Workshop Manager.

  • Bolton, Greater Manchester
  • £40000 - £50000.00 per annum

Workshop Manager

  • Bolton, Greater Manchester
  • £40000 - £50000.00 per annum
  • Posted June 14, 2024

Workshop Manager – £40-50k – Bolton – Bespoke Machinery Fabrication

The Recruitment Co are looking for a highly experienced works manager to join our growing client in Bolton.

This is Mon-Thurs 8:15-5 with an early finish on Fridays.


A leadership role to manage the manufacturing and production operations, planning of fabrication resources (labour & materials), quality & inspection, through to equipment delivery, working alongside works supervisor.

The role would suit an energetic candidate with experience of supervising a small fabrication team looking to make their next step in their career.


  • Planning of manufacturing operations (to delivery schedules)

  • Allocation of tasks for workshop employees and measuring ‘real-time’ and ongoing performance

  • Team management with one to one appraisals and regular toolbox talks

  • Forward planning of project and resource requirements and reporting progress to the production manager, together with any agreed KPIs such as Safety/Quality/Cost/Delivery issues

  • Oversee production processes of the fabrication team

  • Apply logistical skills

  • Provide clear communication of expectations to the team.

  • Managing people

Candidate specification

  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings (1st and 3rd angle)

  • Manage SHEQ (safety, health, environmental, quality)

  • Good communication skills written emails and verbal communication

  • Leadership skills/motivator

  • Confident in Planning, scheduling, problem solving

  • Assertiveness/delegate

  • Handle multiple overlapping tasks

  • Dynamic and energizing attitude 06/10/24

  • Recognized apprenticeship in engineering (sheet metal/welding/technician)

  • City & Guilds/ NVQ Level 3 (3 years)

  • Relevant engineering qualification NVQ Level 2 or 3

  • HNC/HND/Degree in production and/or manufacturing engineering

  • Knowledge of food and pharmaceutical quality standards

  • Experience of production or engineering management

  • Solid and proven engineering background

  • Understanding operations


The Recruitment Co. is an equal opportunities employer and we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

This opportunity is no longer accepting applications.

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