Machine Shop Manager

15 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting a brand new Machine Shop Manager positon for a market leader at their Northamptonshire manufacturing and production site.

Client Details

Our client is a best-in-class manufacturer providing high quality components into a range of highly reputable OEMs. The business has a diverse portfolio of both products and industry applications which has positioned them incredibly well to continue along their growth trajectory for the coming years.


The successful Machine Shop Manager will be responsible for a team encompassing Production, Quality and Engineering and look to provide strategy for the overall performance of the machining area.

Effective running of the machine shop
Identify key focuses for improvement and manage workforce to deliver product on time to the customer, setting expectations of the work team to hit targets
Management of internal/ external customer relationships
Manage the team and equipment in order to produce high quality product within agreed timelines.
Identify and implement continuous improvement activities to improve process flows, cutting inefficiencies out of the production line.
Lead lean improvements with the primary aim of reducing scrap rate
Make necessary amendments to production schedule
Engage, mentor and develop the team's capability


The ideal Machine Shop Manager will have extensive machining experience within a low volume manufacturing environment. Further requirements include:

Background in managing a multi-disciplined team, ideally encompassing Production, Quality and Engineering
Ideally degree qualified in a relevant field
Solid understanding of commercial side of manufacturing
Committed and tenacious leader with resilience to drive for success in a challenging and fast changing environment

Job Offer

Salary from GBP50,000 - GBP60,000