Assistant Works Manager

Masstemps Ltd
Dudley, West Midlands
From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
18 Aug 2019
14 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is looking for an Assistant Works Manager to join their team.


Reporting to job holder:

·Shopfloor personnel, agency workers and subcontractors, applicant will be required to deputise for the General Manager on occasion and work closely with a small team to get the best results and to produce the products to the required standards and time scales.

Main purpose and scope of job:

·To manage and oversee the manufacturing of steel fabricated products including hydraulic and mechanical equipment.

·To work in a hands on position managing, supervising and motivating the workshop team. To ensure that we are able to carry out the manufacture of specialised fabrications.

·To be accountable for the day to day operations of the workshops ensuring daily management of the ISO processes and HSE requirements.

·To assist with estimating and job costing for a variety of engineered and steel fabrication processes.

·To assist with the selection and management of third party subcontract suppliers.

·To assist with the selection of materials and processes following design criteria.

·To understand and interpret 3D solid models and 2D drawings produced on SolidWorks and AutoCad software.

·To provide full manufacturing service customer specific requirements.

·Develop and improve existing designs including cost and functionality improvements.

·To be involved in general Business Development

Levels of authority/Working relationships

·To deputise for the General Manager when they are absent from the business.

·To manage the physical load testing of prototype and production items meet the required working loads criteria.

·To work closely with the General Manager on a daily basis to discuss projects and site strategy.

·To manage the production staff ensuring best practices are used to ensure top quality products are produced at the right time and cost.

·To be accountable for the day to day operations of the workshops ensuring a healthy and safe environment and maintaining works equipment is functional and maintained on a regular basis.

Management and Functional responsibilities

·Manage the production with a hands on approach on a daily basis.

·Carry out routine inspections ensuring best practices are met and maintain quality of work.

·Manage weekly/monthly work in progress to meet customers expectations.

·Purchase order control to ensure critical materials are managed correctly ensuring production flow rates.

·Manage testing and quality records and reporting of none conformities.

·Produce job cards with specifications and drawings with written instructions, calculations and equations.

·Fine tune and modify products providing practical manufacturing solutions suiting the needs of customers whilst ensuring appropriate profit margin.

·Liaising with customers during the design process as and where necessary.

·Providing detailed and professional Quotations following agreement with GM.

·Taking design through from concept to prototype to production.

·To identify accurately customer requirements in order to carry out accurate estimations.

·To identify cost effective manufacturing methods and most suitable materials.

·To collate all costs and achieve appropriate company margins.

·To identify lean manufacturing practices and ensure labour is charged out at company recognised rates.

·To be capable of offering technical sales information and product advice.

·To ensure technical information i.e. drawings, material specification, quality are communicated clearly to the shop floor.

·To be responsible for and carrying out production inspection to quality standards.

·To ensure suppliers and sub contractors supply within contract and to the correct quality and at the negotiated price.

·To assist with and identify existing product development under the direction of the GM.

·To assist with the selection of material and the overseeing of subcontract suppliers; identifying new products

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