Assistant Project Manager

Posted 23 February by Swanstaff Recruitment Ltd Featured

Job Title: Assistant production manager
Location: Colchester
Salary: £25k - £30k

Swanstaff are currently advertising a fantastic opportunity for you to join a hugely successful company which is showing fantastic growth year on year which is not expected to stop anytime soon!
If you are looking to work for a company with great values and wish to progress your career then this could be the perfect role for you.
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Ability to manage people, ensuring production staff are focused, motivated and assigned to the right task at all times.
  • Be able to optimise production and controlling the flow and sequencing of manufacturing.
  • Happy to be responsible for the execution of the Health & Safety Policy ensuring all control measures are in place to create a safe working environment.
  • Experience using SAGE as you will need to input necessary production entries and supporting information on the production system
  • Experience in dealing with new starters i.e. creating training plans, ensuring all staff are aware of SOP`s across all aspects of production.
  • Handling your own daily/weekly meetings with both new and existing staff.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring start up checks are completed for each machine prior to use.
  • Recording / monitoring utilisation & make recommendations to increase equipment efficiency/effectiveness.
  • Ensuring PPM is carried and liaising on any faults found.
  • Where faults are found ensuring initial fault finding occurs in order to advise Production Manager of any remedial action required.


  • Previous Management Supervisory experience in a food production environment
  • Experienced and good knowledge in the areas of batch control, stock control and management
  • Strong man-management training and skill with the ability to motivate and get the best from individuals


  • Formal training in Health and Safety and Food Hygiene
  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook, experience with Sage 200 desirable

Qualifications and Skills:
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Are you an experienced CNC Wood Machine Operator?

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