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Head of Preparation

Location: Mitcham

Permanent Full Time

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000

Head of Preparation


£45,000 - £55,000

Our client in Mitcham is looking for an energetic and meticulous Head of Preparation to manage their CNC and Technical Project Design teams. This role reports directly to the Senior Workshop Manager and ensures that jobs are carried out to the highest standard, as well as mentoring and supporting the team.

The Preparation team are the first stage in the production process and therefore the ability to be able to work to tight deadlines and navigate jobs through the systems is a key deliverable. The Head of Production will be capable of reading/translating construction drawing s and understanding CAD and CNC processes and timelines and an intrinsic part of our engineering capability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the Preparation department on all aspects/operations of CAD drawing/design and CNC through to completion in order to meet job deadlines
  • Manage team members on best practise for day-to-day operations and staffing issues
  • Ensure that all the team are clear on instructions and deadlines from the Head of Build and Senior Workshop Manager
  • Input and advice on construction drawings for quality control and build advice/estimation as well as supplement the Project Design/CNC capability when needed
  • Plan staff levels which include holiday, shift pattern arrangements and cover for absence as well as for the workflow of jobs
  • Approve, control and authorise all overtime for team members
  • Quality control of finished jobs
  • Develop team members through sharing best practice and demonstrating quality in jobs
  • Assisting with on-boarding new members of the Preparation team in line with company process
  • Help to manage and mentor and Apprentices
  • Report any Health & Safety concerns to the Senior Workshop Manager
  • Comply with the company’s Health & Safety practices
  • Attend any company meetings or HOD team meetings as required

Person Specification

  • Experience in a fast-paced workshop environment
  • Significant experience in creating and reading construction drawings
  • Experience in working with CNC Programmers
  • Experience of working as a senior manager within operational teams
  • Ability to manage deadlines/jobs
  • Experience in an industrial engineering background
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Quality control
  • Able to make business recommendations
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Calm under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing business needs

Closing date for applications: December 17, 2018

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Contact Info

Head Office: Carlton Recruitment Solutions Ltd Global House, 1 Ashley Avenue, Epsom,
Surrey KT18 5AD

01372 253350


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