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Production Manager

Posted 11 August by Personnel Selection Ended

We are recruiting for a PRODUCTION MANAGER with a background in PLASTICs to manage and develop the day to day operations of this modern, fast paced facility in Newhaven. An outstanding opportunity to join a forward thinking leadership team with a focus on continuous improvement and person develop and to drive the business forwards through world class processes.


  • All round management of the production facility, providing necessary production support to both Injection moulding and production.
  • Ensure the distributions of services are delivered on time and of correct quantity, quality and cost.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all employees and visitors to the facility and adhere to legislative requirements of the industry.
  • Maintain and implement standards according to 6s, Kaizen, TPM (Total Preventative Maintenance), SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) and other initiatives.
  • Take reasonable steps to minimise the risk of theft or damage to the company's property and assets.
  • Working with QA and Innovations in project development within production
  • Ensure the continued efficiencies of machinery and ancillaries through a TPM program.


  • Responsible for the day to day management and co-ordination of production and distribution operations.
  • Adhere to relevant Health and Safety and Factories legislation required of the industry.
  • Costing/budget management to maintain cost effective production, reporting regularly to management team to achieve KPIs and functional objectives.
  • To recruit staff as necessary, manage and appraise performance, provide training and encourage their development.
  • Plan and prioritise production output to satisfy customer's requirements and the needs of the business
  • Ensure products are manufactured to the correct quality and specification.
  • Monitor working patterns and control staffing levels in line with customer demand.
  • Manage a program of continuous improvement and introduce lean manufacturing methodology
  • Maintain a preventative maintenance program (TPM) to ensure the reliability and efficient operation of all plant and equipment.
  • Ensure measures are taken; procedures and controls are put in place to secure and protect the company's property and assets from theft or damage including fire and water.
  • To drive a program of continuous improvement to deliver on-going.
  • Working to implement process improvements, eliminate waste and improve product flow.
  • Continue to improve the health and safety record of the production team and actively participate in the Health and Safety team meets
  • Supervising and motivating a team of workers
  • Identifying training needs giving clear direction and focus.



• Minimum O level/A level standard.

• Relevant time served in the injection moulding industry.

• Degree in Engineering/production engineering

• Plastics/Moulding Degree/ 6 Sigma (Black Belt preferably)

Knowledge & Experience

• Technical background in injection moulding and assembly techniques

• Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation

• A clear understanding of Lean Manufacturing Principles

• Quality Systems knowledge

• Experience in plastic component assembly

• Experience in Injection Moulding (knowledge of Sandretto and Boy machines)

• Knowledge of ISO and BSI standards

Skills & Abilities

• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Power Point.

• Problem solving techniques

• Resolve any product non-conformity issues that may arise per the request.

• Understanding of tool design and construction

• Full UK Driving Licence

• Understanding of moulding process auxiliary


• Communication

Reference: 33059699

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