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Machine Shop Supervisor

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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £40,000

  • Contact:

    Phil Pitman

  • Email:

  • Contact phone:

    02921 673717

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:

    03 October 2021

  • Start date:


Machine Shop Supervisor


£35,000 - £40,000 - Days

A new opportunity has been created for a Production Supervisor with a background in machining, Milling/Turning, to join a well-established and growing Engineering business in an exciting new role.

The company is a long standing, innovative and market leading engineering business with a broad client base across a number of strong sectors and a proven record of consistent investment in people, process and equipment. The business boasts the highest staff retention, has an award-winning leadership team and an open culture that welcomes new ideas and ways of doing things. This role offers stability, security, and the ability to make a difference in a growing company.

This is what you’ll be doing

  • Drive the production plan through the effective leadership, management and support of manufacturing departments.

  • Work collaboratively with Production Team Leaders and Scheduling to ensure that the Production Plan is effectively resourced and adhered to, raising concerns where jobs overrun and identifying corrective actions when required.

  • Encourage collaboration with other departments to improve planning and process efficiencies

  • Ensure all tooling and equipment is available to ensure jobs can be started in line with plan, and minimise lost time

  • Monitor the creation of machine programs and ensure correctly proved and stored for repeat use.

  • Liaise with the Quality Manager to investigate non conformity in the department and assist in root cause analysis and the implementation of corrective and preventive actions.

  • Contribute ideas to continuous improvement programs

  • Participate in contract review and new product quoting process, as appropriate

  • Implement and maintain 5S throughout the shop floor department

  • Provide clear Work Instructions to produce quality products in a safe and controlled manner.

  • Supervise operators to maximise efficiency, quality and on time delivery requirements.

  • Act as a focal point to team members in their department, ensuring personnel administration and wellbeing needs are addressed (e.g Holidays, H&S, PPE Etc.)

  • Support team members in the reading and interpretation of engineering drawings and technical requirements

  • Administer the time and attendance management system

  • Co-ordinate and train staff, to fulfil operational requirements, including appraisal of personal performance and regular feedback and communication with team members.

  • Conduct people related meetings with the support of HR, covering return to works, probations, disciplinaries etc

  • Support with ad-hoc recruitment projects

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment

  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement, and lead by example to ensure company goals are achieved and exceeded.

The experience you’ll bring to the team

  • Experience machining, milling/turning is advantageous though this isn’t a hands on machining role

  • A high level of knowledge of manufacturing process and engineering techniques

  • Lean manufacturing experience

And this is what you’ll get in return

  • Annual salary of £35000 - £40,000

  • 25 days + bank holidays

  • Company pension

  • Flexible benefits scheme

  • Free parking

  • Subsidised canteen

  • Experience collaborating with highly qualified and experienced engineering teams

Are you up to the challenge?

If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful in this role apply now. 

*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.