Production Shift Supervisor

  • Job Reference: JB-50
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Archers Recruitment
  • Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £44,415
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

People & Safety

  • Ensure that the working environment, working practices and general behaviour of all employees support the company policies, procedures and applicable laws.
  • Supervise staff to ensure a harmonious and efficient production environment.
  • Interpret business requirements to employees and assigns duties accordingly.
  • Interface with others in the organization to ensure customer deadlines are met and ensure that the OTIF target of 100% is being achieved.
  • Responsible for performance management, training and development of staff in conjunction with Production Manager and Production Trainers.
  • Manage and control the physical work area to ensure a safe working environment at all time.
  • Be technical lead for production running issues, resolve/escalate to Production Manager and Engineering team
  • Responsible for time and attendance management and escalation in conjunction with the Production Manager
  • To work with the Production Manager to ensure manufacturing costs are controlled
  • To work with the Production Manager to monitor and work toward a zero target of machinery downtime.
  • Develop and recommend and implement changes in work practices and manual and automated processes to increase efficiency 
  • In conjunction with Production Manager establish labour standards and routings for the clean room and component storage area and ensure those standards are met.
  • Works towards the reduction / elimination of Work in Progress (WIP) within the Clean room and Component Storage Areas.


  • Inspect and measure parts and products to verify conformance to specifications and to support the introduction of quality initiatives.
  • Supervise equipment adjustment to prevent manufacture of products which fail to meet standards.
  • Maintain all relevant production and quality documentation as required
  • In conjunction with the Quality and the Production Team, investigate and close Non-conformance Reports (NCR's) in a timely manner.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) within the Clean room and Component Storage Area.
  • Take part in the development of initiatives to improve standards of quality within the business.


  • Coordinate and communicate daily production processes to ensure production schedules are met.
  • Analyse work orders to estimate worker hours and complete relevant work order details as required.
  • Feedback to Operators when gaps or deviations occur to standard requirement and work toward retrieval of lost time.
  • Identify and requisition raw materials, sub-assembled stock and supplies required for production schedule.
  • Plan flow of materials through department and recommend physical layout of machines according to work orders demands and people requirements.
  • In conjunction with the Production Manager, manage, establish and adjust work procedures to meet production schedules.

Essential experience/ qualifications:  

  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving ability
  • Customer focused 
  • Strong Interpersonal skills and conflict resolution
  • Teamwork  
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Managing diverse ranges of people 
  • Quality management 
  • Cost consciousness 
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ethical judgment, reasoning and decision making ability
  • Planning, organizing and prioritizing
  • Attention to detail

Computer Skills                                              

  • ERP software
  • Database software
  • Inventory software (Sage)
  • Excel Spreadsheet software
  • Word Processing software.

Education and/or Experience                                             

  • 3-5 years' experience in clean room manufacture with supervisory experience.
  • A good level of education and experience in GMP manufacture.
  • Priority planning
  • Change management 
  • Team Building

Desirable skills/ experience/ qualifications:    

  • EHS awareness/ qualification, NEBOSH diploma
  • Desire to succeed and drive efficiencies
  • Motivational skills/ experience within team environment
  • Driving culture change, collaboration and teamwork
  • SMED training and implementation