Metal Finishing

Head of Operations – CNC Machine Shop

Ref: 249| Posted: 13th Feb 2019

Bonfire Recruitment are retained in the recruitment of a Head of Operations to lead, direct and organise a turnkey CNC Workshop for its established and growing international manufacturing client in the North East, UK.

Due to a period of long-term expansion and significant growth our major client has invested in a state of the art machining and turning facility and has investing in cutting-edge CNC technology to deliver world class standards to their heavy and specialised industrial customers throughout the UK, to Europe and beyond.

This is an exceptional permanent opportunity for a senior operations manager that has demonstrable UK CNC manufacturing experience to create a canvas that directs the best workshop practices, procedures and planning schedules across this significant expanding organisation.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Create a workshop culture of delivering consistent world-class excellence across your machine shop team whilst ensuring product quality, scheduling, delivery and budgets are met as agreed with customers
  • Provide hands on leadership and organisation to conduct current Machining and Turning operations and develop the teams capability to meet future needs
  • Maximise staff contribution and develop individuals to their full potential by providing effective coaching/mentoring and appraisal throughout your department.
  • Create a plan for manpower and direct and manage labour times to jobs according to budgeted hours and provide guidance in terms of delivery dates, priorities and overall planning

Candidate Requirements:

  • Be a time served CNC Machinist, CNC Programmer, CNC Turner , CNC Machine Engineer with at least 10 years demonstrable UK working experience.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years demonstrable operations / production management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Degree qualification in addition to above would be advantageous
  • Hands on motivational manager with strong planning skills to ensure workshop tasks are completed with maximum efficiency
  • Have successfully worked with major customers in industries such as Utilities, Oil & Gas, Defence, Aerospace, chemicals, automotive etc
  • An engaging and people focussed individual who is results driven with commercial awareness and a successful track record of getting projects completed on time and to budget with major customers
  • The role requires strong internal and external stakeholder management and relationship building skills and the ability to collaboratively influence at all levels of an organisation.

Our client is keen to attract the best talent to their organisation and the preferred candidate will be rewarded with a leading rewards package.

Should you have this background please apply via the web in the first instance attaching a copy of your most recent CV in the first instance.

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