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Auto Assembly Team Leader

Axis Electronics Ltd.

Job Ref: TL2007
Salary: Competitive DOE + Benefits
Position: Auto Assembly Team Leader

Hours: 39 per week. 7.30 - 4.30 Monday - Thursday, 7.30 - 12.30 Friday
Location: Bedford
Date Listed: 21-07-2022
Date Closing: 07-10-2022


An exciting opportunity working closely with a production manager in leading and motivating a high performing team with clear vision, mission and values. We are looking for someone who has strong interpersonal skills together with a technical understanding of surface mount technology.

The role would include basic scheduling and responsibility for managing products through the line delivering to internal customers on time and right first time. The role would place an emphasis on people management through investing in the staff, supporting with training requirements and a continuous improvement drive to support in the continued growth of the business.

Main Duties:

  • Lead Team who run SMT lines to specified efficiency and process quality levels
  • Lead a team to build right first time through flow and selective solder
  • Ensure product meets IPC 610 to the specified class
  • Input and preparation of process control documentation including maintenance
  • Ensure you are familiar with the department’s output production targets by interacting with the scheduling system
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and update databases to meet the requirements of the quality management system
  • Ensure compliance with all associated procedures applicable to the manufacturing process
  • Lead team who maintain the highest-level workmanship and product standards, and ensure wastes are removed wherever possible
  • Drive to support positive change within the area through a range of continuous improvement tool
  • The role would place an emphasis on people management through investing in the staff,  supporting with training requirements

Person Specification:

  • Knowledge of SMT and experience in through hole, including component verification/value identification
  • Understanding of SMT,THT processes, screen printers, pick and place, reflow ovens and AOI machines
  • Screen printers, pick and place, reflow ovens and AOI machine knowledge is preferred
  • Competent IT skills including basic Excel to support in range of data collection activities
  • Experience within a fast paced high pressured manufacturing environment. Preferably high mix, low volume
  • Strong interpersonal skills and mixes this with a technical understanding of surface mount technology
  • Strong work ethic / highly motivated
  • Target driven. Ability to multitask / Attention to detail
  • Organised / ability to manage own/team`s workload
  • Competent working as part of a team or independently
  • Confidence to make decisions
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing, 5S and Theory of constraints
  • Understanding of different leadership styles to get the best out of all team members

At Axis we expect every employee to commit to our Teamship Rules:

  • Caring: for each other, our customers, our suppliers and all other stakeholders
  • Hardworking: with diligence, creativity, and by going the extra mile
  • Integrity: through honesty with oneself and with others
  • Positivity: a can do attitude
  • Synergy: a united front as team Axis


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