Job description of production line leader

A production line leader, more often referred to as a production team leader, is a hands-on supervisor who manages the production staff and process to ensure production goals are met.


Employers prefer a bachelor's degree in a related discipline, but will consider candidates who have extensive experience overseeing a production line in a related industry.


These occupations require at least 3 years of previous experience in production, excellent communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple production projects.


Managing production staff and processes, includes supervising, planning and directing production to produce quality products at the lowest cost per unit. These professionals also train and motivate line employees to achieve production goals.


Most production environments run 24 hours per day, so line leaders may be required to work second or graveyard shifts.

Salary lists a national average median salary of £24,037 to £32,987 per year for these and related occupations in January of 2010.

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