Production Manager (Chemicals)

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    North West

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  • Salary:

    £40,000 - £45,000

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

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The Candidate:


·        Qualified mechanical/chemical engineer

·        5 years proven experience as a hands-on manager in a fast-paced manufacturing/lubricants/chemical environment and with experience in automation.

·        Strong leadership and communication skills and used to working within a unionized environment.

·        A strong line manager who drives and develops his/her team and committed to continuous improvement.

·        Strong IT skills

·        A team player and the ability to work closely with other departments.


Role Responsibilities:


·        A hands-on role managing a team of 30 operatives, working over 2 shifts

·        To motivate and give direction to production teams, whilst maintaining quality-based production

·        To control work flow and labour to meet customer deadlines.

·        Carry out regular team briefings

·        Producing and improving KPI’s.

·        To liaise across each department within production & laboratories with regard to practices, processes and procedures 

·        To be proficient using current manufacturing system, Siemens PCS7

·        As a member of the management team, continually develop and improve systems, processes and equipment.

·        Maintenance of stocks of materials and consumables

·        Maintain required standards of health and safety

·        Maintain required standards of housekeeping

·        Carry out regular team briefings.

·        Responsible for recruitment and training, absence management and disciplinary issues.

·        Manage staff leave and working arrangements within team to ensure operational areas of production are adequately staffed and maintained.

·        Candidate should ideally be experienced in/ have knowledge of manufacturing process, planning, quality standards of 5S, continuous improvement and lean and reliability engineering.


Education Requirements:   Degree Chemical/Mechanical Engineering