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21 Apr

Machine Shop Manager

Networx, Salford
As well as monitoring the performance, capability and workload of the workshop staff, the Machine Shop Manager provides machining services using a wide range of equipment in support of the laboratory’s testing activities. This will involve taking client’s materials and creating samples for testing to a high level of accuracy. These samples will be described in either comprehensive cutting sheets or directly from specifications requested on worksheets.

The role holder will be expected to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. They will also provide technical expertise to the laboratory and other technical areas and also operational responsibilities within the workshop.

Specific responsibilities include:

To work flexibly and react to the changing demands of the laboratory
Ensure workshop staff are trained in the tasks that they perform
Report progress to Lab Manager to allow workload to be managed effectively
Organise maintenance of workshop equipment and report to HSEQ manager
Load and unload machine tools
Maintain paperwork/IT systems associated with the Machine Shop
Confirm the effective and correct manufacture of test samples
Manage spare material according to process
Ensure safe working practices and safety guidelines & procedures
Ensure correct use of equipment, best practice and procedures are followed
Perform preparatory actions to material required to produce an end product

The Machine Shop Supervisor will be working as part of a relatively small team and must be capable of communicating effectively, be self-motivated with the ability to work independently whilst always maintaining a high level of attention to detail.

Several of the following practical skills would be considered essential for the role:

Skilled operation of manual horizontal/vertical/universal milling machines
Skilled operation of high capacity band saws
Skilled operation of manual lathes
Skilled operation of CNC equipment
Experience in the use of hand tools and hand grinders

It is expected that the Supervisor would have significant experience spent in a workshop environment and would have possibly completed a formal training or apprenticeship in workshop practices. Experience of supervising/mentoring a small team is also preferred.

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