11 May 2021

Optics Cell Leader

JOB TITLE:                                         Optics Cell Leader
REPORTING TO:                              Production Manager
DIRECT REPORTS:                           Optics and Polarizer Team Members
Business Need
Specac produces specialist optics components for use in its own products and supply to other business users.  With continued growth of the business, we are looking for an Optical Team Leader to assist the Production Manager to achieve the organization’s objectives. This is a hands-on role where the Team Leader will spend the majority of their time carrying out manufacturing activities.   
The role will be looking after our optics manufacturing areas and our holographic polarizer manufacturing section.
The Optics Team Leader will:-
  • Care for the health and safety of the section team members.
  • Support the Production Manager to achieve all production objectives.
  • Lead and motivate the team.
  • Help solve problems within the section.
Key Deliverables:
  • Zero team injuries
  • Zero production environmental incidents.
  • Achieve agreed targets including volumes, efficiency, lead-times and quality for all cell team members.
  • Organize workflow to meet agreed delivery dates.
  • The Health and Safety performance of the team.
  • Self-development and team competencies as per competency skill matrix in accordance with business needs.  This includes cross skilling within and across cells.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the performance of all members of the cell.
  • Conduct daily team meetings to agree the day’s activities.
  • Monitor performance of team members.
  • Assist the Production Manager with the team member appraisals.
  • Oversees inventory within the section to ensure stock is sufficient for production requirements.
  • Provide good communication within the team and provide encouragement to team members.
  • Communicate deadlines and sales goals to the team members.
  • Encourage continuous improvement within the section.
  • Provide regular updates to the Production Manager.
  • Ensure that quality standards are maintained.
  • To carry out any other duty that may be required from time to time.
Technical Skills
The ideal candidate will have experience in some or all of the following skills:
  • Optics manufacturing experience working with a number of different materials.
  • Capable of fully understanding optical drawings.
  • Coating optical components using vapour deposition.
  • Experience in using laser systems.
  • Testing of optical components.
Personal Skills
  • Self-motivated.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Capable of leading and motivating others.
  • Demonstrate a results driven approach to tasks.
  • Able at getting the best out of a team.
  • A champion of quality and continuous improvement.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • A champion of quality and continuous improvement.
  • Very good organizational skills.
  • Good at solving problems.
  • A willingness to learn and develop.
Health & Safety
  • All employees will adhere to the company’s H&S procedures.
  • All employees will co-operate so that the company’s legal duties can be carried out.
  • All employees are to report any H&S and Environmental concerns.

Salary is on application and all applicants to email CV and covering letter to  HR@specac.com