Machine Shop Manager

Production / Stock Control
Salary negotiable
Contract Type:
Full time

The Just Recruitment Group is currently recruiting for a Machine Shop Manager for their client based in Halstead, Essex. 

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the main objective of this role is to maximise performance levels in the machine shop. 
This will be achieved by effective people management and the continuous improvement of manufacturing processes to ensure the optimal balance of quality and output. 
Additional key elements include planning, organisation, planned maintenance, and health, safety and environmental compliance. 
The role demands excellent leadership, tenacity, self-motivation and a genuine desire to make tangible business improvements. 

Duties will include: 
Monitoring and improving machine shop performance through: 
Coaching, development and effective utilisation of staff. 
Strong communication across shift patterns. 
Identifying potential improvements to programs and tooling. 
Ensuring discipline and good housekeeping standards are maintained. 
Ensuring all Health & Safety requirements are met. 
Identifying and driving continuous improvement programmes in your area of responsibility. 
Ensuring quality systems and procedures are being adhered to within your scope of work i.e: 
Capturing Statistical Process Control (SPC) data where necessary. 
Completing accurate, timely documentation. 
Supporting the quality team with root cause analysis and subsequent counter measures. 
Creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and component inspection sheets to ensure consistent best practice is adopted across the shop floor. 
Liaising with design engineers with regard to jig and fixture design, routing amendments and ensuring processes are capable of achieving drawing tolerances. 
Supporting the Production Planner with amendments to work lists on a daily basis. 
Liaising with sub contract providers where necessary. 
Identifying capacity requirements and submitting labour requests when necessary. 
Attending the production priority meetings. 
Identification of tooling and equipment required to support production and close interaction with the purchasing department to ensure orders are placed. 
Formally managing performance of staff when necessary. 
Ensuring personal performance objectives are known and effectively undertaken. 

The person 
The successful candidate will: 
Have experience of working in a similar role in an engineering/manufacturing environment and extensive knowledge of CNC lathe and milling machines would be beneficial. 
Competent working with materials including mild steel, aluminium and stainless steels. 
Proven experience implementing continuous improvement initiatives. 
Be able to demonstrate strong leadership and people skills along with excellent communication skills both written and verbal. 
Have the ability to motivate and coach employees towards maintaining high standards in their work. 
Create strategic objectives with an analytical approach to improving the department and have a demonstrable track record achieving similar in previous employment. 

For more information on this position, please contact Just Recruitment Group Ltd at or telephone 01376 528660 quoting job reference 906314. 

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 7 days, your application for this position has been unsuccessful.