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Shift Production Team Leader – Peterlee

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Region: Durham

Salary: £24,000

An excellent opportunity for a Supervisor / Team Leader with a manufacturing & production background to lead a team in a busy Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

ROLE: Shift Production Team Leader – Recycling & Waste Management

SALARY: £24,000

SHIFT: 4 on 4 off Days & Nights (7:30-7:30)

LOCATION: Peterlee


As a Shift Production Team Leader you will be responsible for the smooth running of processing a operations, ensuring compliance within government legislation regarding waste management on your shift, company policy and all aspects of health and safety within the facility.

You will manage a small team

You will be part of the management team on a processing site (materials recycling facility / transfer station)

You will be responsible for the efficient running of shifts, measuring and controlling input and output, ensuring that processes run smoothly.

You will be responsible for the development of the site and increase production.

You will be responsible for ensuring highest quality which will in turn mean maximum value can be attained on the sale of processed material streams


Strong leadership is a prerequisite for the role including experience in the delivery of change with a positive outcome, Supervisory experience required

Waste management experience a plus but any KPI focussed production background considered

Any of the following experience / qualifications a plus: Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Maintenance Technician, NVQ / HNC / HND in manufacturing, business, business improvement techniques, waste management, mobile plant operation

Up to date knowledge of techniques such as Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, 5S, Just in Time, Kanban, Lean Manufacturing would be beneficial although not essential if you have the relevant on the job experience

You MUST be committed to inspiring and enforcing a positive Health and Safety ethic within the team, IOSH & NEBOSH are desirable

SUGGESTED PREVIOUS TITLES: MRF Production Supervisor, Recycling Shift Manager, Production Team Leader, Operations Supervisor

In a previous position you may have worked in: Waste Management, MRF Manager (materials recovery facility), food or electronics industry, factory, processing, transfer station, plant, mechanical biological treatment plant or transfer loading station, Quarry, Chemicals, pharmaceutical, food, automotive, mining, aggregates, clinical, hazardous, processing, production, plastics, metals, paper, card, glass etc.

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