Production Supervisor

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Our client a multinational based in County Galway are looking for a Production Group Lead II on a permanent basis.


  • Provide direct front-line leadership and support to assigned production cells / areas. 
  • Supervise, support and mentor a team of approx. 15 production operators. 
  • Instill and maintain a positive team atmosphere in the production area. 
  • Ensure that the company behaviours (BUILDS) are being respected and followed
  • Ensure that people management issues are effectively resolved in accordance with company policies and procedures. Complete performance reviews for team. 
  • Ensure that products are built in accordance with the production schedule.
  • Ensure that KPI targets for safety, output, quality and productivity are achieved.
  • Maintain the hourly output tracking system. Ensure that output, defects and downtime are accurately recorded. Escalate issues appropriately.
  • Ensure that quality issues are dealt with in a timely manner. Assist the Quality team in resolving issues.
  • Ensure that all paperwork associated with products being produced is completed accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure that all paperwork (e.g. CHR) and equipment (e.g. Templates, mandrels) are ready before the line/cell transitions to the next build. 
  • Ensure that work instructions and quality standards are accurate, clearly defined and followed. Assist with / make changes to documentation that may be required.
  • Perform standard work audits and ensure issues are addressed. 
  • Ensure that assigned production cells / areas are staffed and operate in accordance with agreed plans. 
  • Ensure that the production team are adequately trained and competent. Ensure that effective cross training is implemented.
  • Ensure that assigned work areas are fully compliant with GMP, Safety, 5S and good housekeeping obligations. Address issues in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that assigned work areas operate in accordance with lean manufacturing policies and procedures (e.g. Kanban, 5S, Hr x Hr Tracking). Ensure that team members understand and act accordingly.
  • Contribute effectively to the LPMS system. 
  • Complete assigned improvement tasks (from LPMS, CAPA, CIP’s) efficiently and effectively.
  • Work proactively & effectively with support (Engineering, Quality, HR, others) to resolve operational challenges. 
  • Support and encourage the submission and implementation of continuous improvement ideas and safety good catches from all team members.
  • Participate in the interviewing and selection process for new employees.
  • Be flexible and take on other duties which the Company may assign you from time to time.


  • Previous experience (3 years) as a line lead/team leader or equivalent role required.
  • Previous experience in a medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to learn and understand production work steps.
  • Ability to assess work content and an understanding of line balancing.
  • Good leadership and communication skills.
  • Be self-directed and work with minimum supervision.
  • A can-do-attitude with emphasis on meeting all internal and external customer requirements.
  • A continuous improvement mindset.

For more information or a confidential discussion about this role please contact Michelle Mc Inerney.

Ensure that the company behaviours (BUILDS) are being respected and followed