Production Manager

Chester   £40-50k   Engineering

What will this role of Production Manager entail?

Reporting to the Operations Director, as a Production Manager you will manage and take responsibility for the machine shop and other key production cells on a day-to-day basis, ensuring an efficient and effective operation. This will include job co-ordination and planning, management of labour and overall resource management. Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring production targets and plant output are met
  • Ensuring quality objectives, targets and requirements are complied with
  • Working with senior management to improve yield
  • Ensuring the production departments are equipped for the following shift/day, including all people, materials, PPE, work instructions etc.
  • Identifying potential problems in advance and working with the Operations Director to implement a solution
  • Investigating complaints and working to eliminate the root cause
  • Introducing and maintaining modern clean-in-place (CIP) techniques to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
  • Co-ordinating and communicating the management objectives and targets with Team Leaders
  • Ensuring the shifts are fully manned, and motivating staff to ensure optimum performance
  • Ensuring health and safety standards are met

What will I need to be considered for this Production Manager role?

  • Proven experience at managerial level within a busy machine shop
  • HNC equivalent or higher in an engineering, science or management subject
  • Good working knowledge of modern CNC machining centres, lathes and milling machines
  • Ability to read engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of ISO quality systems
  • Previous experience of working to budgets and constraints
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong self-motivation with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent computer, literacy and numeracy skills

Although not essential, the following would be highly advantageous;

  • Knowledge of tool, jig and fixture design with the ability to programme machinery and specific tooling requirements
  • Formal training or experience in lean manufacturing techniques

What will I receive in return?

Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 per annum, level dependent on current experience and qualifications

Additional Benefits: Contributory pension scheme following successful probation period, healthcare cash plan, cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes, and free car parking

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, working Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm and Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm

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