Machine Shop Team Leader

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
Manufacturing and Production
Salary Type
Job ID

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!



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. 




  • 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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