Engineering Support Manager in Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

Employer: Interaction Recruitment

Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK


Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Vacancy: Engineering Support Manager (Production)

Location: Northamptonshire

We are currently working in partnership with our client, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and supply of access equipment. They are currently seeking an Engineering Support Manager to work within their production environment based in Northamptonshire.

Description of the Role:

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the Production Engineering Support Manager (PESM) will have the responsibility of the day to day supervision and planning of the Production, assembly workforce.
The key aim being; to assist the Operations Manager to achieve a profitable and efficient assembly operation and to succeed with the production targets/output. In addition to this with the engineering bias that the PESM brings, they are able to execute process improvements, advise and drive efficiencies into all areas of the assembly and installation process.
The PESM will be the direct reporting line to the shop floor, managing day to day staff. In essence, authorising holidays, carrying out return to work interviews and liaising with the Human Resources Manager on absence, disciplinary and training related issues.
The PESM will be an experienced Engineer, with knowledge of 5S and Lean Manufacturing. An excellent communicator demonstrating good organisational skills, with the ability to work cross functionality. Furthermore, the PESM will be enthusiastic, a team player and an experienced people manager with the ability to engage and communicate at all levels.
The successful candidate must be able to develop an effective team ethos by promoting common purpose and vision, whilst helping develop an effective system of operating.

Key Areas of Responsibility;
Day to day supervision of production workforce of approximately 45 employees
Production planning, monitoring production output to meet sales targets and OTD expectations.
To identify and implement production efficiency improvements.
To identify and implement product quality and assembly method improvements
Create and maintain standard operating procedures
Develop the successful operation of the Stores function to efficiently and effectively support production/assembly requirements.
Monitor, implement and maintain H&S policies and procedures.
To liaise with the HR Department with the recruitment of new employees, performance management of existing employees and on-going development of staff.
To maintain and update on a daily/weekly/monthly basis all production related targets, daily progress and production schedules.
Identify and maintain KPI's
To carry out employee disciplinary discussions and procedures.
Be instrumental in the implementation of Navision Business System.
To work closely with sales, engineering and after sales departments.

Essential Attributes;
Production, Assembly, Manufacturing background
Experienced Engineering background
Management experience
Must be adept in taking a high level of responsibility and decision making on a day to day basis
Have a high degree of personal accountability
Be able to work on own their initiative
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
High attention to detail
A drive for continuous improvement
Proven team player

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