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Currently recruiting: Workshop Manager

Updated: May 8

We are looking for a Workshop Manager to join our team in Leicester.

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If you are interested, please read the job specification below and send your CV to


Supporting the General Manager and working closely with the team, the Workshop Manager is responsible for the operation of a workshop in terms of production, quality, delivery, technical and safety whilst respecting the defined goals. Consistently promoting high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the production team understands the standards and behaviours expected of them.


The Workshop Manager has several core areas of responsibility:


1.      Production

a.      Support the General Manager with any planning issues within the workshop

b.      Manage production of required parts in collaboration with the General Manager

c.      Arrange maintenance work and equipment purchases i.e. tools etc.

d.      Ensure production handovers are effective if operating shift patterns

e.      Support delivery of first off production parts

f.       Work with the Prototype team when prototypes are required and advise as needed

g.      Maintain a high-quality service by establishing and enforcing company standards

h.      Create workshop best practise and ensure this is upheld

i.       Renegotiation of timescales with Project Managers and General Manager

j.       Manage product standards and implement quality control

k.      Ensure production summary files on Teams are accurate and up to date

2.      People Management

a.      Identify and arrange resource requirements

b.     Management of the workshop team and their workloads in accordance with the production schedule including:

      i.     Recruitment

      ii.     Induction

      iii.     Performance management, evaluation, KPI’s and reviews

      iv.     Identify individual and team training and development needs

      vi.     Train team members and supervisors

       ii.     Record and manage absence and holiday requests

     viii.     Manage disciplinaries and grievances

       ix.     Hold and report on monthly sub-team meetings

c.      Arrange and contribute to team meetings

3.      Lean Manufacturing

a.      Ensure principles of 5S are applied to department

b.     Deploy lean tools to monitor, report and improve on processes

4.      Sustainability

a.      Identify and implement reduction of waste and non-value-added process


5.      Health and Safety

a.      Ensure all staff have correct PPE

b.      Roll out and enforce Health & Safety plans

c.      Maintain the machine shop, ensuring all machines, tools and PPE are fit for purpose

Key Skills and Knowledge

  • 5+ years of related industry experience

  • Strong communications skills

  • Experience in managing multiple jobs simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with ability to react quickly to changing circumstances.

  • Knowledge and experience with wood, plastics, injection moulding, extrusions and metal forming for manufacturability and their associated processes

  • Good Excel skills and knowledge of other Microsoft Office software

  • Passionate about work and success, energetic and engaging, assumes ownership of work

  • Flexible and able to self-manage time and schedules in a deadline driven environment

  • The ability to work in a logical, systematic manner

No agencies.

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £35,000+ pa depending on skills and abilities that meet the job description.

Company pension

Bonus scheme

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