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Production Team Leader

Job Title: Production Team Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: 33000 - 45000
REF: Production Team Leader
Contact Name: Beth Cox
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Production Team Leader – Milling



Location;      Portsmouth

Hours;          Mon – Thursday: 7.30 am to 5.00 pm, 30 minute lunch break.

                      Friday: 7.30 am to 12.30pm.

Job type;      Full time / Permanent

Pay;              A competitive salary dependent on experience.

                     Opportunity for overtime at 1.4 times hourly rate.



On behalf of our well established client Red Chill Recruitment are recruiting for a Production Team Leader – Milling. The right person will take a lead role in technically advising on all aspects of engineering, working methods, CADCAM, programming, setting machining and tool making.


Perhaps you are a highly experienced CNC miller programmer looking for the opportunity to step up to take a lead role?



Roles / Responsibilities-


  • CADCAM, programming, setting machining and tool making.
  • Day to day shop floor supervision, coordination, guiding, training and helping production employees.
  • Assisting with planning shop floor loading in order to optimise output levels whilst retaining quality and on time delivery targets.
  • Developing working methods, CADCAM offline programming, setting & operating machines as required to maximise production output through individual flexibility
  • Supporting the quality team by assisting with first off inspections.
  • Conducting and giving input to employee appraisals; helping to ensure that each individual reaches their full potential
  • Chairing and contributing to departmental meetings, 8D/NCR & works order investigations, practical production and machining efficiency improvements as part of a process for continuing improvement; embracing change and encouraging others to do so.
  • Managing machine maintenance and breakdowns, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the lead times for customers are still achieved.
  • Fire marshal duties(training to be provided).



Skills / Experience-



  • Self-starter and a team player with the desire to work in a progressive company.
  • Good organisational skills, ability to manage and prioritise workload in a changing environment.
  • Solid leadership, supervisory, people and communication skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and ability to interpret engineering drawings and geometric tolerances.
  • Extensive experience developing working methods, CADCAM offline programming, setting and operating CNC milling machines.
  • Hands on experience of using all types of traditional metrology measuring equipment. 
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office applications. Experience with ERP/MRPsoftware packages would be of benefit but not essential.




  • Competitive Salary.
  • A progressive, engaging work environment.
  • Job security, training and career opportunities.
  • The opportunity to earn overtime.
  • Company group profit related bonus scheme.
  • 33 days annual leave including statutory holidays.
  • Company sickness scheme (subject to qualifying criteria).
  • Company auto enrolment pension scheme (subject to qualifying criteria).