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Engineering & Technical

Section Leader - Cork

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
Date: 5/04/2018
Job Reference: 94358

Job Description

Contact: Anna McGowan
Telephone: 0864667369

Section Leader
Our client, a medical device company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Section Leader for their site.

Objectives of Position:
  • Quality: It is the responsibility of the Section Leader to ensure production operators assemble, test and handle all products in line with the documented specification and processes, thus ensuring that all products supplied to our customers are to the highest possible quality levels and conform to all specification requirements
  • Productivity: Working as part of the manufacturing team to produce the correct number of products in line with the production plans as communicated by Supervisors. These products must be available to ensure the correct levels of delivery performance to our customers
  • Teamwork: All employees will be part of a team committed to a goal of total customer satisfaction and will be required to participate as a team member during each day of their employment

Output Target
  • Achieve hourly and daily targets
  • Ensure team is busy 100% of shift

  • Communicate quality issues daily
  • Counsel / retrain operators on quality issues
  • Ensure Immediate communication on fails
  • Monitor scrap levels from area on a daily basis and reduce accordingly

Attendance / Timekeeping
  • Monitor / feedback on a daily basis
  • Meet employees on day of return from absence
  • Counsel / discipline as required in consultation with Supervisor/HR
  • Report weekly to Supervisor on absence

  • Conduct Informal discussion (file note)
  • Conduct counseling sessions and complete file note
  • Issue disciplinary action (Verbal warning) with Supervisor and/or HR

Induction of new employees
  • Ensure new employees are “buddied up” during transition
  • Ensure new employees know product, process
  • Ensure new employees know work instructions, DDS, etc

  • Resolve operational issues eg. Work load, tools etc
  • Report other grievances to Supervisor

  • Ensure Operators are aware of and adhere to all relevant procedures

Process Adherence
  • Ensure all work instructions followed
  • Ensure employees are trained continually / recertification as necessary
  • Counsel / discipline on non-adherence

  • Be familiar with SANM Safety policy
  • Ensure all PPE is worn
  • Ensure all employee’s follow all safety guidelines
  • Counsel / discipline on non conformance/adherence
  • Ensure working area is orderly and organised

  • Conduct “Start up meeting” on every shift (quality, targets, safety, other)
  • Actively support and facilitate team meetings
  • Ensure effective communications within own team and with other sections of the company

Shipment Updates
  • Flag potential shipment delays (early) to Supervisor

  • Define training requirements by process/product
  • Achieve training plan
  • Participate actively in the Section Leader development program and complete successfully

Performance Reviews
  • Monitor/Assess employee’s performance on an ongoing basis
  • Complete 3 month / 6 month / annual appraisals on time

  • Ensure adequate shift coverage
  • Ensure no more than –39 hours holiday balance

  • Spend 5 mins every day checking and where necessary updating system
  • Ensure 100% accuracy
  • Prepare accurate timesheets

  • Advise Supervisor of requirements
  • Ensure all new employee’s are inducted

  • Section Leader minimises need for overtime
  • Advises in advance of any requirement

Reports – Key Metrics
  • Report on absence

Equal Opportunities
  • Encourage and support equal opportunity practices

  • Measurements will be tracked against plant metrics and MBOs tracked as per the annual appraisal process.

Personnel Specifications
  • Experience in similar work necessary
  • Good communicator
  • High degree of initiative
  • Be flexible / adaptable

  • Strong communication skills are essential for this role.
  • A results driven & quality conscious individual
  • A sound understanding of Standard Operating Procedures, line documentation and customer specific requirements.

For further information on this Section Leader role in Galway please contact Anna McGowan on 0864667369 /
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