qualification. CSE, GCSE, NVQ in English Math, other.
  • CMI level 2 team leadership diploma is supervision or other supervisor training courses.
  • Skills Knowledge Experience    Mechanical Instrument / Special machine building and fitting.
  • Understanding and working to technical drawings, using measuring instruments & following SOP’s.
  • Bench craft skills – marking drilling cutting, threading, forming & using various hand tools.
  • Minimum of 5-year’s experience, in a mechanical manufacturing environment.
  • Computer literate and competent in Microsoft Word, Excel and ERP/MRP systems
  • Basic / general Manual machining – turning & milling etc.
  • Electro-mechanical experience
  • Forklift counterbalance licence preferred

Good communicator, friendly & approachable disposition, a “go-to” person. Logical and methodical approach, calm and task & team focused.
Can work under pressure, enjoys challenges and goes the extra mile.

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