Production Team Leader



Production Team Leader

Lorient – Newton Abbot

Salary:  £31,350

IncludingShift allowance: 20% - Based on a three weekly rotating shift pattern. Lorient pay based on qualification and grades, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills and earn more!


The primary objective of this position is:

To ensure that the section’s activities are planned and operated in a manner that ensures service levels to both internal and external customers are maintained.


Key responsibilities and duties are to:

  • Lead production meetings ensuring effective and efficient use of all resources, e.g. people, materials and equipment.
  • Identify significant problems through analysis of daily production issues.
  • Maintain a high standard of general discipline with the team and ensure all team. members work in accordance with operational guide-lines.
  • Apply lean manufacturing skills 5S, TPM.
  • Communicate accurate delivery times and capacity schedules to internal staff as appropriate.
  • Oversee production processes and ensuring standard operating procedures are current and accurate.
  • Identify and organise relevant training requirements of production staff.
  • Ensure all staff use appropriate PPE and that they are working with due regard for health, safety and environment, support and participate in risk assessments.
  • Do other duties that are appropriate to experience and qualification as directed by management.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good IT skills and understands MRP systems – preferably AX.
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing.
  • Experience of leading a team.
  • ILM Level 3 (preferred.


Lorient is a market-leading brand renowned internationally for its high-performance sealing systems for door assemblies. Established in 1979, the company has built a strong reputation for design innovation; and for producing the highest quality sealing systems embracing acoustic, smoke, fire and thermal containment; as well as accessibility. Lorient also has a dedicated Testing & Technical centre, which offers a variety of specialist testing services; as well as fire door inspection services. Lorient is part of ASSA ABLOY.

We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.

As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Newton Abbot, ENG, GB, TQ12 6UD

Production & Skilled Trades
Travel Required: 0%-10%