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Production Supervisor

  • Location: Doncaster
  • Salary: £30,000-£32,000
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 1 July 2021
  • Ref: PS2021

Job Description


  • To manage the day to day running of the Doncaster Production team who are skilled in welding and fabricating, electrical, assemblers of steel work, gates and entrance control. The Production Supervisor’s role is to ensure that targets and deadlines are being met in line with customer requirements. The role also includes ensuring employees comply with health and safety requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations
  • Support Operations Manager on projects
  • Establish priorities to ensure manufacturing team works most efficiently
  • Ensure all correct production processes are followed
  • Developing and implementing production policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all H&S procedures are adhered to
  • Ensure that quality standards are met within the production targets
  • Identify and implement improvements to ensure maximum efficiency is maintained
  • Generates and shares comprehensive and detailed reports about team performance, mission-related objectives and deadlines
  • Implementing recommended manufacturing cost reduction strategies
  • Check manufacturing equipment to ensure efficient workflow is maintained
  • Delegate tasks to meet production deadlines
  • Using the ERP system, Navision, for reporting and ensuring the system is kept up to date
  • Following plans that are prepared for workforce requirements prior to shifts commencing
  • Checking production output to specifications
  • Set and maintain standards at all times leading by example
  • Addressing production problems that arise

People Management

  • Creating an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture
  • Conducts team meetings to update members on best practices and continuing expectations
  • Setting clear daily, weekly and monthly team goals and objectives
  • Lead and manage the Production team, ensuring key tasks are prioritised so the production facilities runs smoothly
  • Motivating your team and encourage creativity
  • Listen to team members’ feedback and resolve any issues or conflicts
  • Suggest and organise team building activities
  • Carry out people management duties including employee relation situations including;

  • Performance management
  • Absence management including absence review meetings and dealing with long and short term absence
  • Dealing with investigations, disciplinary and grievances
  • Workplace conflict
  • Recruit, hire and train new production workers to perform their duties
  • Identify training needs and provide coaching
  • Recognising high performance and reward accomplishments



  • Good working level of ICT skills on applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Qualification in fabrication and welding


  • Lean manufacturing qualification or
  • H&S qualification or
  • Sig Sigma qualification or
  • Degree in relevant field

Personal Skills


  • Flexible and adaptable to ways of working depending on business requirements
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Good organisation skills with the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Effective communication skills and collaborative
  • Leadership and influential skills
  • Self-motivated and results driven
  • Committed to delivering the utmost service/support to the business and our customers
  • Reliable team player



  • Wealth of experience of working within a supervisory role
  • Wealth of people management experience including employee relations (for example, investigations, disciplinary, grievances, absence management and performance management)
  • Experience in fabrication and welding to be able to provide coaching to your team
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Good at building working relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work and ways of working
  • Constructively and logically resolving situations
  • Extensive H&S knowledge of procedures


  • Worked within a manufacturing environment within the construction industry

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