Assembly Manager

Location: Wimborne, Dorset Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Joe Tomkins

Assembly Manager



Engineering / Electronics

We currently have an exciting new opportunity to join a globally recognised electronics company who are based in Wimborne, Dorset.

They are currently looking for an Assembly Manager to join their manufacturing team, focusing on providing right first time manufactured/repaired items in line with agreed budget, schedule and quality requirements.

All candidates for this Assembly Manager position must be eligible for SC Security Clearance.

Benefits for this position:

  • Bonus
  • 25 days' holiday
  • Flexible working
  • Early finish Friday
  • Pension scheme
  • Sports and Social Clubs

Key Responsibilities for Assembly Manager:

  • To ensure Production team deliverables are identified and managed ensuring that commitments are delivered to the required cost, quality and schedule.
  • Generation and support of manufacturing metrics to be agreed with the Manufacturing Manager and Business Unit manager.
  • Provide real-time information to both the Operations /Project Managers and Production Leads regarding delivery, highlighting any potential risks to the output schedule and pro-actively recommending any work-around opportunities.
  • Assessing and managing the team's forecasted load to assist management of project conflicts and to inform resource decision-making.
  • Quality of all assembly and repair output - focusing on right first time manufacture.
  • Ensuring all manufacturing processes are followed, including identification of those which are incorrect and ensuring the relevant parties are aware for future correction.
  • Maintaining adequate skills and SQEP levels within the team.
  • The coordination and compilation of quotations/estimates in support of bids for the assembly and repair functions.
  • To assist in key make/buy and unit of measure decisions with the team to maximise value and profitability.
  • Managing and maintaining health and safety requirements within the production environment e.g. risk assessments, COSHH checks.
  • Ensuring the production area is maintained with a good standard or housekeeping and cleanliness - 6S principles.
  • Line manager to Production team members and apprentices, including coaching and supporting their development needs.

Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Previous experience in production and management is essential.
  • Familiar with RoHS legislation, six sigma and lean principles.
  • Experience of an electronics manufacturing environment (nuclear, defence or aerospace manufacturing environment desirable) and an understanding of systems such as ISO-9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO-9001 and NQA-1.
  • Must be methodical and organised and approach all tasks in a systematic, process-orientated manner at a high level of detail.
  • Highly motivated to succeed, with the ability to manage / influence others, as required, in order to positively influence their performance and achieve targets.
  • Excellent time management and task prioritisation skills are essential with the ability to juggle various tasks.
  • Strong computer user, proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and Visio are necessary).
  • Experience working with an ERP/MRP system.

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