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Engineering Professionals
Job Type:
£1 to £9,999 per annum
25 Jun 2024
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Our client are a large engineering firm who are looking to recruit a night shift team leader in the machine shop.

Job Purpose

To ensure that team members are developed, guided & supported during the normal operations of a busy machine shop, ensuring that business KPIs are achieved.

Candidates must be able to lead and inspire the Manufacturing Team to achieve expectations whilst ensuring 100% quality and accuracy. To champion a continuous improvement culture within your team,

supporting with continuous improvement activities and supporting overall team development. Conduct area audits and follow through with corrective actions.

Key Accountabilities

Supervise team members on a daily basis during the normal operation of the machine shop in line with production planning

Ensure that team members have an adequate work load on a daily basis

Determine the best use of man power in the team.

Ensure that tooling, fixtures and relevant information is available for members when required.

Identify any engineering requirements / issues that arise and communicate to the relevant person – i.e. Production Planner, H&S, Commercial, Maintenance & Engineering Departments

Ensuring routine maintenance is carried out as necessary

Be available to handover from or to another team leader at start or end of shift.

Manage staff attendance and development

Complete yearly PDRs for each team members

Monitor and manage work attendance

Identify any training requirements for team members/ capability issues

Conduct Start of Shift / End of Shift meetings to update the ‘SQCDP’ charts

Operate VMC machines and other work shop equipment

Set and prove out job, obtaining a first of job has been proved out.

Run milling machines after setting, ensuring that quality is maintained throughout the entire production run.

Ensuring routine machine maintenance is carried out as necessary

Operate a CNC and Manual CMM machines, following instructions to run programs to check

drawing compliance of manufactured parts. e. Be a ‘First Of’ stamp holder

Ensure that health and safety guidelines and practices are maintained and developed.

Ensure that team members work in a safe manner both to themselves and to their colleagues

Ensuring compliance with all relevant H&S policies and procedures and act as a role model in demonstrating compliance within the workplace

Ensure all operators are adequately trained and informed of all relevant H&S matters

Ensure M&I 5S programme in Wolfmet Machine Shop area is sustained and periodically reviewed

Attend weekly production meetings

Ensure that work is progressed through the machine shop in a timely manner according to priorities set by the Production Planner

Assist with problem solving any issues that appear.

Communicate any issues through appropriate

methods to the engineering, commercial and technical departments

Assist the operators, when required, with the day to day operations

Recommend courses of action for moving capacity around, ensuring customer deliveries and KPIs are met

Engineering Experience

a. Completed an engineering apprenticeship

b. Good understanding of engineering practices and methods

c. Knowledge of powder metallurgy processes

d. Knowledge and understanding of machining methods, particularly vertical CNC milling machines and lathes

To apply please forward your cv in word format.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

Wish everyone looked after us like you.

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