Location Newport
Job-type Permanent
Salary £45k per year
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Role – Production Manager

Location – Newport

Salary - £45,000


This is an excellent opportunity for a Production Manager to join an established engineering business in Newport.

This market leading company operates in a wide range of industries including aerospace, defence, automotive and transportation. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day to day running of the Site in General Manager’s absence.
  • Ensure that the site is operating in a safe manner and champion safe working to promote company HSE procedures and safe practices.
  • Work with the General Manager to deliver the agreed P+L for the site.
  • Managing the production department including overseeing the Planning of resource, equipment and customer product focused on achieving customer expectations.
  • Supporting SHE and Environmental Audit and accreditations
  • Championing Continuous Improvement (KAISEN) to improve operational efficiency whilst building a “Lean” culture on site.
  • Demonstrate measurable improvements in key KPI’s
  • Responsible for driving / developing departmental training.
  • Overseeing Inventory / stock control / Sub contract operations.
  • Work with the General Manager to analyse customer forecast data to support capacity planning – looking at medium term to assist with resource and investment.
  • The manager is expected to deal with all issues at an operational level on site and prepare the required management reporting.
  • Good housekeeping of own work area and contribute to the general upkeep of the working environment.
  • Become familiar with the “check–work-check” process and be committed to a “right first time” approach to all tasks carried out.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Experience within the Thermal Spray sector would be advantageous.
  • Mechanical Engineering (or related discipline) to Degree level.
  • Management and practical experience in an engineering or materials based industry
  • Experience in Lean – productivity improvements will be a key aspect of the role.
  • Good understanding of QMS system, knowledge of aerospace quality systems AS9100 and NADCAP would be an advantage.
  • The ability to interpret complex data, technical drawings and customer specifications.
  • Strong Leadership skills complemented by excellent communication skills.
  • Confidence to initiate change with the capability of influencing individuals in their work.
  • Adaptability and a keen determination to learn.

Character required:

  • Continuous improvement outlook – wants / likes to improve and a logical thinker.
  • Hands on approach 70/30 shop floor / office
  • Enjoys mentoring/training
  • Can do attitude required and will to assist where needed
  • Experienced in change management

Salary / package:

  • Eligibility to annual bonus
  • Pension - match contribution from 4% - 10%
  • Life Assurance - 2 x annual salary rising to 4 x if join Company pension
  • Free parking on all sites
  • Free refreshments provided
  • An entitlement to full pay whilst off sick for a limited number of days (in addition to your statutory sick pay entitlement)
  • 25 days holiday plus national holidays


For further details, please contact Nick Sollis – 01453 829767 or email your cv nick.sollis@omegaresource.co.uk

Omega Resource Group are an employment agency specialising in opportunities at all levels within the Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Defence, Scientific, Oil & Gas, Construction and Manufacturing sectors.

We are always seeking Engineering Staff, Senior Managers, Skilled and Semi-Skilled Machinists, Mechanical Fitters, Electrical Fitters, Quality Engineers, Materials Science Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Electronics Engineers, Test Technicians, Technical Authors and Laboratory Technicians to name but a few.

For details of other opportunities available within your chosen field please visit our website www.omegaresource.co.uk