Fabrication Supervisor – company name – Barnsley

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My client in the Armthorpe area of Doncaster are looking for an experienced Welder / Fabricator for a Supervisory Role.

Fabrication Supervisor

Shift Pattern: 40 hours per week. Day shift. 07.30 – 16.30 Monday – Thursday. 07.30 – 13.30 Friday

Reporting to: Production Manager

Main Responsibilities:

Assist in the creation and implementation of a 3-year rolling manufacturing strategic plan for the Fabrication

Department. Provide feedback on adherence to strategic plans.

Maintain & publish departmental KPI performance to the fabrication team. Identify KPI shortcoming and devise action plans to ensure KPI compliance.
Review, define, refine, and communicate production times for each product variant. Update times following any product or processes change.
Work with the Production Controller to establish departmental load, review and plan resources accordingly.
Review and confirm forward manpower requirements to meet both current and future production demands.
Demonstrate ongoing improvements through manufacturing efficiency.
Where required identify back up plans for high-risk plant
Create and action succession plans for all key areas/personnel.
Ensure quality standards are understood and communicated throughout the department. Ensure employees receive suitable training to ensure the finished product meet (or exceeds) specifications.
Ensure departmental compliance to all business certification i.e., ISO 9001, etc.
Ensuring shop floor employees have the competence, skills, and knowledge to produce products safely, on time, and to the quality standards required.
Establish goals and objectives for the team, coach and develop high performance. Monitor, review and address under performance.
Address any staff discipline or grievance issues, maintaining appropriate records.
Prepare & publish weekly and monthly manufacturing performance against objectives.
Ensure sufficient employees trained in the creation and amendment of SOP’s & RA’s.
Constantly seek new innovative ideas to improve productivity and establish future capital requirements.
Accountable for the Health & Safety of all the manufacturing within the scope of the role.
Implement & maintain 5’s throughout the Fabrication area, audit and maintain a high standard of housekeeping.
In conjunction with the H&S Manager, constantly try to eliminate the source of risk negating the need for PPE.
Ensure sufficient First Aiders/Fire Marshalls are available when the plant is operational.
Create an environment that is safety conscious. Review all accidents in conjunction with the Health & Safety

Manager, identifying trends and implement corrective action.

Work with the design team to ensure all new products are designed for manufacture.
In conjunction with the Continuous Improvement team and Fabrication Manager, value streaming map all production areas within your scope of responsibility. Identify improvements and implement appropriate plans to achieve objectives.

Professional Requirements

Fabrication knowledge and experience Solid computer skills
Experience in process improvement techniques

Personal Competencies

Highly driven
Excellent organisational, interpersonal & communication skills
Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
Able to give team briefings/presentations
Ability to read, interpret and relay documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and drawings.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Excellent influencing and leading skills


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