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Position: Manufacturing Manager
Reports to: Managing Director
Direct Reports: Manufacturing Team Leaders
Date: Aug 2018 

If you are interest in applying for this fantastic opportunity, please submit your CV to 

Main purpose of post

  • To effectively and efficiently organise and co-ordinate all shop-floor resources to achieve cost, quality and on time in full objectives. 

Key tasks

  • Ensure all resources, both plant and human are managed efficiently and effectively.
  • Delivery performance.
  • Ensure that cost targets (hrs to complete work) are at least achieved or improved upon.
  • Ensure that products are inspected so that Quality standards are achieved.
  • Communication of up to date information to Team Leaders/shop-floor employees. 
  • Chair Team Leader meetings.
  • Management of Team Leaders.
  • Identify different production methods per project [cell working, lean production] for projects as they materialise.
  • Motivate shop-floor personnel by instilling a forward-thinking, professional and pro-active approach within the working environment.
  • Display active leadership and boost morale at all times.
  • Factory layout changes as required.
  • Housekeeping – ensure a clean and tidy environment is maintained at all times.
  • Maintenance of all plant.
  • Complete and return in a timely manner back to work interviews- target 24 hrs
  • Liaise with Contract Managers and Production Control department as required.
  • Ensure all data recording, including timesheets, with regard to labour and materials is accurately undertaken, and in a timely manner.
  • Take responsibility for team briefing of shop-floor employees.
  • Take responsibility for continuous improvement initiatives with the manufacturing , quality inspection and despatch areas.
  • Ensure that all works order documentation needed for manufacture is controlled in an effective and organised manner.
  • Ensure compliance of ISO 9002 [Quality] ISO 14001 [Environmental] and OHSAS 18001 [H&S] systems.
  • Ensure all Packing/Despatch resources are managed effectively
  • To liaise, and proactively work with, our third part warehousing and distribution partner, Bibby, as required

Key performance indicators

  • Schedule Adherence -On time delivery – target 100%
  • Product Quality – all products that leave the factory must conform to specification & quality standards
  • Achievement of estimated hours on all jobs/projects.
  • Quality/Health/Environmental and safety audit.

Key Attributes/Qualifications 

Knowledge of lean methods and cell working methods would be an advantage, as would experience in the Rail sector. 

The individual must have a minimum of 4 years experience in the Rail sector.