Team Leader

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £16.50 - £21.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

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  • Client:


Our client is looking to recruit Team Leader roles at their site in Hilsea (x2 on rotating early and late shift, and x2 on night)

Below are core element of the job (these are in addition to the normal process operator) but are critical to their success. Successful candidates must have had formal training and have qualifications (i.e. apprenticeship served, city in guilds, or NVQ, B-Tec etc) Certs MUST be presented at interview


  • Manage a team of people (x3-5) on shift, (early and late rotating and fixed night shift)
  • Drive team development, and generate and deliver training requirements
  • Take ownership of product throughput and quality
  • React to product processes to ensure quality standards are met / maintained, i.e. making immediate correction to machine.
  • Product planning to ensure materials are available to operate machine, minimising down time
  • Understand and drive OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) data collection and target improvements based upon data analysis and project management.
  • Manage and perform first line maintenance to support, machine start-ups, cleaning regimes, and minor breakdown recovery. (Training will be provided)
  • Deliver 5S planning and deployment


  • Data analysis
  • OEE understanding and drive improvements
  • SAP knowledge
  • Intermediate Excel
  • General Microsoft office functionality
  • Understanding / delivery of project management and plans
  • Problem solving / route cause analysis.
  • Team management
  • Excellent communication / persuasiveness / team work / vigilance

Shift Patterns: Night Shift (22:00 - 06:00Hr Mon - Fri)

Rotating Earlies & Lates (6am -2pm and 2pm -10pm rotating)

Hours: 37 hours

**ITAR restrictions apply and criminal record check required (must be applied for before they start-receipt needs to be sent to us)**