Production Line Leader

Aeropak - Great Yarmouth - Full Time (Double Day Shift) / Full Time (Night Shift)

Exciting opportunities have arisen for two Production Line Leaders, one to join our night shift and one to join our double days shift. These roles will be based at our highly successful and dynamic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing site in Great Yarmouth, where a wide variety of medicines and healthcare products are manufactured, including household names such as Otex, Bazuka, 4head, Ibuleve, Doublebase and Dermol.


The Line Leader will work as part of a professional team within a clean manufacturing environment where the highest quality standards are observed, leading a team of Production Operators, to deliver batches of the correct quality and in adherence to the Production plans. This role reports to the Production Lead.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and drive a team of Production Operators to ensure batches are produced on time, to the required quality standards and in accordance with relevant company procedures.
  • Inspire and motivate to achieve objectives and targets whilst driving continuous improvement requirements within the team.
  • Support new product introductions and packaging improvement activities.
  • Ensure safe and effective working practices of line team.
  • Ensure direct reports are effectively trained and adhere to all procedures required for their role.
  • Effectively organise and drive a team of operators to efficiently run the line.
  • Identify issues with equipment/components that affect running performance and support their resolution.
  • Clear and effective communication of line performance and fixes via daily meetings, KPI reports and emails.
  • Expert in operation of the line, including minor troubleshooting.
  • Effective teamwork with support departments, coordinating quality and/or engineering support when required.
  • Monitor the capability and performance of direct reports, responsible for first line informal discipline where required.


You would ideally have the following attributes and/or experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • A strong background in leadership, ideally working in pharmaceutical or another regulated production environment with associated level of documentation.
  • A dynamic, self-motivated individual with a proactive ‘can do’ approach.
  • Strong health and safety awareness.
  • Be a competent computer user (e.g. Office 365 and local systems).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Resourceful with a high aptitude for problem solving and decision making.
  • Have a high attention to detail and be competent with documentation.