Machine Shop Operations Manager

Obscurant Recruitment Solutions Ltd
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Machine Shop Operations Manager

Contribution relocation package available

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a world leader in precision engineering


  • As a senior manager, you will player a key role within operations and manufacturing.
  • You will be responsible for managing a team of staff ensuring the smooth workflow is achieved utilising labour and equipment effectively to efficiently produce a high-quality product delivered on time whilst complying to health and safety requirements.
  • Continuous improvement is paramount, so a thorough understanding of lean tools and how they link to KPI's, using this information to proactively focus on driving the team and process to become world class
  • New product introduction is crucial to company growth and you will support and drive these through area of responsibility

Candidate Key Skills

  • Demonstrate a background of working within a CNC machine shop ideally within precision engineering production environment
  • Demonstrate experience of leading and managing a team of around 40 staff who work on various shift patterns
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Strong team player with the ability to influence others and lead a team
  • Strong Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written (in English)
  • Thorough understanding of Health and Safety requirements within the workplace
  • Possess a sound understanding of modern (LEAN) manufacturing methods and assembly techniques and demonstrable experience of continuous improvement and (LEAN) principles
  • Able to set targets, deadlines and objectives for each member of the team
  • Undertake appraisals and performance reviews as and when required, highlighting training and development needs and ensuring these are delivered and met
  • Ensure adequate training is maintained to achieve a flexible work force, able to cover absenteeism and changing business needs
  • Attend management meetings, also provide concise and accurate information for management reports
  • Monitor and manage feedback on manufacturing progress and identify actions necessary to include in production activity plans and to develop the tools and processes with which to do this
  • Develop and manage department budget including purchase of supplies