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Production Group Leader II (Evenings)

Our client is a well know Galway medical device manufacturer with a new opportunity for a Production Group Lead! As the Production Group Lead, oversee the day to day success and continuous improvement of the assigned production area through the development of the Production Team members. In your role, you will supervise Team Leaders and Production Operators to manufacture product to schedule, in compliance with all specifications and procedures.


  • Provide direct front line leadership and support to assigned production cells / areas. 
  • Supervise, support and mentor a team of approx. 15 production operators. 
  • Instil and maintain a positive team atmosphere in the production area. 
  • Ensure that the company behaviours (BUILDS) are being respected and followed.
  • Ensure that people management issues are effectively resolved in accordance with company policies and procedures.  Complete performance reviews for team. 
  • Ensure that products are built in accordance with the production schedule.
  • Ensure that KPI targets for safety, output, quality and productivity are achieved.
  • Maintain the hourly output tracking system.  Ensure that output, defects and downtime are accurately recorded.  Escalate issues appropriately.
  • Ensure that quality issues are dealt with in a timely manner.  Assist the Quality team in resolving issues.
  • Ensure that all paperwork associated with products being produced is completed accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure that all paperwork (e.g. CHR) and equipment (e.g. Templates, mandrels) are ready before the line/cell transitions to the next build. 
  • Ensure that work instructions and quality standards are accurate, clearly defined and followed.  Assist with / make changes to documentation that may be required.
  • Perform standard work audits and ensure issues are addressed. 
  • Ensure that assigned production cells / areas are staffed and operate in accordance with agreed plans. 
  • Ensure that the production team are adequately trained and competent.  Ensure that effective cross training is implemented.
  • Ensure that assigned work areas are fully compliant with GMP, Safety, 5S and good housekeeping obligations.  Address issues in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that assigned work areas operate in accordance with lean manufacturing policies and procedures (e.g. Kanban, 5S, Hr x Hr Tracking).  Ensure that team members understand and act accordingly.
  • Contribute effectively to the LPMS system.  Complete assigned improvement tasks (from LPMS, CAPA, CIP’s) efficiently and effectively.
  • Work proactively & effectively with support (Engineering, Quality, HR, others) to resolve operational challenges. 
  • Support and encourage the submission and implementation of continuous improvement ideas and safety good catches from all team members.
  • Participate in the interviewing and selection process for new employees.
  • Adhere to Plant Safety requirements and Health & Safety requirements relating to your work, assuming responsibility for those aspects of the OH&S System over which you have control to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.
  • Be aware of the potential environmental impacts associated with your work and the implications of non-conformance.
  • Contribute to enhanced energy performance by conservation of energy where possible (Lighting, Equipment, Air Conditioning etc).
  • Contribute to the continual improvement activities of the OH&S, Environmental and Energy Management systems through participation, providing feedback/ suggestions for improvement and by reporting accidents, dangerous occurrence, near miss/ illness, good catch and environmental incidents in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the OH&S, Environmental and Energy Management Systems by developing, leading and promoting a culture which supports the intended outcomes of the management systems. Directing and supporting persons to contribute to the effectiveness of these management systems
  • Be flexible and take on other duties which the Company may assign you from time to time.


  • Previous experience (3 years) as a line lead / team leader or equivalent role required.
  • Previous experience in a medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to learn and understand production worksteps.
  • Ability to assess work content and an understanding of line balancing.
  • Good leadership and communication skills.
  • Be self directed and work with minimum supervision.
  • A can-do-attitude with emphasis on meeting all internal and external customer requirements.
  • A continuous improvement mindset.

For further information on this role in please contact Michael Marvin  on 0864409255 or email

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