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Manufacturing Team Leader

Req ID: J2319642-IL

  • Location
    Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
  • Category Manufacturing
  • Posted Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Type Full time
  • Job Type Permanent Employee

Job Description

Position Summary:

  • Operations Team Leader is responsible for maintaining production schedules and directing the activities of team members in line with operational, quality and health & safety work instructions, procedures and policies to ensure the production of quality product in a timely, safe, efficient and compliant manner.

Key Responsibilities and End Results: (Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following):

  • Lead & co-ordinates the day-to-day activities of the operations shift team (including key support department team members) to meet production targets for customer delivery, product quality & cost ensuring a safe work environment at all times.
  • Leads the use of lean tools to drive continuous improvement & process reliability.
  • Creates a high performing flexible team which achieves excellent results.
  • Leads shift daily operations meetings reviewing production data , machines running status, escalations & corrective action to ensure shift targets are achieved.
  • Ensures that there is regular communication with team through visual management systems & co-ordinate all operator training in order to perform assigned tasks across production cells.
  • Responsible for ensuring that his / her team are trained in their roles & also to support the development of standard work, documentation, training & work instruction activities where appropriate.
  • Creates a high performing flexible team which achieves excellent results through coaching/ mentoring & effective performance management.
  • Plans all people, material & machine resources to support weekly production schedules.
  • Ensure all injection moulding, tool & assembly changeover activities are completed as scheduled along with appropriate line clearance procedures to meet cGMP (current good manufacturing practice) compliance.
  • Ensures that batches are manufactured within the validated set up at all times & the quality team are provided with samples for outgoing testing throughout the batch.
  • Lead area 5 S programme to ensure that housekeeping, cGMP & Safety issues are resolved in a timely & systematic manner thus meeting all company safety, environmental and quality initiatives.
  • Ensures equipment & area cleaning, preventative maintenance, calibration schedules inventory control & barcoding systems are adhered to as per cGMP requirements.
  • Implementation of company policies , adherence to all Corporate EHS and cGMP policies.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.

Job Specifications The minimum education and experience required to perform this job competently.   

  • Level 7 or 8 HETAC Science / Engineering qualification in relevant discipline desirable.
  • Level 7 management/relevant supervisory management qualification desirable.
  • 3-5 years Injection Moulding /Automated assembly experience essential.
  • 5 plus years supervisory/leadership experience essential.
  • Qualifications & experience in Lean (Green belt level) desirable.
  • Experience in medical device injection moulding & assembly operations desirable.


  • Excellent lean operations leadership, organisational and communication skills.
  • Performance and results driven.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • Excellent initiative and decision-making capability.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • High level of cGMP, safe working practices and awareness.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, MS Project & ERP systems.

Organization Linkages:   List the titles of individuals and organizations with which this position has the most frequent and significant contact.  Briefly describe the nature of those contacts.

  • Reports to Manufacturing Manager.
  • Operations Team and Managers.
  • Quality Team.
  • Supply Chain.
  • EH&S Team.

Accessibility Accommodation

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