Teledyne Technologies

Production Manager

Locations UK-West Yorkshire-Shipley
Requisition ID
Teledyne Defence & Space

Company Overview

Teledyne Defence & Space (a business unit of Teledyne Aerospace & Defence Electronics UK) provide enabling technologies for industrial growth markets. We have evolved from a company that was primarily focused on aerospace and defence, to one that serves multiple markets that require advanced technology and high reliability.


Teledyne Defence & Space (TDS) can offer fully integrated SwAp-C EW solutions, MFA’s and fully operational RWR systems. With unrivalled RF & MW application knowledge we have experience of creating innovative solutions for the most challenging applications.


We also specialise in integrated frequency conversion and filter products for satellite payloads and have been selected to supply Flexible Channelisers to OneWeb for its satellite payload system designed to provide low earth orbit broadband internet access worldwide. TDS are also proud winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019: International Trade and The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020: Innovation.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

  • Leading and managing day to day activities of a team of multi skillset production operatives across the shift pattern.
  • Providing guidance and Leadership to Cell Leaders managing individual production areas
  • Plan and co-ordinate staff availability including holiday authorisation, management of absenteeism and disciplinary issues in liaison with HR, ensuring continued staff availability for shift patterns
  • Working with Production Management team to develop and enhance current and new LEAN Manufacturing processes, tools and techniques
  • Setting production targets and goals in conjunction with the Operations Management for their department
  • Providing updates to Operations Management Team and other service or supply departments on production activities
  • Managing and presenting local area Key Performance Indicator information to the team
  • Ensuring adherence to all manufacturing process, specifications and quality management systems and generation of NCR’s (Non-Conformance Reports) where required
  • In conjunction with the Senior Production Manager establish the pipleline production activity required for each week within the department to ensure targets are achieved
  • Ensuring equipment availability for all operatives to carry out production duties is planned and managed
  • Working with other departments to ensure maintenance and calibration controls of all equipment is carried out in line with company policies
  • Maintenance and control of all ESD, 5S, consumables, notices and housekeeping requirements for their areas
  • Assisting in Continuous Improvements processes, activities and ideas to enable to continued evolution of the production department
  • Communicating team briefs
  • Carry out annual performance appraisals of your shift team members
  • Evaluating Training and development requirements through the company skills matrix to ensure a multi-flexible team
  • Carrying out disciplinary activity and counselling of manufacturing team members as required.
  • Manage and monitor Labour Utilisation and Labour Recovery with regular reviews, implementing improvements with the use of Lean tools and techniques.


  • Degree/HND/HNC or Equivalent experience
  • Have a good understanding of Lean Manufacturing relating to SMED, 5S and Value Stream Mapping to be able to identify and execute annual cost savings
  • Strong production leadership and management experience of multiskilled teams
  • Experience of implementing and developing LEAN practices
  • Experience of working in a complex manufacturing environment – Ideally Electronics/Automotive/Space/Engineering areas or similar
  • Experience of using MS Office packages
  • Experience of contributing towards continuous improvement activities
  • Ideally have knowledge of working with MRP systems
  • You should have strong leadership skills with the ability to communicate with different stakeholders and teams.  Strong organisational skills with the ability to influence at all levels.


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