Manufacturing Supervisor

Job Title: Manufacturing Supervisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, England
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent packages
Start Date: 2019-05-20
Reference: 31123
Contact Name: Dawn Aindow
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 07, 2019 08:43

Job Description

Our Clients Manufacturing based in Reading is responsible for delivering items for the Oil & Gas Market, manufacturing both hydraulic distribution and topside electrical products. We are looking for an experienced  Manufacturing Supervisor/Manager who can strengthen our team and support our ambitious growth plans and lead our day to day Manufacturing activities

  • Lead a team of Assembly & Test Technicians within the Reading Manufacturing site
  • Provide performance feedback, both informal and formal, to technicians on a regular basis
  • Provide, or enable, coaching and mentoring, including identifying training needs and requirements for technical development, working within the competency framework owned by Production Engineering
  • Assign production orders to individual technicians based on priorities provided by Manufacturing Planning
  • Facilitate technical problem solving, ensuring that issues are flagged, captured with a Quality Notification as applicable, and are being actioned by the relevant Production Support Engineer
  • Work with Production Engineering to ensure that procedures & best practice documents are followed and maintained, and that test equipment is readily available and reviewed in line with the maintenance schedule
  • Lead by example with regards to Continuous Improvement, including ensuring participation & engagement of the team in Mylar Board & 5S activities
  • Provide input to daily operation meetings, giving updates to job progress and highlighting any issues requiring resolution
  • As required attend design reviews, first article build, pre-production and other meetings representing the Reading shop floor
  • Be an active champion for Continuous Improvement, working with the embedded Continuous Improvement advisor within Manufacturing
  • At all times maintain a focus on HSSE, including participating in Safety Walks and ensuring unsafe activities are stopped
  • As necessary, perform other duties requiring a similar level of skill and responsibility

Qualifications / Personal Attributes:

  • HNC or higher in Engineering discipline, or similar demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a team
  • Understanding of Lean methodologies, including 5S
  • Working knowledge of mechanical assembly, repair & testing systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of SAP desirable
  • Confident communicator, both verbal & written
  • Leader – able to allocate & assign work
  • Analytical – able to constructively resolve issues on shop floor
  • Team Player
  • Proactive
  • Organised