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Due to continued growth and a need to strengthen the current operations management team, we are looking to recruit a Shift Manager to provide shift leadership in our fast-moving 24/7 operation. Reporting to the UK Manufacturing Manager, the role will take responsibility for all shift activities; Output, Quality, H&S, Manufacturing Efficiency (Yield), Maintenance Activities, Staff Management, Continuous Improvement Initiatives, and Shift Administration.

Duties will include:

  • Liaising with colleagues to ensure the work activities of all extrusion lines is carried out in line with production plan in order to keep ‘downtime’ to a minimum.
  • Ensuring production output across the shift is in accordance with Company and customer quality guidelines, e.g. colour, tolerance, profile.
  • Ensure that non-conformance is challenged and counter-measures are agreed and implemented
  • Reporting on downtime, scrap, and quality issues, and escalating as appropriate.
  • Taking appropriate action to remedy products identified as being out of specification and following appropriate notification procedure.
  • Effectively managing the team ensuring that KPI’s (key performance indicators) are achieved.
  • Managing absences to ensure minimal impact on team/KPI’s.
  • Managing holiday allocation on shift.
  • Training, coaching and motivating team to ensure effective skill levels and multi skilling across machines.
  • Continuous auditing of conduct in line with Safety, Quality, Food safety and Production guidelines.
  • Incident investigation.
  • Shift and overtime planning.
  • Data collection.
  • Root cause analysis.
  • Appraisal and feedback activity.
  • Develop work related instructions.
  • Carry out risk assessments and contribute to a wider culture and H&S excellence.
  • Performing formal investigations and disciplinary meetings with the support of HR.

The ideal candidate will have previous supervisory/team leadership experience within a fast moving manufacturing environment.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to work to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication/people management skills.
  • The ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a wider multi-functional team.
  • Strong motivation to achieve and sustain quantitative and qualitative results and deliver tangible improvements.
  • IOSH Managing Safely certificate/similar or commitment to complete the qualification whilst in the role.
  • Proven record in a leadership role in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to deal with conflict and resolution in a mature manner.
  • Previous experience in manufacturing and continuous improvement activities.
  • Familiarity with modern manufacturing tools; 5S, Lean, Six Sigma, Poke Yoke, Kaizen.

Please note, we do not offer visa sponsorship.

Location:
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear (UK)

How to apply:
If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please fill in the form below or send a CV highlighting the relevant skills and experience to Emma Phillips ukhr@ambpackaging.com


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Business Overview
TDX provides a range of services to the Thermoformed Packaging industry in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
The Tooling Division offers packaging design, rapid prototyping, sampling, and full production tooling services to a wide range of Thermoformed packaging manufacturers.

Role
TDX are now recruiting for an experienced CNC Operative with the following competency:

  • Experience in operating CNC Machining Centres using Mazatrol Controllers
  • 3 Axis Machining Centre operating experience (Minimum 5 years)
  • 5 Axis Machining experience beneficial but not essential
  • Experienced in reading and quality checking drawings to achieve right first-time product
  • Basic CNC Mazatrol programming experience required

In return, TDX offers competitive rates for shift work (early & late shift weekly rotation) and a variety of work mix.

Location:
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear (UK)

How to apply:
If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please send a CV highlighting the relevant skills and experience to Simon Lynch s.lynch@tdx-tss.com


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Job position: Extrusion Operative

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be responsible for the production of sheet to required customer specification and in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.

Main duties:

  • “Haul off’ of rolls at the end of the extrusion line
  • Pack finished goods in accordance with agreed packing specifications
  • Apply appropriate labelling to finished goods
  • Log both ‘good’ and ‘scrap’ material accurately and efficiently
  • Cut cores and replenish consumable goods as appropriate to ensure effective running of line
  • Ensure bath units are topped up with correct solution
  • Conduct and accurately record quality control checks, taking remedial action where required
  • Clean rollers as required to ensure effective operation of equipment
  • Ensure raw materials supplies and material feed are maintained
  • Removal of ‘scrap’ product, following appropriate procedures
  • Follow appropriate procedure to notify the Company if the product is out of specification
  • Adopt a ‘clean as you go’ approach to ensure housekeeping standards are effectively maintained
  • Carry out duties in accordance with all Company policies, procedures and SOP’s
  • Support and train colleagues where necessary, in line with work instructions and standard operating procedures
  • Carry out duties in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Contribute to and participate in Company activities
  • Contribute to the business by identifying opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures based on experience
  • Carry out additional and/or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business

Applicants should also have:

  • Production experience gained in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Hours of work:

Continental shift pattern

Location:

Gateshead, Tyne & Wear (UK)

How to apply:

If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please fill in the form below or send a letter of application and CV to the UK HR Manager at ukhr@ambpackaging.com


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