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Lead Operator/Team Leader





£23000 - £26000 per annum + Pension



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Our client an established FMCG company are looking to recruit an experienced Lead Operator/Team Leader to join their expanding team.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Motivate, coach and recognise the team to achieve their goals.
  • Ownership of personal learning and development plan.
  • Be a behavioural ambassador within their Team.
  • Exchange communication and information with the Team Manager and the peers (shift handover) concerning non-conformities by various causes and other relevant information. relating to the production process (staff, yields, procedures).

28 HSE:

  • Ensure adherence to HSE legal compliance.
  • Cover the food safety risks (fit for work, personal hygiene).
  • Work to the agreed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure safety is maintained.
  • Support the behaviour-based safety program.
  • Participate in Risks assessments as required.
  • Report any unsafe situation to the Production Manager and the Safety Manager.
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic work environment.
  • Ensure effective loss and waste process.
  • Wearing the necessary personal protective equipment, appropriate for the given task.
  • Implement the general safety measures which have been effective in other departments.
  • Respect the general hygiene measures of the company.
  • Follow the agreements made in connection with food defence.
  • Monitoring of utilities (water, gas, electricity, glycol, coolingwater, compressed air).

3. Quality:

  • Sterilise the production line/filling line.
  • Comply with HACCP, quality standards and 5S requirements within department. – Monitor CCP’s and control + cleaning the filters. If abnormalities, report to the team manager and/or production manager.
  • Continuous monitoring of the order and cleanness in and around the machines, if necessary, do cleaning work + maintaining 5S.
  • Apply allergens procedure.
  • Take samples according to the sampling plan.
  • Master manufacturing processes (at source) to deliver Right First-Time performance
  • Operation machinery in accordance with SOP’s and Working Instructions. – Ensuring an optimal progress of the process within the department. Continuous process control:adjustment of machines, monitoring of parameters (pressures, temperatures, control valves, flows,…) and take actions and corrective measures in case of deviations.
  • Support problem solving when completing CAPA’s.
  • Ensure an optimal progress of the production process within the department.
  • Continuous process control: adjustment of the machines, monitoring of parameters (pressures, temperatures, control valves, flows,) and take actions and corrective measures in case of deviations.
  • Do the internal CIP cleaning as required within department (rinse/ long CIP / long-acid CIP ) + check on the basis of the CIP check list.

4. Service:

  • Start-up, conversion and monitoring area of responsibility (either mixing or filling areas).
  • Maintaining OTIF status by achieving conformance to plan and OEE target Contribute to
  • Short Interval Control reviews as requested.
  • Support timely close out of technical issues impacting production (SIC).
  • Ensure a good team transfer to the next team and discuss the planning and issues. Also make sure that the next team has enough resources for the next 2 hours to do their jobs. Provide logistic flow between production and warehouse.
  • Fill in the different production documents, task lists and the logbook.

5. Costs:

  • Ensure productivity targets are achieved (OEE, HR planning).
  • Adhere to the Bill Of Materials for each recipe.
  • Support constant reduction of inefficiencies and not added value activities.

The Package:

  • £23,000 – 26,000 per annum depending on experience.
  • 3 shift pattern, earlies, lates & nights.
  • Holiday scheme.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Opportunity for further development/progression.

Job Reference: ABLOTLC_1554382064

Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Pension

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Baltic Recruitment Sector: Engineering_technical

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