Sign up to our E-Bulletin to keep up to date with the latest projects and initiatives PFF Group are working on:

    Sign up for health news

      Sign up for packaging news

      You can also connect with us on Linkedin:

      VACANCY – PACKAGING SHIFT TEAM LEADER

      A Great Opportunity to Join the PFF Team at our Washington Site

      PFF Group are a well-established medium-sized manufacturing company that currently have two sites based in Keighley (Main office) and a second site based in Washington. A position has become available for a Shift Team Leader at the Washington site.

      To apply, please send a covering letter and up-to-date CV to Craig Martin: craig.martin@pff.uk.com

      A position has become available for a Production Team Leader working a 12hour,24/7 shift pattern, alternating days and nights 6.30am-18.30pm and 18.30pm-06.30am. They will be responsible for a team of approximately 18-24 employees per shift.

      Reporting to the Production Manager this autonomous position will be a challenging multi-faceted role requiring a person who can adapt and be flexible in managing their duties. The suitable candidate should be dynamic, self-driven, results-orientated, and above all have a positive ‘can do’ attitude with a clear focus on delivering good quality products the first time.

      We are looking for a highly organised, natural forward planning, logical, structured thinker and motivator who can critically assess situations and act on them. Have a minimum of 3 years proven experience and/or an ILM Level 3 or above qualification, working in a high mass volume manufacturing environment as a Shift Supervisor or within an equivalent capacity. Ideally from a plastics background but not essential. You should be able to read/write and communicate in English as all reports, company policies and procedures are communicated in English.

      Main Duties and Responsibilities:
      1. To monitor the health and safety of the members of your team, reporting to your manager any issues or matters that may arise including near misses, tripping hazards etc.
      2. To monitor the production output of the shift against the production plan, targeting the achievement of planned volume per machine per shift. Any variances from the plan to be reported via the daily Production meeting.
      3. To control and measure production wastage for each shift, particularly during changeovers and design changes, minimizing wastage wherever possible.
      4. Wherever there are changeovers/design changes, to sign off the check sheets confirming that the required quality has been achieved.
      5. Carry out all checks, audits and paperwork required by the company BRC/Quality system.
      6. Manage, develop and motivate direct reporting staff, identifying training requirements.
      7. Ensure good communication is given either verbally or written to all members of the shift.
      8. Problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills are used to ensure that all team members can identify root causes and take fast effective action to resolve the problems in hand.
      9. Where employees inform you that they are unable to attend work, re-allocate members of your team, depending on the priorities of the production plan. If the employee is sick ensure, return to work interviews are carried out and self-certification forms are completed.
      10. Where appropriate or necessary, issue and record informal warnings to any team members where there is clear evidence of absence, continued non-performance or attitude issues, reporting to HR and your Manager the issues. HR will communicate any matters that are of a serious nature where further steps should be taken through a formal disciplinary procedure.
      11. At the end of each shift provide relevant reports on downtime, wastage and output. In addition, via the shift handover and the “communication book”, provide all required information necessary for the follow-on shift, including maintenance issues.
      12. Liaise with the other Team Leaders regarding your holidays/absence, in order to ensure that all team leaders share the cover required.
      13. Ensure that all members of your team where appropriate, provide a proper handover at their machine to the follow-on shift before leaving site.
      14. Prior to the end of the shift check the rest room and changing areas making sure that these have been left in a clean and tidy condition.
      15. Cover the operating of machines as and when required and provide support to operators throughout the shift.

      Salary Training rate £11.78 per hour increasing to £13.50 once trained and running shift (weekly paid and overtime currently at single time) (This is a consolidated rate covering any shift pattern).

      Holidays: 23 days inclusive of Bank holidays
      Benefits: Auto-enrolment Royal London Pension after 3 months (5% employee & 3% employer)
      After 6 months- Life Assurance 1 x Basic salary & Healthshield plan covering dental, optical, physio.

      To apply, please send a covering letter and up-to-date CV to Craig Martin: craig.martin@pff.uk.com