Shift Manager

Location: Gloucestershire

Salary: £34k - 38k per year

Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 22/07/2021

Shift Manager

My client, a leading Gloucestershire based high volume manufacturer are seeking Shift Managers. You will work within a supportive, diverse environment with great opportunities for future development.

Shift Manager Responsibilities

  • Monitor on shift first time pass rate and implement first time pass rate and first time quality reaction plans.
  • Close control of hourly status to meet shift output targets ensuring recovery on shift of any shortfall.
  • To be responsible for the operational management and control of employees for the assigned shift team including; manning levels; absence management; pay and performance; and grievance resolution
  • Process all overtime forms in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for maintaining data/ reviewing and ensuring understanding of metrics and taking appropriate action for the achievement of these
  • Responsible for ensuring they utilise the EOS within their respective functions for compliance with agreed quality standards and achievement of agreed metrics
  • Initiate the training and development of employees for the shift team; monitoring and appraising performance; personal development planning; coaching and maintaining discipline.
  • Assist Production Manager with the recruitment of new employees.
  • Ensure all new starters are correctly inducted and have clear objectives set for their six month probationary period; ensure all probationary reviews are completed on time.
  • To deliver effective shift hand-over with the other shift managers and to ensure two-way communications are developed and maintained for the shift team in line with the site policy.
  • Maintain all operating systems within the area.
  • To develop, implement and ensure a safe working environment on shift and within an assigned area, focusing on reducing accidents and incidents.
  • Improve 5S score within area and on shift to >95.
  • Apply Total Quality tools and techniques to make improvements.

Shift Manager Skills and Experience

Relevant engineering / managerial qualification to a minimum of (ONC level) or equivalent e.g. mechanical engineering apprenticeship.

  • Experience of high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Working Knowledge of ISO and TS quality standards.
  • Flexible team worker with good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.


  • Previous supervisory / management experience (Desirable)

Shift Manager Attributes

  • Self-motivated and have a strong and flexible attitude towards work
  • Ability to stay calm in high stress situations
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Team Orientated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadline when required
  • The ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • Treat work colleagues with respect



Salary£34k - 38k per year
Job Reference34867
Contract TypePermanent
Closing Date22/07/2021
Regional OfficeCheltenham
Date Posted15/07/2021

To discuss this position further please contact:

Chris Rooum

Head of Professional Services


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