We are looking to a Production Manager to join our team in Nursling, Southampton!
Salary: Circa £35,000
Location Nursling, Southampton - with a requirement to travel to client sites
Working hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. Friday, 8:30am to 2:00pm or as required by the needs of the company. Site work as required.
About the Production Manager Role
Have you got a practical background in product Engineering and an eye for delivering outstanding quality in your team's work? Are you proactive, a proficient PM, dedicated to continuous improvement and keen for a new challenge with a varied role both running our factory and on site?
The Production Manager is responsible for leading and ensuring the smooth and efficient running of all aspects of in-house production, and site builds, this includes liaising with external suppliers and managing production staff.
The Production Manager will plan, manage, implement, and monitor all production KPI's, processes, protective and preventative safety measures, and promote and instil a positive and high-quality culture within the workplace.
The role is mainly factory based with approximately 50% of the time spent on the factory floor and the rest of the time split between Project Management office work and going to installations to lead the team on the larger dome projects.
This is a challenging position helping to take the company to the next level and as such you'll have the opportunity to make this role your own. Reporting directly to the Managing Director you will need to show leadership qualities, be accountable and be able to hit the ground running in a small but growing business where you can really make a difference.
Production Manager Responsibilities
Manage the daily production activities, hold meetings, carry out training and keep records
Ensure all assembled components are made to high quality standards
Ensure orders are project managed effectively and delivered/installed on time
Prioritise and manage production, site installation and spares/repairs processes
Lead the team by example in the factory and on site to ensure deadlines are meet
Be the primary contact for all warranty claims
Be the primary contact for all aspects of product design - liaising with external designers
Be the primary contact for technical sales and support the sales/marketing team
Assist the Quality Manager to achieve accreditation ISO9001 and maintain BS EN1090 standards
Comply with and promote company procedures and policies.
Drive Continuous Improvement across design and production departments
Line Management & training for direct reports
Promote and instil company values and positive culture
Recommend new methods/materials to improve products and/or reduce cost.
Production Manager Requirements
Engineering background - minimum five years' experience in a manufacturing environment.
Production Management experience with a minimum three years' line management
Working knowledge of ISO 9001 or AS 9100
Experience of meeting fixed project deadlines
Be commercially aware
Strategic with a pragmatic approach
Be organised with the ability to thrive under pressure
Have excellent attention to detail and problem-solving abilities
Be a practical hands-on leader
Experience of CAD- 2D and 3D (using Solidworks) and engineering drawings
IT literate - experience using PM software i.e., (url removed), and Word, Outlook and Excel
Full UK Driving license
Must be eligible to work in the UK
Construction/Site build experience - IPAF, PASMA, CSCS cards
Fork lift licence
Experience of LEAN manufacturing principles
22 days holiday plus bank holidays
Auto enrol pension and
About the Company
Solardome Industries is the pioneer and market leader of aluminium geodesic domes. Designed and manufactured in the UK and supplied across the globe, our innovative and unique glasshouses are long-lasting, reliable, eco-friendly - and create an experience like no other. The glasshouses are a low volume high value item, so we aim to deliver the highest quality with every sale.
If you feel you are suitable for the Production Manager position, please apply now