Machine Shop Manager

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Salary Description
£43k - £45k p/annum
Contract Type
Long eaton

Job Title:       Machine Shop Manager

Location:       Nottingham                        

Hours:           MON – THURS 7.00AM – 3.30

                    FRI 7.00 – 12PM

Pay Rate:      £43,000 - £45,000 per annum

We are currently recruiting for a Machine shop Manager for our client in Nottingham. They are recruiting for this role to ensure that Machine Shop operations are managed safely and to maximise efficiency to deliver components in support of meeting agreed delivery dates and achieving agreed monthly shipping targets. This includes managing processes, processes, people and facilities in line with demand and agreed budgets.

Why apply?

  • 37 hours working week
  • 51% employer pension contribution
  • 3 x salary life assurance
  • 26 days holiday entitlement + bank holidays (rising upon service)
  • Overtime rate is time and a half


What’s the job?

  • Ensuring safety of all Machine Shop operations which includes CNC machining, manual machining, sheet metal, fabrication & saw and metal stores
  • Maximise Machine Shop operation efficiency through staff motivation, effective planning (multi – manning machines, staff holiday cross over, reduce absence vulnerability) staff training including maximising the potential of apprentices, resolving issues, implementing effective preventative maintenance across all machine shop equipment.
  • Identifying, justifying & implementing investment in changes to process, layout, equipment & facilities to improve throughout and quality.
  • Ensure components are available to support planned assembly start dates and quality standards are met through managing workload across the areas such as allocating jobs according to experience/skills required, capabilities and availability.
  • Providing training and support as appropriate to increase flexibility and avoid single points of failure within the machine shop operation.
  • Reviewing quality issues and talking appropriate corrective action
  • Resolving day to day issues as they arise, seeking support where needed to ensure all issues are resolved as quickly and effectively as possible and adapting plans to minimise the impact of unforeseen problems.


Key Deliverables -

  • Zero reportable safety incidents
  • Components completed on time: no delays to assembly start dates
  • Providing real time updates to planning to allow the machine shop schedule and local planning sheets to be kept up to date, confirming components production completion dates to the production manager for input to the shipping meeting
  • Maintaining local planning tools to ensure clarity at all times on priorities and completion dates
  • Components RAFd per month
  • Quality – Zero delays in assembly due to poor quality components, time spent on re work, value of scrap

What next?

  • Do you have the experience? The company welcome a site visit to ensure you are happy with the role, the environment, and the people you will work with!
  • If you would like to speak to someone regarding being booking an interview, then please contact Daniel Waite on 07799588461 for more information or send an email to
  • Immediate starts are available!


Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.


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