About The Role
We are seeking an experienced, hands on workshop manager to look after our in-house prototype facility and team of skilled technicians. We have a well-equipped workshop that supports our international new product development business across healthcare and consumer product sectors.  Capabilities include CNC milling and turning using FeatureCAM as well as manual milling and turning, injection mould making and moulding, 3D printing, vacuum casting and traditional model-making and paint finishing.  We are a project orientated company and our design and engineering teams rely on our workshop to make one off or small batch prototypes to a high standard for testing and development in our labs.  Your role will be to manage these resources to meet the demand from our project teams, and to deliver on a day to day basis meeting deadlines at the highest quality standards. In addition, you will be looking to the future, developing new capabilities and processes in response to the needs of the growing business. The role includes:
 
  • Managing the workshop team and their workloads and utilisation.
  • Maintaining the quality of the workshop output, inspecting parts with the latest metrology equipment to ensure they are within tolerance.
  • Working hands-on making parts alongside the team when needed. You will have extensive experience in high precision machining. 
  • Building relationships with local subcontractors to assist when demand exceeds capacity.
  • Managing the workshop budget and ensuring equipment is maintained.
  • You will be highly visible and approachable within the company, the go-to person for project leaders to get things done, ensuring the workshop meets the requirements of our project teams.
  • Leading, developing and growing our 4-person skilled technician team.
  • Ensuring ISO13485/9001 processes are followed when necessary.
  • Looking after H&S and good practice in the workshop, in association with our H&S director.
  • Managing and delivering training for general staff on workshop procedures when needed.
  • Reporting to the senior management team.
  • Planning and implementing the expansion of workshop equipment, team and infrastructure.
  • Advising on workshop facilities in our US engineering office.
About You
You will have excellent high precision machining and CAD/CAM skills and a good broad understanding of all workshop processes.  Experience of injection moulding and 3D printing would also be beneficial.  With a hands-on approach and great attention to detail, you can think of creative ways to solve problems and get things done.   Most importantly, you will need to demonstrate excellent leadership, management and organisational skills.
About Us
We are an employee owned company with our staff at the centre of our strategy. Employee ownership allows us to maintain full control over the direction of our business and our creative culture.

We hire people with a genuine enthusiasm and curiosity for design, engineering and science so if you’re the type of person who fills their spare time designing and making things, then we’d love to know.

In return for your hard work and insightful ideas, you receive a competitive salary, discretionary bonus, 12% non-contributory pension, private healthcare and 25 days holiday.