Machine Shop Manager

Concorde Group
Falmouth, UK
06 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our highly regarded client based in Falmouth, Cornwall are looking

to recruit a driven, confident and organised individual with technical knowledge and skills to lead and develop their Machine Shop team.

Job Purpose

Deploy and develop our manufacturing strategy to lead, enhance and develop all aspects of the company's machine shop, in order to ensure that all products are supplied efficiently, on time, in full and to the highest quality specification possible.

  • Line management responsibilities for the machine shop production team for 20 + staff in a factory shipping to 70 countries on a daily basis on predominantly 2 day lead time on 70,000+ sales order lines annually.
  • Develop and manage early careers (including apprentices).
  • Manage & improve labour efficiency and material yield.
  • Build proactive capability and cross skill staff to support future growth and new product introduction.
  • Lead GEM (Global Excellence in Manufacturing) and EHS improvements within the Machine shop.
  • Support and manage the transfer of New Product Development into production.
  • Specification and justification of new equipment.
  • Drive productivity improvement utilizing factory wiz and SMED

Required experience:
  • Previous experience of working in or managing a machine shop ideally with programming skills (CAD/CAM)
  • Lean manufacturing experience, ideally Green Belt, or above.
  • Working within NEBOSH, COSHH or IOSH environment
  • Extensive experience of 5 years of people management in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous track record of implementing strategy, managing change would be preferable
  • Experience of using ERP systems within a manufacturing environment, with experience of Microsoft Dynamics AX an advantage
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to effectively use computer and communication technology such as Microsoft Office.

Qualifications required:
  • Degree/HND level education (or equivalent) in an Engineering or relevant engineering discipline

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