Production Supervisor for Welding Department

Website Mazak

Leaders in the manufacture of advanced technology solutions.

About the Job

The Company

Our client, Yamazaki Mazak, is a leading global manufacturing company based in Worcester. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a market leading Machine Tool manufacturer who have been at the forefront of the industry for many years.

Due to increased demand, our client now has a requirement for a Production Supervisor for the Weld Department . 365 Resourcing are the preferred supplier to Mazak.

Reporting directly to the SMD Manager the new Production Supervisor will support the leading of a team of 45 staff responsible for the weld & fabrication build for all of product range produced at YMUK along with being expected to foster and drive a culture of continuous, and process improvement within this department. Experience of welding & fabrication management, change management along with a suitable understanding of LEAN methodology and principals will be crucial in this role.

As a line side production supervisor there is a requirement for a formal Management qualification (ILM or above) along with a requirement for further / regular training to be undertaken to support ongoing compliance to Health and Safety and Employment legislation.

Specific duties / responsibilities of this Production Supervisors role will include:

  1. The maintaining and improvement of Health and Safety disciplines within all work areas with a focus on suitable daily management / monitoring of related issues.
  2. Foster a culture of LEAN thinking and continuous improvement with a view to improving overall Productivity along with working quality standards.
  3. Sustain and where required establish new operational processes and standards for the production line.
  4. Embed the 5s philosophy throughout the production line along with maintaining daily housekeeping routines.
  5. Co-ordinate stock taking activities across all of the line when required, both 3d & kanban.
  6. Control and management of Kaizen activity and continuous improvement.
  7. Administer company policies and procedures appropriately.
  8. Support the effective management of overtime and other ongoing operational costs / expenditure.
  9. Create & maintain production schedules which are accurate & represent the production position at all times.
  10. Control work flow to meet customer delivery deadlines.

Potential candidates for this Production Supervisor role should meet the following criteria:

  1. Previous Operations Management experience within a manufacturing ideally within a technical Engineering / high value capital equipment environment.
  2. Experience supporting process and continuous improvement projects.
  3. Excellent understanding of LEAN methodology, techniques and implementation.
  4. Project and/or change management experience.
  5. Strong man management skills with the ability to; lead, manage, motivate and develop a team.
  6. Demonstrate a data driven management methodology with a focus on the monitoring and use of appropriate KPI’s to drive process improvement.

The Reward:

The successful candidate can also expect the following:

  • Join a successful, Worcester based, Multi-National Manufacturing company. – Excellent career potential – the company is currently expanding due to increased demand. – Benefits that include 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, 8% Company Contribution Pension, Private Health Care, 4x Death in Service, Free uniform, Free parking and also a Subsidised Restaurant on site.
  • Working Shifts – Monday to Friday 05:30 – 13:30 then rotating onto the PM Shift 14:00 – 22:30 Monday to Thursday and a 20:00 on a Friday.

If this Production Supervisor Weld Department role sounds like the right opportunity for you then please call to discuss further or email me at the address provided.

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