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Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor

Machine Shop Supervisor

Location; Bradford

Job type; Permanent

Pay rate; £11.73-£12.32 per hour (depending on experience)

The Company

Our client located in Bradford BD4 is currently looking for experienced Supervisor to join its busy operation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the world's leading developer and manufacturer of quality products in their industry.

The products are sold to oil and gas, petrochemical, aerospace, defence, utilities, pharmaceuticals and chemical industries.

This is a permanent position with long term prospects for the right candidate.

Working Hours: Mon – Thurs      8.00am – 4.30 pm and early finish on Friday at 3.30pm.

This position is a busy role and working additional hours (overtime) may be required so the role would suit a candidate with good level of flexibility.

Other benefits associated with the position; onsite car park, pension, generous holiday etc.

Our Client continues to invest in skills and technology together with research and plant infrastructure.

They have developed a comprehensive product range that allows them to keep their strong position as a market leader.

This position is based in Bradford head office where the UK manufacturing and distribution network is coordinated from.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Production Manager, the role is to lead a team of operators in the achievement of performance targets in a designated area of the factory.

In addition, the role will have responsibility for continuously improving performance in the section by engaging team members and promoting best practice, machine reliability and personnel accountability.

You will be a vital link in the factory management structure, as it plays a key role in ensuring that the factory is as efficient, flexible and competitive as it possibly can be.

You will create a real positive environment on the shop floor, encouraging operators to take ownership for monitoring machine performance, collecting data and generating ideas and solutions.

As a production team leader you will have the responsibility for the machine shop, managing around twenty operatives over two shifts and will ensure that production is in line with the agreed production plan, ensuring that performance within your area is maximized.

You will achieve this through careful monitoring, identifying trends acting upon opportunities to increase performance.

You will run daily meetings along with weekly briefings to ensure your team are clearly focused on their key objectives in delivering the production plan.

Leading and working with your team, you will monitor the effectiveness of machinery, to ensure performance consistency and reliability.


The Candidate

Ideal candidate would have previous experience of working in a similar role.

We are looking for a person with strong man-management and people skills.

To be successful in this role you would need to have excellent communication skills, be assertive and able to motivate new and experienced staff.

We’re looking for a strong leader.

This role would suit hands on production supervisor who is used to working on a busy machine shop floor.

Previous knowledge of working in industry related to steel would be advantageous.

Some experience of Lean practices would be a distinct advantage.

We are looking for an ambitious individual who is keen to learn and who has got flexible approach to changes within the business.


If this sounds like a good opportunity please do not hesitate to apply TODAY.


  • Start: ASAP, October/ November 2016
  • Rate: £11.73 - 12.32 per hour
  • Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Recruiter: Heads Recruitment Ltd
  • Contact: HEADS Recruitment
  • Tel: 01422 315 591
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  • Reference: PS/BD
  • Posted: 2016-10-04 14:57:19 -

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