Production Shift Lead

Location: Coleraine

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 29 March 2023

Salary: competitive

Production Shift Lead


DATE: January 2023  

JOB TITLE: Production Shift Lead (Amsorb) 

The Eakin Healthcare Group is a people focused healthcare business. Founded in 1974, the Eakin Healthcare Group has a successful track record as a medical device manufacturer of high-quality skin protection and ancillary products for use in ostomy and wound care and most recently single use surgical instruments and respiratory through acquisition. 

There are 6 companies within the Eakin Healthcare Group: 

  • TG Eakin Limited based near Comber, Co Down, focus on the manufacturing and export of ostomy and wound care products to the international market 
  • Pelican Healthcare Limited based in Cardiff, Wales, specialise in the manufacture and distribution of ostomy care products for the UK 
  • Respond Healthcare Limited is a Dispensing Appliance Contractor providing NHS Services, dispensing prescriptions for stoma and continence products, to patients residing within the UK 
  • Eakin Surgical Limited manufacture single use instruments for ENT, General, Gynaecological, Ophthalmological, Oral and Maxillofacial, Orthopaedic, Paediatric surgeries 
  • Eakin R&D Limited focus on innovative research and development of ostomy, wound care and respiratory products for the Group  
  • Armstrong Medical Limited based in Coleraine Northern Ireland is a specialist manufacturer of respiratory consumables for Critical, Perioperative and Neonatal care  

The Group currently exports to over 60 countries through a network of 40 distributors plus its own offices in Japan and the Netherlands. The Group has great people, great resources, is incredibly successful and has received numerous business awards. 


To support Production within Armstrong Medical (AML) in producing high quality products to meet production targets. 

Shift Pattern 

Days – Mon–Fri 8am – 4pm 

Evening – Mon-Fri 4pm to 12am (Midnight) 

Nights – Sun night at 12am (Midnight) finishing Friday 8am.  


Amsorb Production & Packing 

  • Running the packing machines in accordance with Operating Procedures.   
  • Packing product, stacking pallets and moving pallets when required.  
  • Notifying the Production Manager or Supervisor of any problems with labelling/batch numbering or product quality when packing.  
  • Assisting the Production Manager or Supervisor with cleaning of plant and machinery and general housekeeping.  
  • Work within the guidelines set by the Quality System at all times including input of accurate data into Production Records. 
  • Assisting with production of Amsorb or disposable medical devices as and when required, in line with Operating Procedures. 

Shift Lead Duties 

  • Leading by example on H&S, quality and efficiency. 
  • Ensure paperwork and records are completed on shift, to the required standard, by all team members. 
  • Enforce company policies and procedures on shift, reporting any non-compliance to the Supervisor and/or Production Manager. 
  • Accurate recording of the pack line information – first off sheet, retain sample log, pallet quantity. 
  • Overseeing pack quality.  
  • Production target reporting.  
  • Waste recording.  
  • Production & packing line set up.  
  • Monitoring of staff tea breaks and behaviour/attitude (2 x 10-minute tea breaks and one half-hour break allowed). 
  • Work closely with the Production Manager and Supervisor to ensure the smooth running of the department. 


  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible. 
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy. 
  • Participate in H&S risk assessments.  
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy. 
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required.  



  • Previous experience leading a team in a production environment 
  • Good attendance record 
  • Able to work unsupervised 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experience in carrying out quality checks 


  • Experience working with automated lines  



  • Working within the production team.  
  • Line Management 


  • None 


Oral Communication – Talks readily and confidently to people, expressing themselves with obvious ease.  Speak out and makes themselves heard, often playing a leading and influential role in debate and discussion.  

Following Directions – Is motivated to accept and comply with standards and instructions and has a strong conscience about delivering what is promised or expected.  Doesn’t like letting people down and works productively in cooperation with, and support of others.  

Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’.  Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.  

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.  

Supporting Others – Enjoys supporting other people and is prone to getting involved and trying to help them when they have problems. Is comfortable to contribute to joint endeavours and enjoys team work.  Is willing to let other people depend on them. 

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events. 

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