CNC Machine Shop Manager
- Overall management of the metal fabrication department.
- Assessing potential using CAD, simulation, and offline calculation to cost new parts and responding to sales team members with estimated production cycle times.
- Programming of CNC machines for new parts using a graphical interface.
- Overseeing trials of new parts and documenting processing parameters.
- Managing stocks of cutting tools and other key consumables and requesting supplies as required.
- Working with the Quality Manager to establish quality control and packing plans for new parts.
- Assist with simple CMM inspection and macro programming for routinely inspected items.
- Lead a team of supervisors and operators including allocating daily/weekly tasks to the team.
- Assisting operators with set up of jobs on machines, but ultimately training and mentoring operators to be self-sufficient with support from the training manager.
- Providing technical input on matters such as tooling selection, processing parameters, work holding, processing sequence, finishing and packing.
- Carrying out induction training with new starters.
- Carrying out staff appraisals, supervisions and return to work meetings.
- Ensuring that the team remain in date with mandatory training.
- Carrying out spot checks to ensure quality levels.
- Ensuring acceptable levels of Overall Equipment Effectiveness are achieved.
- Organising Preventative maintenance and cleaning of machines according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Liaison with the Operations Planner regarding planning of jobs.
- Liaison with the Operations Planner and Customer Services team in the booking of transport.
- Booking in finished items and issuing used materials.
- Requesting raw material from the warehouse.
- Selecting new plant and equipment.
- Organising repairs/servicing of machines.
- Building better SOPs and applying lean/six sigma principles.
- CNC programming (at least using graphical software)
- Ability to use CAD software (AutoCAD, Solidworks, Fusion or similar)
- Ability to read and interpret drawings, schematics and manuals
- Adaptable to change and varying situations
- Ability to show resilience and a flexible approach
- Good communication skills
- Excellent people skills and the ability to deliver hands on training.
- A high level of computer literacy – CAD, Word, Excel and manufacturing systems etc.
- Knowledge of Health & Safety Management Systems (Ideally IOSH).
- Metal fabrication or CNC machining
- Cutting tools, measuring instruments, and other ancillary equipment.
- Basic level understanding of G-Code
- Basic understanding of machine workings i.e. sensors, pneumatics, hydraulics etc.
- Lean manufacturing training/six sigma experience
- Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all levels, including good level of presentation skills (verbal & written).
- Positive can do attitude to problem solving, developing systems and improving business performance;
- Ability to promote team working culture and demonstrate team ethics;
- Demonstrate a methodical approach to tasks, adherence to procedures and auditing of processes.
If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.
Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.
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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK