Production Manager - 12457

Id: 12457
Production Manager

To oversee all the production activities in the Finishing/Grind Shop in a heavy/medium duty shop consisting of predominantly turning lathes.

Axle Manufacturing forging axles, shafts and round bars in a CNC controlled environment and complemented by specialist heat treatment furnaces


  • Manage all foreman and personnel in the two shops.
  • Trouble shooting of various machining problems.
  • Ensure all Personnel have been trained in the tasks they are doing.
  • Ensure the two shops are productive in completing tasks at every station.
  • Setting daily production targets and analysing the previous days production for continual improvement.
  • Assist programmer in approving new programmes accurately and timeously.
  • Ensure the shop floor is always maintaining accurate records as required by the various procedures.
  • Ensure procedures are always followed throughout the two shops.
  • To determine/implement ways of improving the machining efficiency.
  • Ensure cost effective use of labour and labour overtime.
  • Reporting to the Works Director, additional tasks will be allocated from time to time.

Skills and Experience:

  • Good people management skills.
  • Machine Shop experience is imperative
  • Experience in Managing a medium to large component machine shop.
  • CNC Machining experience.
  • A thorough ability to read drawings.
  • A thorough knowledge of programming and trouble shooting.
  • Practical knowledge on measuring best practice.
  • A sense of urgency on all matters production/breakdowns/approvals.

Training Advantages:

  • Management course or extensive managerial experience
  • Programming Course.