Machine Shop Team Leader

Sandwich
25/04/2024
Job Type
Permanent
Emp Type
Full Time
Industry
Engineering
Skills
Any
Functional Expertise
Manufacturing and Production
Salary Type
Annual
Salary
Negotiable
Job ID
50758

Job Description

Machine Shop Team Leader

Location – Sandwich, Kent

Salary – Highly competitive depending on experience

Hours - 9 am - 5 pm, 9-day fortnight (every other Friday is a non-working day)

Benefits –  Profit sharing scheme, rewards and recognition, and more!

Permanent

 

Do you have Team Leader experience within a manufacturing environment? 

 

Do you have extensive knowledge of machinery including CNC?

 

Our client is a very well-established precision engineering manufacturer whose core of our products are supplied to more than 50 countries. They manufacture and supply an extensive range of cutting-edge precision technology directly to end users and offer a comprehensive capability as a prime supplier. They are looking for a Machine Shop Team Leader to join their expanding team working at their great manufacturing facility in Sandwich, Kent. 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Lead by example and provide leadership to the machine shop team.
  • Program, set, and operate CNC Mills and Lathes and act as mentor and trainer on their use.
  • Operate manual lathes and mills and act as mentor and trainer on their use.
  • Create work packages using the ERP system and monitor progress through the shop.
  • Carry out Daily morning meetings to allocate and manage tasks assigned to the team to meet the requirements of the plan.
  • Monitor and report on the situation relating to the performance of the team.
  • Measure and record appropriate metrics to support relevant KPIs.
  • Use these KPIs to determine appropriate actions to improve the performance of the team.
  • Carry out staff appraisals and reviews detailing coaching requirements where required.
  • Ensure the workforce has the appropriate skill sets through training and development and that it is motivated and performing to expectations.
  • Implement best practices to improve production throughput, capacity, quality and reliability.
  • Any other related duties assigned by the Operations Manager.

 

Skills and Experience

 

  • Must have previous experience in the manufacture of machined components in a small batch or prototype environment.
  • A track record in leading a team to success.        
  • Able to understand technical and exploded drawings.
  • Must be able to create work packages and details.
  • The ability to program and set a wide range of CNC mills and lathes. Able to use manual lathes and mills is essential.
  • Must be able to maintain a very high quality to tight tolerances.
  • A strong knowledge of modern manufacturing methods is required to succeed in the role.
  • Knowledge of, or exposure to LEAN manufacturing techniques.

 

To find out more about the position, please apply and we will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail.

 

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