Works Manager job in BB2 Blackburn Blackburn with Darwen

Works Manager | Multi Trades Recruitment

Works Manager

Job Title: Works Manager.

Reports to:* Operations Manager, Managing Director.*

Area: Blackburn.

Salary: £40,000.

Sheet Metal/Metal Working experience is essential for this role and two years supervisory a minimum.

Job Summary:

Being responsible for all production personnel at shop floor level; the role is to establish and maintain safe systems of work, standard operating procedures and integrate lean methodology whilst achieving efficient supply of bespoke customer orders in a timely manner and in line with company & customer goals.

The role also encompasses the management of Health & Safety and employee inductions/training.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Control efficient scheduling of production:
  • Execute production to meet deliveries using efficient allocation of resources.
  • Control the flow of work throughout the shop floor processes.
  • Timings to be monitored and achieved and any discrepancies reported.
  • Promote continuous improvement ethos and practice lean processes within production - Six Sigma, 6S, TPM, SPC or SMED.
  • Working to JIT methodology.
  • Initiate and monitor improved methods for production processes through use of key performance indicators.
  • Manage 60+ staff, including performance management and training/development planning:
  • Assess competency levels with a view to raising levels where needed.
  • Monitor employee performance and raise concerns, opportunities for improvement and praise high performers.
  • Report any employee skills gaps to management.
  • Ensure rotation of skills and processes to aid flexibility and improve workers autonomy.
  • Ensure quality objectives are achieved and help implement and drive change where necessary to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Manage Health & Safety in its entirety including SOPs and Employee Inductions.
  • Work alongside upper management to ensure new projects for improvements are being achieved and over-see daily tasks on shop floor with a clear “challenge” ethos.
  • Set out clear instructions to Shop Floor Supervisors and implement Standard Operating Procedures for compliance.
  • Holding investigative meetings when training and other avenues have failed to achieve results and initiate disciplinary proceedings when required by forwarding evidence for further action.


  • Engage in long term planning to ensure future growth.
  • Make recommendations to the management team and be involved with strategies for future growth.
  • Review production systems to improve quality and reduce costs.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £40,000.00 /year


  • Location: BB2, Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen
  • Job Title: Works Manager
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