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Production Manager

Shepton Mallet, Somerset
£50,000 to £60,000
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
Job role: Production Manager.
Job location: Shepton Mallet.
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 subject to skills and relevant experience.
Shifts: Days - Monday to Friday - 7 - 3.30.
Hours per week: 39 Hour Week.
Duration: Permanent.
Start date: Immediate.
Industries considered: Locomotive Engineering, Armed Forces Technician, Garage Supervisor.
Disciplines considered: Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Aerospace/Aviation Tech'

Client Summary:
A Market Leader in Logistics/Rail Freight, Maintenance and Repair.

Position Summary:
We are looking to recruit an experienced Engineering Production Manager for our Depot in Shepton Mallet to commence work immediately.
The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting Engineering effectiveness, vehicle availability and compliance through the effective and efficient management of a busy Engineering Team undertaking detailed diagnostics and supporting repairs on their Fleet of Class 59 diesel Locomotives plus additional/occasional diesel stock in line with company Standards and Procedures

This is an exciting/excellent career opportunity and a rare chance to be considered for a Senior Man Management role where you can utilise your technical experience in delivering maintenance to the fleet to ensure vehicle availability in line with Fleet needs and requirements. Reporting directly to the Diesel Fleet Engineer, this role requires you to be an effective man manager driving maintenance efficiencies and using your extensive data skills to deliver on time reports to the senior management time on a daily and weekly basis

Person Profile/Experience:
A skilled Technician, ideally time served, you will have previous experience of undertaking Team Management, you will be responsible for ten people, effectively delegating tasks to your Team Leaders enabling you to manage and record WIP, delays, units nearing completion and issues requiring your attention. You'll have the ability to make sound engineering decisions undertake detailed briefings to your Operations Teams and Management in readiness for daily reports and updates to the wider business using your exemplary communication skills, written and oral.
Adhere to health and safety and local safety policy requirements, and other safety and technical standards. Comply with all instructions, rules and regulations in force
Ensure Engineering, H&S compliance and good housekeeping on and around the Depot
Manage maintenance, service, fault find and repair of Locomotives in accordance with the approved maintenance plans as required by the Business
Support your Engineering Management Colleagues in making essential engineering decisions that may affect the availability of the fleet
Ensure all relevant paperwork for examinations and repairs is correctly completed on time and to required company standards

You will be physically fit and healthy, you will be required to undertake a NWR related medical and drugs & alcohol test which must be passed before any offer can be made, have a good sense of humour and be prepared to work outdoors where required. You will ideally have a full (clean) driving license and be flexible enough to travel to other local sites in the region from time to time

Due to the nature of the work/role, an appreciation of H&S at work is essential, plus in line with Rail Industry Protocols there is a zero policy re being under the influence of Drugs or Alcohol

Time Served or relevant Engineering Qualification/Degree
Minimum of NVQ Level 3 in a Mechanical/Electrical fitting skill set
Experience essential

Contact Information:
Email:(url removed)

Please note due to the volume of applications, we can only commit to contact those candidates we deem suitable for the position. However, we may retain your details and contact you in the future should suitable positions arise.
Please note the above job specification could be subject to change as agreed with our client
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  • Job Reference: 662717434-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Shorterm Group
    Shorterm Group
  • Location: Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent