Job Title
Production Team Leader
Employment Type
Full Time
3 to 5 years
R17000 to R19000
Job Published
02 July 2024
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Production Team Leader

Job Purpose:

The Production Team Leader oversees production activities for operators, ensuring a smooth process to meet customer targets in terms of time, quality, and cost-effectiveness. This role maintains a safe working environment and upholds standardized work practices across assembly and press operations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Higher Certificate in Operations Management or related qualification.

Preferred Qualifications:
Diploma in Operations Management or related qualification.

At least 3 years of relevant experience in Automotive Manufacturing or Manufacturing.

  • Technical Competencies:
  • Understanding of production costs including waste, downtime, scrap, and rework.
  • Knowledge of quality standards and experience in assisting and developing team members through on-the-job training.
  • Experience leading small group activities to drive improvement ideas.
  • Familiarity with safety protocols and regulatory requirements in manufacturing, including PPE and equipment operation licenses.
  • Proficient in reporting, including tracking attendance, output, downtime, and other key performance metrics.
  • Understanding of operating machinery and equipment relevant to both assembly and press operations.
  • Understanding of customer deliverables and the impact of quality failures.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and IATF 16949 standards.
  • High motivation, optimism, and action orientation.
  • Self-awareness, resilience, and openness to change.
  • Ability to exercise judgment/initiative in work methods and delegationStrong leadership qualities, gaining respect from teams and communicating with clarity.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Cross-functional collaboration skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the workload of operators, ensuring clear allocation of tasks and adherence to standards across assembly and press operations.
  • Monitor team performance, ensuring hourly and daily targets are met through effective planning and manpower utilization.
  • Investigate root causes of non-conformances and implement preventive measures.
  • Review daily production plans and communicate objectives with the team.
  • Preparation for production planning, including machine, tooling die, material, racks, and pallets.
  • Mentor, train, guide, and support team members in both assembly and press operations.
  • Monitor employee relations and participate in disciplinary processes.
  • Maintain high housekeeping standards for a safe working environment.
  • Implement and monitor quality standards per compliance audit and ISO requirements.
  • Daily inspection and reporting of machine conditions.
  • Coordinate receiving of components and materials.
  • Achieve required KPIs such as cycle times, safety, quality, and quantity in both assembly and press operations.
  • Manage documentation for leave, overtime, and work instructions.
  • Actively work to reduce production losses including man-hour and machine-hour losses.
  • Drive continuous improvement activities in cycle times, defects, process abnormalities, and customer complaints.
  • Ensure machinery is used according to standard operating procedures.
  • Communicate equipment/system issues and breakdowns to minimize downtime.
  • Collaborate with departments like procurement, logistics, and quality control for seamless production processes.

Additional Information:
Candidates may be assigned to either the Press or Assembly department based on their specific skills and experience. Both roles are crucial for ensuring the smooth operation of our production lines and meeting our company’s operational goals.