Line Leader - Food Manufacturing

Full Time
Job Sector:
Manufacturing / Warehouse
South Wales
Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil
Salary description:
£10.21/ hour
Start Date:
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The Client

Acorn is recruiting on behalf of our client for a Line Leader to join their expanding team on a permanent basis based within their Merthyr site.

As a Line leader, you will be responsible for the daily operation of retail packing production lines and teams within the Retail Packing hall ensuring that all KPI's are achieved. Activities include but are not limited to, machine set up and running, quality control, data input, batch paperwork completion, liaising with support teams, minimising downtime and clear communication.

The Line Leader will ensure that product quality is maintained at all times and is directly responsible for communicating the actual line requirements to the production team. The Line Leader will ensure that the production plan is delivered so that our customer gets what they want, when they want it and within specification. To be a role model for the reporting line team, leading by example in relation to Safety, Quality, GMP and general good work ethic.

This is a hands on role where you will lead the team by working with the team.

You will be employed on a permanent basis and will be working Monday to Saturday on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern of day shifts 6 am - 6 pm.

The Role

* Efficiencies: Through the SIC process, escalate any unresolved issues affecting line/ team performance to the Supervisor and carry out actions that have been agreed in order to correct any losses.
* Giveaways: Monitor product giveaways and ensure targets are met. Any issues affecting giveaways escalated to the Supervisor.
* Waste: Monitor waste through the mass balance reports and support the investigation/actioning of any non-conforming processes/ products in order to reduce waste and ensure that Batch Yield is on target.
* Labour costs: Manage the labour manning levels of the designated production line/ team and support the Supervisor in efforts to improve this labour cost.
* DOT: Be aware of despatch requirements. Make sure the Supervisor is aware of unplanned events that will affect DOT and service level.
* Customer Complaints: Deviations from quality should be actioned in order to minimise the risk of customer complaints.
* Audit Ready: Ensure production area is audit ready at all times through effective GMP control.
* CCPS: Ensure any issues regarding CCP's are highlighted immediately to the QA team and Team Manager. Ensure all checks are completed at the required time intervals and to the required standard.
* Ensure all documentation is logged correctly.
* Ensure all product/batch is cleared from the end of line prior to the start of the next product/batch.
* Escalation of any product quality issues to Supervisor, with solutions.
* Manage the daily production function of the line/ team particularly planned and unplanned changes and non-standard work including
* Escalate any issues to the Supervisor to ensure restraints to production/ team work are dealt with in a timely fashion.
* Ensure that Full Traceability is achieved for every batch of product through accurate recording of paperwork.
* Reporting of issues constraining production/ team work along with solutions.
* Escalation of issues at the SIC meeting or other forums that require support in order to address.
* Ensure the culture of continuous improvement is maintained and developed in their respective area through participation in the 6S, SIC and Project Improvement processes.
* Have an active role in the writing of line based SOP's providing accurate information to ensure the procedure is accurate.
* Support the Supervisor in the implementation and improvement of procedures and processes to ensure required standards of work are met and adhered to.
* Assist the Supervisor in progressing the teams development needs through cross training and continuous assessment of training needs.
* Provide recommendations to training function for all line operators.
* Ensure effective lines of communications are in place between the Production Line/ Team under the Line Leader's supervision, and the Supervisor.
* Daily personnel management including
* Monitoring of staff performance and escalation of any poor/ under performance.
* Positive motivation of reporting staff.
* Proactively engage the Supervisor with ideas for personal development

The Candidate

* To be able to actively reduce costs through solutions.
* Demonstrate Leadership behaviours at all times.
* Display a high sense of urgency and speed of action.
* Does not wait to be asked or told, but identify what needs to be done.
* Always have a can do attitude.
* Clear understanding of (English written and spoken)
* Adhere to business core values.


* Paying £8.21 an hour (NLW) plus £2 extra per hour responsibility uplift
* 28 days annual leave including bank holidays rising to 31 days after probation
* Monday to Saturday working hours on a 4 on 4 off basis (6 am - 6 pm)
* Overtime and overtime rate available
* Free parking on site
* Pension plan

Apply today for immediate consideration.

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