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Production Group Lead | Weekends

Our client based in Co Galway are looking for a Production Group Lead on the weekend shift.

The Role:

As the production group lead you will provide direct front-line leadership and support to assigned production cells/areas, supervising, supporting, and mentoring a team of approx. 15 production operators. 


  • Instil and maintain a positive team atmosphere in the production area. 

  • Ensure that people management issues are effectively resolved in accordance with company policies and procedures. Complete performance reviews for the team. 

  • Ensure that products are built in accordance with the production schedule.

  • Ensure that KPI targets for safety, output, quality and productivity are achieved.

  • Maintain the hourly output tracking system. Ensure that output, defects and downtime are accurately recorded. Escalate issues appropriately.

  • Ensure that quality issues are dealt with in a timely manner. Assist the Quality team in resolving issues.

  • Ensure that all paperwork associated with products being produced is completed accurately and in a timely manner. 

  • Ensure that all paperwork (e.g. CHR) and equipment (e.g. Templates, mandrels) are ready before the line/cell transitions to the next build. 

  • Ensure that work instructions and quality standards are accurate, clearly defined, and followed. Assist with / make changes to documentation that may be required.

  • Perform standard work audits and ensure issues are addressed. 

  • Ensure that assigned production cells/areas are staffed and operate in accordance with agreed plans. 

  • Ensure that the production team is adequately trained and competent. Ensure that effective cross-training is implemented.

  • Ensure that assigned work areas are fully compliant with GMP, Safety, 5S, and good housekeeping obligations. Address issues in a timely manner.

  • Ensure that assigned work areas operate in accordance with lean manufacturing policies and procedures (e.g. Kanban, 5S, Hr x Hr Tracking). Ensure that team members understand and act accordingly.

  • Contribute effectively to the LPMS system. Complete assigned improvement tasks (from LPMS, CAPA, CIPs) efficiently and effectively.

  • Work proactively & effectively with support (Engineering, Quality, HR, others) to resolve operational challenges. 

  • Support and encourage the submission and implementation of continuous improvement ideas and safety good catches from all team members.

  • Participate in the interviewing and selection process for new employees.

  • Adhere to Plant Safety requirements and Health & Safety requirements relating to your work, assuming responsibility for those aspects of the OH&S System over which you have control to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.

  • Contribute to the continual improvement activities of the OH&S, Environmental, and Energy Management systems through participation, providing feedback/ suggestions for improvement, and by reporting accidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses/illnesses, good catches, and environmental incidents in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the OH&S, Environmental, and Energy Management Systems by developing, leading, and promoting a culture that supports the intended outcomes of the management systems.

  • Directing and supporting persons to contribute to the effectiveness of these management systems.


  • Previous experience (3 years) as a line lead/team leader or equivalent role required.

  • Previous experience in a medical device manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to learn and understand production work steps.

  • Ability to assess work content and an understanding of line balancing.

  • Good leadership and communication skills.

  • Be self-directed and work with minimum supervision.

  • A can-do attitude with an emphasis on meeting all internal and external customer requirements.

  • A continuous improvement mindset.

For more information or a confidential discussion about this role please contact Michelle McInerney

091 706 717