Production Supervisor
Job Type:
£27k - 30k per year
Date Posted:
Closing Date:

Our client, a very well-known and established manufacturing company, are looking to recruit an experienced Production Supervisor to report to their Production Manager

Overall Purpose of the Production Supervisor:

•Primarily responsible for supporting the Production Management Team to ensure that the production targets are achieved.

•The Production Supervisor is fully operational and will contribute to the day to day activities within the designated area.

•He/she will also be responsible for the continuous improvement activities, quality, health & safety issues within the area contributing to personnel related issued within the area.

Specific Responsibilities of the Production Supervisor:

•To be responsible for leadership of the team to achieve the production targets in a cost effective and timely manner.

•Control manning and resources effectively on a daily basis by working alongside the teams to ensure the correct pool of workers is allocated to the area.

•To contribute to improvement activities within the specific area of responsibility and ensure continuous improvement is maintained and audited.

•To develop the team by ensuring all personnel have the relevant skills required to carry out the necessary tasks and maintain this information on the appropriate documentation.

•To take responsibility and ensure compliance to all quality, health and safety regulations as necessary to prevent incidents / accidents and report any incidents and/or accidents via the company procedures.

•To recognise and eliminate waste within the area as part of the improvement activities.

•Ensure KPI's are updated and are displayed within the sections.

•Responsible for the quality standards within the area.

•Ensure appropriate materials and PPE is available within the area.

•Ensure compliance to all company agreements in relation to external and internal policy.

•Implement actions to address issues relating to 'down time' and take action to recover volume shortages.

•Communicate effectively with teams to ensure understanding of required targets and outputs, carry out effective start/end of shift handovers

•Adjust and re-allocate manning to achieve optimal output in line with production plans/required output.

•Perform regular site walks and conduct audits relating to safety, quality, waste, 5S, lean productivity and compliance with SOP's.

•Identify and address individual performance issues, agree and monitor corrective actions.

•Carry out first level disciplinary reviews.

•Contribute to the compilation and production of work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).

•Conduct performance development reviews in line with business requirements.

•Identify and plan training and monitor progress towards completion of training.

•Assist with the recruitment, development and training of colleagues in line with work instructions, SOP's and skills matrices.

•Provide reasonable cover for breaks, holidays and sickness absence in line with Company requirements and to support the achievement of the production schedule.

•To contribute to and participate in continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.

•To carry out additional and/or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business.

Knowledge & Skills Required for the Production Supervisor:

•Excellent numerical skills.

•Fully conversant with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Power-point.

•Flexible approach with ability to communicate at all levels.

•Capable of solving problems and results orientated.

•Ability to use initiative and organise own workloads.

•Experience in improvement activities.

•Able to analyse data and produce reports with good attention to detail.

•Team Player who enjoys challenging situations.

•Industry experience working within mechanical engineering/manufacturing environment.

•Must have management & leadership experience.

•Knowledge of health and safety regulations.

•Working knowledge of mechanical/Electrical production processes.


•Supervisory management Level 3 minimum or equivalent qualification in engineering or a Manufacturing / technical discipline.

•GCSE Maths & English - C and above.

24 days + Bank Holiday, Pension scheme and Company sick pay. Parking on site.

Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week

Construction Plant, Plant Hire, Pumps

Alternative Job Title(s):
Engineer,Senior Engineer,Supervisor

PATH is a specialist recruitment agency for the Specialist Hire Arena working within Plant or Tool Hire, Powered Access, Power Generation, Pumps, Rail, Lifting/Materials Non Mechanical Specialist related sectors.

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