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Machine Shop Team Leader

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Machine Shop Team Leader

Trafford Park

Machine Shop Team Leader

The Role

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, need to ensure that all KPIs are met, taking a proactive approach with your team members, ensuring that they are developed, guided and supported through the operations of a busy machine shop.

Machine Shop Team Leader

Main Responsibilities

Supervise team members on a daily basis during the normal operation of the machine shop in line with production planning
Ensure that team members have an adequate work load on a daily basis
Determine the best use of man power in the team.
Ensure that tooling, fixtures and relevant information is available for members when required.
Identify any engineering requirements / issues that arise and communicate to the relevant person
Ensuring routine maintenance is carried out as necessary
Manage staff attendance and development
Complete yearly PDRs for each team members
Monitor and manage work attendance
Identify any training requirements for team members / capability issues
Conduct Start of Shift / End of Shift meetings to update the ‘SQCDP’ charts
Operate VMC machines and other work-shop equipment when necessary
Set and prove out job, obtaining a first of job has been proved out.
Run milling machines after setting, ensuring that quality is maintained throughout the entire production run.
Ensuring routine machine maintenance is carried out as necessary
Operate a CNC and Manual CMM machines, following instructions to run programs to check drawing compliance of manufactured parts.
Be a ‘First Of’ stamp holder
Ensure that health and safety guidelines and practices are maintained and developed.
Ensure that team members work in a safe manner both to themselves and to their colleagues
Attend weekly production meetings
Identify and develop manufacturing improvements / procedures
Machine Shop Team Leader

The Candidate

Completed an engineering apprenticeship
Good understanding of engineering practices and methods
Knowledge of powder metallurgy processes
Knowledge and understanding of machining methods, particularly vertical CNC milling machines and lathes
Able to communicate effectively through various written methods
Assertive when required
Able to delegate effectively
Able to motivate and recognise opportunities for team members to develop
Proactively identifies and deals with conflict
Acts with initiative
Understand what motivates his team and gets the best from them
Computer skills
Able to work with MRP / ERP systems and understand the limitations / processes of these systems

Machine Shop Team Leader


5.5% company contributions to pension

25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Life assurance 4x salary
Free parking
Free refreshments
Non contractual company bonus


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