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Operations Team Leader

  • Location: County Westmeath
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Contact: Mary Mullin
  • Contact Email:
  • Job Ref: 16986

My client, a busy manufacturing company based in Westmeath is looking to hire an Operations Team Leader to join their production team. Ideally they are looking for someone who has a 3rd level qualification in Engineering, have experience working in moulding environment and someone who has supervisory or people management experience in a similar environment. Must be available to work shift.


  • Plan and communicate the daily production work load, delegating duties to relevant people.

  • Supervise to ensure adherence to safety and operating procedures, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and Line Clearance

  • Troubleshoot on blow moulding and injection moulding machine processes as required and on automation and downstream equipment. 

  • Verify all applicable paperwork associated with batch records are properly completed in line with cGMP

  • Liaise with Engineering and Quality to resolve issues and reduce downtime. 

  • Feedback and report production and machine metrics and relevant issues to the Production Manager. 

  • Complete work to close out CAPAs and Change Controls as may be required & manage NCR process in conjunction with QA Technicians. 

  • Report production and quality metrics at the end of the shift and daily production meeting

  • Continually review production methods/operating procedures with a view to improving efficiency, quality and visual management 

  • Ensure employees receive appropriate training

  • Effectively manage holidays, absence & timekeeping and provide feedback to employees on performance

  • Ensure housekeeping standards are maintained to the highest standard


  • Have a relevant 3rd level qualification in Engineering or a related field

  • Must have experience in moulding environment (injection or blow moulding) preferred

  • Must have people management experience from a similar environment, must have conducted performance reviews

  • Strong attention to detail with structured approach to planning & organising 

  • Be able to work on own initiative and priorities work as required

  • Have excellent communication skills

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive package

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Healthcare for individual and family

  • Pension

  • 26 days annual leave


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Mary Mullin