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Job ID
Posting Date
Knorr-Bremse Railservices
UK-HC-Milton Keynes
Engineering services
Job type
Full time
Years of experience
1+ years
Career level
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Education Level
Vocational (e.g. NVQ/SNVQ)
30,000.00 per month
Overtime, shift allowance
Hours of Work
Shift work

Knorr-Bremse Railservices

Team Leader

Job description

Knorr-Bremse is a truly global Group with over 20,000 employees based at 100 facilities in 29 countries around the world.

From its core expertise of rail vehicle braking systems, at which it is world leader, the Knorr-Bremse Rail Group has expanded its activities to deliver new technologies and solutions for the rail vehicles of today and the future including; air conditioning, automated control, driving simulation, monitoring and analysis and power supply.

In the UK, Knorr-Bremse Rail activities range from the design, development, engineering and manufacture of award winning mechatronic systems for export around the world to providing specialist maintenance, overhaul and upgrade services for any and all UK rail vehicle fleets under its specialist RailServices brand.

General Description:

Continually achieve and improve customer and business driven output targets for a specified part of the overall process activity through managing and developing the team. Working closely with project and production managers to ensure compliance to quality, cost and delivery as specified between the client and company.  


Key tasks will include technical support and production supervision, leading and motivating a team of staff to ensure that they work together safely and effectively to the required standards and specifications. Coordinating the effective deployment of staff to ensure production deadlines and targets are met.  Deployment can be on and/or off-site.



·         Ensure team outputs satisfy delivery, quality, cost and quantity requirements and lead continuous improvement activities, e.g. minimise re-work

·         Ensure key process/sub process activities are defined, documented and understood by the team. This to include dealing with abnormal work content.

·         Establish man hours reporting and monitoring for each product/project, such that actual hours can be assessed against planned and budgeted hours as a minimum. Plan and schedule all team and equipment resources, on a daily and weekly basis in accordance with the production plan

·         Implement a culture of continuous improvement through process reviews, critical path analysis, flow controls and other production management techniques, such that targets can be continuous improved upon.

·         Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of maintenance information of all operational data generated on their shift. Ensure team members report relevant work activity information through appropriate systems (including computer systems e.g. SAP)

·         Manage the implementation of in-process checks and any required corrective actions.

·         Optimise use of materials to minimise waste and report usage.

·         Ensure effective external support to the team from core business functions, I.e. HR, Quality Assurance, Site Services, Finance, and Commercial, through the support of the Production Manager

·         Establish and periodically re-assess team member competence to undertake key tasks and takes action where necessary. Including testing and movement of vehicles.

·         Ensure all team members understand their roles, responsibilities and performance objectives.

·         Lead and motivate the team.

·         Take disciplinary actions where necessary.

·         Develop the team and team members to ensure the right mix of skills, knowledge and attitudes and encourage development of team members.

·         Manage absenteeism, and capture all necessary information on the Time and Attendance System  on a daily basis ensuring exceptions are cleared

·         Manage Health, safety and environmental matters, including housekeeping to ensure a safe working environment.

·         Ensure all required risk assessments, working instructions and relevant COSHH approvals are in place, and signed off by staff where applicable.

·         Ensure optimum use is made of capital equipment.

·         Ensure work undertaken has been authorised by the customer.

·         Assume the role of Production Manager when requested


Education Requirements/Person Specification:


  • Ideally apprentice trained with relevant production experience in an engineering environment
  • NVQ Level 3 or higher
  • In-House Certification
  • Knowledge of MRP system and SAP
  • Organisation, Communication, Influencing and decision making skills
  • People management experience
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques



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