Production Manager

The Job Shop Recruitment Service SW Ltd
Devon, UK
18 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Shop Recruitment is looking to recruit for a Production Manager for a prestigious client in Plymouth. You will manage production resources in an efficient, effective and safe manner to produce high quality products in compliance with the prevailing quality standards whilst meeting schedule requirements. Productivity, discipline, pace, cost, compliance and H&S are critical accountable success factors in the role.



* Ensure product is built to the current work instruction/drawing as required.

* Ensure all quality checks are completed in a timely manner and a right first time philosophy is rigorously adopted.

* Identify issues impeding productive efficiency and solve or report as soon as possible.

* Identify issues for improvement that will enhance efficiency or product integrity ie (Fit, Form or Finish) and solve in a timely manner.

* Liaise with OSC to ensure resource is provided for timely completion of snagging.

* Ensure snagging is carried out to the required standard and any highlighted yellow snags are countersigned to confirm quality assurance.

* Work closely with the Material Controller to ensure timely delivery of labour and materials

* Monitor KPI's and take corrective action as appropriate to ensure adherence to schedule, productivity and quality standards.

* Demand service from all support areas of the business - i.e. Development, Logistics, IT, HR and Manufacturing and Quality & Engineering etc.

Line Management / Supervision:

* Management of Production Leads and other employees to ensure pace and quality standards are met

* Ensure the workforce is appropriately skilled and are regularly reviewed for skill, effort and attitude. Where there is an issue coach and mentor the individual.

* Complete Personal Development Plans and agree training requirements for subordinates

* Conduct disciplinary hearings and/or act as investigating officer as necessary.

* Work with ME's and other resources to ensure the line is balanced and daily targets are met.

* Ensure operator discipline including bell to bell working, and that H&S protocols are adhered to at all times.

* Effectively manage overtime and ensure standards are met in line with regular working hours.

* Ensure adherence to Work Instructions/Drawings and where unclear seek guidance

Health & Safety:

* Ensuring H&S compliance

* Control distribution and allocation of PPE, consumables and tools

* To support and participate in risk assessments as required and to support and raise Hazard Identification reports helping the reduction in accident levels.

* Keep the workplace tidy and organised ensuring targeted 6S standards are met at all times

* Manage consumables ensuring issues are controlled and wastage avoided


* Ability to work under own initiative

* Thorough knowledge of relevant processes and able to carry out quality audits

* Experience in supervising a team

* Strong Leadership of the team

* Good communication skills

* Working knowledge of systems - Chess, Quality Systems, T&A, MPS, Change Notes, etc

* Health and Safety qualified and able to carry out risk assessments, Hazard ID etc

Facilitate staff development - probationary reviews/ appraisals/return to work etc

Lean Manufacturing basics -Problem solving techniques, A3 reporting, visual management, 6S

Able to read drawings and impact on production

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