Production Manager

ProCore Solutions Limited
23 Nov 2018
23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We have been instructed by our well respected Chester based client, to assist with their search for a Production Manager.

The business holds a significant share of the UK lead sheet market. With over 250 years’ experience and an exceptionally diverse customer base, this is a rare opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

Working closely with the Operations Director, the successful applicant will manage the large Fabrication Department, which allows our client to construct a range of cabinets, rooms and safes finished complete or ready for onsite assembly from a broad range of engineering materials as well as lead.

As you would expect Safety, Quality, Customer Service, Cost Control & People Leadership are all key aspects of the position and a demonstrable track record of success in this respect will be essential.

Role purpose

To take responsibility for and manage the Fabrication Department and other key production cells on a day-to-day basis, ensuring an efficient and effective operation. This will include job co-ordination & planning, management of labour, management of materials, and overall resource management.

It will also involve close co-operation and liaison with the Projects and Sales departments to facilitate excellent customer service. The successful candidate will be a hands-on person who must have previous experience within a sheet metal manufacturing and fabrication environment.

Sound knowledge of MIG/TIG welding practice and processes are required as is the knowledge of press metal punching, folding machines, brake presses & guillotines and bench fitting.

Responsibilities will be

* To manage the day-to-day production responsibilities in the Fabrication Department,.

* Close co-operation and liaison with the Head of Projects to facilitate excellent customer service.

* Ensure that Health & Safety standards, targets and objectives are met including specific requirements under the CLAW regulations (control of lead at work act)

* Quality objectives, targets and requirements are complied with

* Take the information/job pack provided by the Head of Projects and ensure the project is delivered on time, to the highest quality standards whilst meeting the technical specification and agreed labour hours

* Liaise with the Head of Projects to determine the time to manufacture and manufacturing techniques

* Develop the Fabrication Department through people/training/equipment to develop and widen its scope, improve quality and facilitate the highest labour efficiency possible

* Review the weekly and monthly production plan. Ensure production results are tracked/reported daily.

* Investigate complaints and act as the catalyst for improvements to eliminate the root cause of the complaints.

* Introduce/maintain modern CIP techniques to enhance manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness, including using LEAN tools and proposing methods of driving the business forward.

* Ensure appropriate targets and development plans are set for all staff to enable them to carry out their duties

* Manage all disciplinary/grievance matters, including staff attendance and capability issues

* Carry out Appraisals and implement plan to monitor and improve individuals performance

What we are looking for

* Good standard of education + Time served

* 5 years’ experience in fabrication shop management

* Literate and numerate

* Experience in heavy structural steel and sheet metal work

* Computer literate

* Knowledge of ISO 9000 systems Knowledge of ISO 14001 Environmental Systems

* The ability to read engineering drawings

* Ability to estimate labour times for Fabrication work

* 5 yrs+ Production Management experience

* Hands on – lead from the front

* Ability to work as part of a cross functional team

* Tenacity to get the job done

* To be able to command respect through skills, knowledge and personal attributes

If this is the kind of challenge that you are looking for in your next career move then please send you CV through to Lee Narraway at ProCore Solutions Ltd.

ProCore Solutions Limited act as an Employment Agency on behalf of our Clients. We provide both permanent and contract services and this vacancy is advertised with the permission of the Client

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