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Production leader - Buchen, Germany

Who are we?

We are ThermIQ, producer of infrared heating panels and intelligent heating solutions. ThermIQ aims for responsible and sustainable entrepreneurship and we produce innovative products of high quality. By continually innovating we can retain our position as quality producer of infrared heating systems. We work with an exquisite combination of craftsmanship, professionalism, an advanced production process and very strict quality controls.

Who are you?

We are looking for a team leader who will be guiding the assembly workers. You will be overall responsible for the operational activities of the production site in Buchen, Germany. This includes different processes; mixing, printing, baking, soldering, testing of the products and ensuring the correct final touches. You are responsible for day-to-day management and ensuring an efficient operation in achieving business targets. Additionally, you will provide leadership and line management to the team, coordinating their workloads and providing support to ensure that the team delivers. The production leader/manager monitors any issues, and ensuring production targets, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and quality standards are met in order to meet the product requirements. He/she develops the team by focusing on individual performance and support requirements to achieve high standards, whilst fostering a culture of working safely. The production leader will work under general supervision, remotely reviewed by Management.

What will you be doing?

General and Task Management

  • Work to ensure people and resources are applied in an efficient and effective manner to meet delivery requirements while achieving quality and safety standards.
  • Ensure that team members follow defined manufacturing procedures and comply with quality requirements.
  • Ensure all batch records are completed appropriately and filled accurately.
  • Ensure that non-conforming material is clearly identified and segregated.
  • Ensure that quality concerns are escalated appropriately.
  • Ensure achievement of production throughput against stated capacity targets.
  • Ensure the team are aware of day to day targets and responsibilities.
  • Manage production (work) orders and stock control transactions.
  • Maintain visible lead for adherence to procedures and instructions.
  • Monitor change over and/or line set up efficiency.
  • Monitor and maintain all equipment and tools, ensuring equipment is within calibration date and all systems are functioning correctly.
  • Undertake continuous training and development.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems.
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization.
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required.
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks on the production site.
  • Carry out incident, accident and non-conformity investigations and associated reporting and action closure.
  • Develop production controls and procedures, including health, safety and environmental standards.

People Management

  • Responsible for training of operators for products and processes within the local team.
  • Responsible for daily management and support for the team to achieve operational success.
  • Monitor time and attendance, including vacation absence and sick leave.
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems.
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them.
  • Communicate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware of expectations and deliverables.
  • Provide product expertise within team, and respond to operator queries.
  • Work positively with support functions to fully define the processes/procedures/controls relevant to team activities. Provide support and input to continuous improvement activities within the team.

Relationship Management

  • Interface with Production Planning to determine schedules for production.
  • Liaise and communicate with other functions and ensure an effective interface is maintained.
  • Feedback to the Management team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities and process and procedure improvements to optimize results and improve quality of delivery, in line with quality standards requirements and delivery in line with Company and Customer requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise to the team.

Self Management

  • Embraces personal challenge.
  • Is self aware, resilient, assertive and open to change.
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together.
  • Actively committed to team development.
  • High levels of motivation, optimistic and action orientated.

What do we ask of you?

Skills and Attributes:

  • Exercise considerable initiative/judgement in work methods and in interpreting and delegating work requirements/goals.
  • Work independently, reviewed infrequently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lead by example, gain respect from team and communicate with clarity whilst demonstrating excellence in approach to work and people activities.
  • High focus on quality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both German and English.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of activities at the same time.
  • Ability to plan, analyze and challenge.
  • Able to work cross functionally and collaboratively with many stakeholders.
  • Solid understanding of all people related processes and procedures.
  • Good understanding of customer deliverables and the impact of failure/cost of poor quality.

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Technical / Engineering bachelor degree.
  • Experience of managing teams.
  • Experience of assisting and developing (multi-skilled) people.
  • Strong PC skills and experience of packages such as Excel and ERP system.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques and recognized QC tools.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation including ISO14001 and responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of Quality standards.
  • Understanding of production costs to include waste, downtime, scrap and re-work.

What do we offer you?

  • An independent and alternately function.
  • A challenging job with space for own input.
  • Proper salary based on education and experience.
  • Proper secondary employment conditions.

Do you want to respond to this position?

Do you want to apply for this job? Please send your resume to recruitment@thermiq.com.
Do you have any questions about the position or about our company?
Please contact Saskia Meijler via Whatsapp: 06-13637268.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated!