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