Are you a skilled Production Manager with experience in direct man management of a busy engineering manufacturing team within the sheet metal fabrication industry? If yes, read on…

Industrial and Marine Silencers are a thriving manufacturing company with a growing order book. We are currently looking for an experienced Production Manager used to working in a light to medium gauge sheet metal fabrication company providing standard and bespoke products for a wide range of applications and customers.

The Role of Production Manager:

  • Liaise with Supervisory Team to determine the daily objectives. Divide tasks between teams on shop floor, taking into account the skills of the labour, build times and predicted delivery dates.
  • Managing and motivating a team of 30-40 direct reports with various skill levels. This will include training, handling conflicts, attendance, performance reviews, return to work interviews, holidays, appraisals, etc
  • Monitor jobs through the manufacturing process to identify and eliminate any faults or errors.
  • Responsible for the delivery of customers’ orders, on time in full, maintaining high standards and improving production lead times
  • Liaise with the Sales, Design, Procurement, Stores, HR, Health and Safety, Quality and Dispatch departments.
  • Dealing with any issues which may prevent orders going out on time.
  • Drawing control – Ensure that Supervisors and Cut and Fold department are using the correct issue of drawings and correct as necessary.
  • Overseeing production schedule, ensuring all manufacturing operations are completed. Creating progress report of current projects to support weekly productions meetings.
  • Provide feedback and proposals for improvements to the engineering team.
  • Offering training to new or current employees, this being either skilled training or simple health and safety training.
  • Adding capacity on the shop floor and offering a substitute for any unforeseen absence.
  • Ensuring that all health, safety, Environmental and Quality procedures, work processes, safety systems of work, risk assessments are adhered to.
  • Maintaining a safe and tidy working environment.
  • Taking ownership of all Health & Safety matters within the production areas.
  • Monitor all health and safety risks and enforce PPE and company procedures.
  • Analyse and review current manufacturing operations/ processes to improve efficiency.

Minimum Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience of being a Production Manager within bespoke Sheet metal or general fabrication manufacturing.
  • Experience in working in a quick paced environment (‘JIT’ manufacturing).
  • Ideally experience working with customer schedules and bespoke “one off” orders.
  • At least 4 years experience as a production manager, managing a team of at least 25 direct reports across multiple departments.
  • An understanding of production planning/scheduling processes.
  • Strong people manager who can motivate people of varying skill and experience levels.
  • Computer literate.
  • Self-motivated and takes responsibility when things go awry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hands on manager used to stepping away from the desk.

The Package:

  • Salary – depending on experience
  • Monday to Friday (7.30am-4:00pm)
  • Pension
  • 20 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays (an extra holiday per year up to 25 days)

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

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