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Senior Production Manager Joinery

ELK Recruitment

  • Westmeath
  • 65000 - 75000
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 07/10/2017
  • Consultant
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Senior Production Manager required for leading Joinery business in Westmeath.


Position: Senior Production Manager

Location: Navan

Salary: DOE

One of the countries largest Joinery Firms are now looking for an experienced professional Production Manager to join and lead their team in Navan.

Job Purpose:

Supervise and control all production and technical activities in the Fabrication/Assembly Plant. To supervise, train, motivate and take appropriate action, when necessary, in the management of staff performance. Control materials in and out of the department.

Principal Accountabilities

Quality 1. Maintain high-quality levels while promoting a quality-focused culture among the staff.2. Liaise with Quality department staff to ensure our own and customer standards are realised.3. Ensure all relevant documentation is filled out as per company procedures.4. Maintain and promote high standards in housekeeping.

Productivity / Output

1. Achieving production plan/targets on a continual basis and hold daily production meetings.

2. Monitor headcount to meet capacity requirements in conjunction with the Plant Manager.

3. Prioritise work as changes occur throughout the shift period.

4. Record accurate production and scrap figures.

5. Reduce reject production levels and identify problematic processes.

6. Record and report any process issues/changes that may arise.

7. Ensure all materials/consumables required for production are in place and downtime is not caused as a result of absent materials or shortfalls.

8. Carry out thorough shift changeover with outgoing and incoming shifts where appropriate.

9. Increase productivity through continuous improvement and lean techniques.

10. Set up clear process lines for product types.

11. Ensure weekly KPI’s are completed and Prioritise work as changes occur throughout the shift period.

Human Resources

1. Maintain and promote a good working relationship between staff.

2. Promote a teamwork culture within the department.

3. Carry out performance reviews with your team.

4. Monitor and control absenteeism and late arrivals.

5. Ensure all operatives adhere to company health and safety policies procedures and instructions.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Production/Plant Management within the Joinery or Curtain Walling Industry.
  • Degree Qualified.
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience.
  • Basic Finance.
  • Excellent interpersonal/Organisational skills.
  • Strong leadership qualities.
  • Able to take responsibility and work on own initiative.
  • A proven ability to train and develop a teamwork culture.
  • Technical Skills Required.
  • A proven knowledge of process improvement. Preferably gained through a combination of education and work experience.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of fabrication equipment and their respective capabilities Mechanically Minded.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to read complex CAD Drawings

Elk Recruitment is an award-winning niche recruitment firm with offices currently in Co Carlow and London. Our core competency is the placement of permanent and contract Junior, mid and senior level professionals within the Façade, Window, and Doors, Medical Device, Curtain Walling & Construction industry throughout Ireland and abroad.

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