Production Shift Manager – Magellan Aerospace Limited – Blackpool

Magellan Aerospace Limited

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace Blackpool has an exciting opportunity for a Production Shift Manager.

Full Time Permanent Contract

34.5 hours per week

7am – 7pm

Sun-Mon-Tue / Wed-Thu-Fri – 4 week rotation

Job location: Blackpool Business Park, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RP

Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

To work directly with Production Management to coordinate work schedules and manage resourcing levels in support of business requirements. This role will require high levels of communication and organisation to ensure product flow is achieved within the Production department to meet customer deadlines.

Perks and Benefits:

A company culture that promotes work life balance

Access to mental health support

Business performance related bonus

Career development opportunities

Commitment to continued learning and development

Perkbox – includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc

Long Service Awards

Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service

Free parking

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Liaise with Production Management and the production team to coordinate machine shop activities to achieve the manufacturing schedules issued

Provide direction on routing of work to next operation where required alongside work instructions

Support the escalation of work issues to Production Management as required

To ensure the production team are working in line with all company requirements including following work-to list and set up sheets, arranging training and support where required.

To support the allocation of resource to the required work areas in order to achieve workload demands.

Ensure full and detailed handovers are provided to all necessary departments at the end of each shift

Provide detailed reports to production management on productivity, people matters, machining issues and any other relevant shift matters including health & safety concerns

Resolution of people matters within the department with relevant support when required

Communicate efficiently and effectively with Production Management & team members

Carry out job card auditing to ensure compliance to company requirements and providing adherence training where needed

Work with the Engineering Team and Production Team in to review and re-plan existing work to achieve cost reductions and better utilisation of cutting times, machine use, set up times, tooling, etc

Verify component quality as per Quality Department standards and procedures

Support the escalation and investigation of quality issues in order to achieve resolution

Contribute to a positive working environment providing support and organising training to others in manufacturing processes and good working where required

Maintain and promote a high standard of workmanship and productivity within the team addressing productivity and people concerns in line with company policies and processes.

Actively support and contribute to the continuous improvement programme and lean manufacturing whilst continually reviewing working practices to remove and reduce waste and non-value adding activities

To carry out and promote good housekeeping and maintenance of working environment including keeping shopfloor free of spills

Work in a safe manner complying with all risk assessments and procedures in line with company Health and Safety policy, reporting and logging any Health & Safety incidents that occur ensuring team members adhere to Health & Safety policies at all times including the use of PPE

To carry out any other reasonable duties as required by management in support of a changing business environment in order to achieve organisational requirements

Skill/Knowledge Requirements:


Good general education



Minimum of 2 – 3 years in a leadership role preferably in a manufacturing environment

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