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Production Supervisor - Clare - 103580

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Clare
Date: 17/04/2019
Job Reference: 103580
Contact Name: Fiona Keane
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Job Description

Production Supervisor - Clare - 103580

Production Supervisor

Our client, a medical device company in Clare is currently looking to recruit a Production Supervisor for their site.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Supervision of all production operators.
  • Coordination of functions (Operation, Quality, Scheduling and logistics) to ensure that work is started and completed on scheduled to meet customer demand.
  • Overseeing a strong focus on Health and safety across shifts.
  • Overall responsibility for production and quality across shifts, including Moulding and Subassemblies.
  • Ensuring targets are met as set out by the departmental managers including safety, production, delivery, cost and quality targets.
  • Ensuring compliance to standards and customer requirements, i.e. ISO 9001 and TS 16949, ISO 13485
  • General housekeeping.
  • Training of direct reports.

Health & Safety
  • Ensure the all direct reports are using safe operating methods.
  • Ensure that direct report know what to do in an emergency (evacuation, emergency stop on machines etc.).
  • Ensure operators are instructed in the safe use of ancillary equipment (i.e. air hoses, knives, jigs & fixtures etc.).
  • Ensure operators wear any relevant Personnel Protection Equipment PPE, as required.
  • Report all potential hazards and accidents as per required procedures.
  • Maintain safety log.
  • Root cause and implement solutions for identified safety issues.
  • Perform safety audits of area as required.

Manufacturing & Quality
  • Overall responsibility for production operations and quality on shift.
  • Ensuring targets are met as set out by the departmental managers.
  • Daily monitoring & recording of output, efficiencies, scrap, machine downtime
  • Ensure that direct reports are capturing required data from production processes, such as scrap, machine downtime and screen results.
  • Monitoring of production by conducting regular quality checks/audits on production as required by quality check sheets
  • Liaison with tool setters and other relevant personnel to eliminate process problems to reduce product defects and downtime.
  • Daily monitoring for and escalation of any quality issues to the Quality Team.
  • Participation in and ownership of NCs and CAPAs are required.
  • Participation in production and quality projects
  • Monitoring of Time and Attendance for all direct reports. Including breaks, absences, RTW meetings.
  • Manage the allocation of work at across shifts, in coordination with Team Leads.
  • Ensuring fair rotation of work where possible
  • Effective communication will all other departments. Attend daily and weekly production meetings and other meetings as requested by the manager.
  • Ensuring full compliance to relevant standards including ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and TS 16949,
  • Understand the requirements relating to your position and ensuring compliance.
  • Ensuring direct reports understand and comply with the requirements.
  • Ensure all direct reports are adequately trained to the Quality Procedures.

Non-conforming product and complaints
  • Ensuring non-conforming product and rework is minimised and root causes identified and resolved.
  • Ensure rejected lots are quarantined and reworked based on prioritization Rejected lots are reworked within 24 hours of notification of rejection.
  • All rejected lots in the rework area should be clearly labelled. (Product name and number, cause of rejection, quantity, shift and responsibility).
  • A non-conforming report shall be initiated and responsibility for completion.

  • Ensure that all work areas are kept free of excess product and materials – Develop and adhere to 5S standards, including setting and performing 5S audits of production facility.
  • Floors are swept including under machines.
  • Machine surfaces are kept clear of waste materials.
  • Finished product, rework and regrind materials should be clearly segregated, labelled and stored carefully.
  • All walkways, fire exits and fire points should be clear at all times.
  • Canteen is kept clean and tidy
  • Water and oil leaks should be informed immediately to the tool setter.
  • Product in finished goods, QA and rework area are to be kept tidy
  • Work areas are stored in an orderly fashion.

Performance Management
  • Review the competencies of all direct reports and identify training needs.
  • Address performance issues using informal coaching and guidance and where necessary the formal disciplinary procedure as per company policy.
  • Ensure all direct reports are adequately trained to perform any task assigned to them.
  • Train direct reports when necessary on any new or existing processes and ensure training is documented accurately.
  • Complete performance reviews with direct report (including goals setting and tracking).
  • Participate in any disciplinary proceedings involving production team members where required.

Training Management:
  • Health and Safety - Ensure all employees have received adequate training and that the training records reflect this.
  • Manufacturing and Quality - Ensure all employees have received appropriate training in each area and that they have been signed off on same. Ensure that the training records reflect this.
  • Cross-training across different areas for all operators and ensure sign off on all. Ensure that the training records reflect this.
  • Training on quality standards and ensure that the records reflect this.

Education & Experience Required:
  • 3rd Level Qualification in relevant discipline and certification in supervisory management course.
  • 8-10 years supervisory/people management experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience preferably in medical device field.
  • Production process troubleshooting experience required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High level of PC skills required.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Strong people management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in H&S Management within a production environment.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to influence change within the production team environment.

For further information on this Production Supervisor role in Clare please contact Fiona Keane on 086 7738651 /

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