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Job Descriptions

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Production Manager, to work with a leading manufacturing of advanced process technology company, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £50,000 - £55,000
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthy Pension
  • Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Production Manager Role Summary

  • To maintain a safe working environment, by ensuring that all health and safety regulations are strictly adhered to.
  • Manage the assembly (mechanical, electrical and testing) activities of capital equipment and major spares contracts, to meet customer requirements.
  • Ensure safety, quality, delivery and cost performance improvements of the Assembly area, in line with company targets.
  • Identify areas for improvement and drive through changes to gain improvements in assigned KPIs.
  • You will need a a minimum of HNC or equivalent in engineering.

Candidate Requirements

  • Able to lead, motivate and manage personnel to achieve stretch targets.
  • Sound technical knowledge of capital equipment and spares manufacture. 
  • The Production Manager will be confident and decisive, with good people management and communication skills.
  • Able to liaise with Technical and Production Engineering to improve and develop products.
  • A knowledge of general computer packages (Word & Excel), with excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to act as a change agent within the department.
  • Good communicator at all levels. Able to work within cross-functional teams to achieve business results.

Production Manager Key Responsibilities

  • To be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety policies and procedures, in respect of self, all team members and any colleagues, contractors or customers within Assembly Area.
  • Implement process change initiatives through Kaizen and C.I. activity to improve safety and achieve all performance improvement targets.
  • Manage the assembly (mechanical, electrical and testing) of capital equipment and major spares contracts, to meet customer requirements. Attend or chair daily/weekly/monthly meetings and briefs, as required, in order to communicate departmental/company information. Ensure safe and clean working practices and monitor via housekeeping audits.
  • Team development through appropriate coaching and training programmes. Monitoring and control of performance using Visual Management techniques. Actively reduce or eliminate ‘waste’ activities and challenge existing processes and procedures.
  • Ensure orders and resources are planned, prioritized and communicated accordingly. Monitor quality issues to continually improve product and process quality. Maintain information in respect to methods, processes and procedural standards.
  • Management of direct reports. Provide Assembly expertise to other departments and functions. Generate detailed assembly plans in conjunction with the master schedule.
  • The Production Manager will need to deputise for the Manufacturing Manager and other supervisors, as and when required

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994