An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Production Manager to join Third Dimension based in Bristol.

Third Dimension is the leader in the field of non-contact dimensional measuring equipment used principally in the automotive and aerospace industries worldwide, and sold through an international network of distributors.

We are looking for a Production Manager to lead our production team. This is an interesting opportunity for a highly motivated individual with strong technical, production, purchasing and organisational skills.
This is a varied role which will see you involved in all aspect of production. This will include overseeing purchasing; working with manufacturers of outsourced components; organising the assembly and repair teams (3 people in total); and ensuring customer orders are processed on time.

Our ideal applicant will be able to work independently, keen to take on new challenges and be comfortable working at a senior level with our key suppliers. 

We can offer a dynamic yet focused working environment in a successful and long established company, operating in industries that span aerospace, automotive, energy and consumer electronics.  If you are looking for an exciting and varied job where you use your skills to make a real difference, we look forward to hearing from you!

Duties and responsibilities
  • Monitor and report on all aspects of production.

  • Schedule and oversee production team. 

  • Manage purchasing processes. 

  • Manage suppliers.

  • Outsourcing contract negotiations.

  • New product introduction.

  • Planning and implementing improvement to the production processes. 

An ideal Production Manager will have a strong track record in the above areas, as well as the following skills and qualifications:

ESSENTIAL SKILLS
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to perform under pressure in an autonomous and team environment.

  • Innovative problem solving skills. 

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering documentation and engineering drawings. 

DESIRABLE SKILLS
  • Experience of engineering purchasing.

  • Experience of assembly environment.

  • Understanding of Health & Safety.

  • Understanding of Quality standards.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduate level or equivalent professional qualifications in relevant discipline.

  • Good passes in Maths and English. 

  • Five years relevant work experience. 

  • Must hold a valid driving licence. 

In return you will recieve a salary of £30,000 - £40,000 per annum dependent on experience, plus the following benefits:

  • Pensions - 5% employer pension contributions

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising half a day for each full years' service up to 5 years.

  • Childcare vouchers - non-taxable and NI exempt vouchers for working parents. 

  • Healthshield health plan. 

  • Share option and profit share schemes after 2 years' service.

  • Bike to work scheme.

  • Flexible working hours. 

If you are looking for an interesting and varied job where you use your skills to make a real difference, we look forward to hearing from you! Please submit your CV and cover letter to:  careers@third.com

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive are not able to reply to all applications.  If you do not hear from us within 10 working days then we regret that this means that your application has been unsuccessful.

Direct applications only - strictly no recruitment agencies