Workshop Manager

Frontline Recruitment Weymouth
Weymouth, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company HQ Workshops It has 8 permanent multi-skilled staff who are responsible for the diagnosing faults, repairing or prov iiding full refurbishment of mechanical screens.

Day to day safe and efficient operation of the workshop, its workforce and its activities. Processing of inspection, quotation and orders through to invoice. Maintaining Company systems and procedures. Delivering value for money through the efficient use of resources.


An experienced engineer with strong leadership and managerial skills. Primarily with a mechanical bias but with some electrical knowledge. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to manage a diversely skilled team delivering a very reactive service to customers.

Physical & Other Requirements:

Current valid driving licence.

Able to carry out work tasks that involve physical strength, stamina, standing, kneeling or crouching.Ability to work outside of core hours when needed. Ability to travel within the UK in support of projects.

Competence and Qualifications:

5-year apprenticeship in mechanical engineering. HNC or equivalent working experience. 5-10 years' experience in an engineering capacity. At least 3 years management experience. Ability to write technical reports, conduct technical assessments, conduct root cause analysis and to be able to understand technical drawings and plans.Management Qualification (desirable). Ability to use IT systems, including Microsoft packages such as excel and word. Experienced in servicing and maintenance works, preferably in the water industry. Sound knowledge of Workshops Systems.Qualified and/or have a full working knowledge of Health & Safety issues, in particular the Health and Safety at work act of 1974. Ability to conduct Risk Assessments, both planned and dynamic as needed.First Aid trained (preferably in a workshop environment).Experienced or qualified in the use of mobile/fixed lifting equipment.

Skills & Attributes:

Excellent written and oral communication skills - both internally and externally, on all levels.

A self-starter with the ability to manage own workload as well as the workload of others and on own initiative.

Work in a systematic and organised manner to complete work within set deadlines.

Good interpersonal and organisational skills.

Able to motivate people in order to achieve their best outputs.

Proven record of ability to manage time, costs and quality to strict deadlines.

Able to make critical decisions under pressure, while maintaining the safety and wellbeing of others.

Team player with great leadership skills.

Have a thorough understanding of and experience with machining, fitting and welding techniques.

Key Duties:

Proactively plan and monitor all workshop activities to achieve Operations objectives.

Manage the team of 8+ multi discipline engineers to meet time, cost and quality requirements of workshops projects.

Ensure profitability margins on both internal and external projects.

Provide support and advice to Project Managers and field staff as required.

Reporting on outputs, planned work and financial performance.

Participate in project reviews and provide advice to project managers and team leaders.

To achieve KPI's set against performance and delivery, ensuring all activities are executed in a manner which meets business and customer expectations.

Liaise directly with customers in a timely and professional manner.

Prepare and submit workshops quotations (internally and externally) within the designated time period.

Provide safe equipment machinery in the workshop ensuring that the 'Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)' are fully applied.

To ensure that all workshop staff perform duties in accordance with all relevant legislation, in particular, the Health and Safety at Work Act.

To apply requirements of BS EN ISO 9001 and 14001 as appropriate within the workshop.

Maintain record keeping on the company database.

Provide and maintain quality control systems to ensure that all released works are checked and inspected before being issued to the customer.

Ensure that administration requirements are completed and submitted in accordance with company policy (i.e. timesheets, sickness record etc).

Manage staff including mentoring, discipline, leadership and engagement.

Ensure that good housekeeping across the workshop areas is conducted.

Prepare and send any monthly reports as requested, both internally and externally.

During busy periods, the workshop manager may be required to undertake manufacturing tasks and assist the throughput of work through the workshop.

Any other tasks the Operations manager may reasonably request from time to time.

Contact our Weymouth Office

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