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Production Manager

An exciting job opportunity has arisen for a Production Manager at our well-established family run business, situated north of Norwich, Norfolk. We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced individual to work within our business. The potential candidate must have experience in a similar role within the last 5 years.

We are a fencing and pallet timber processing company and have been established for 40 years. This position is ideal for someone looking to progress in the timber industry or production environment. This is also an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to relocate

Job Role:

  • Managing product through our sawmill finishing lines
  • Driving production efficiency
  • Ensuring production targets are met
  • Quality and stock control of all products
  • Leading and supervising a team of around 20 people including Production Operatives, Forklift Drivers, and Engineers
  • Quarterly/Yearly staff reviews as required
  • Motivating Staff
  • Encourage and enforce punctuality, good timekeeping, and workstation attendance
  • Ensure health and safety guidelines are followed
  • Learning and fully understanding the machinery to help with setups and fault finding
  • Provide emergency machine cover

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the day to day running of the Finishing Mill
  • Planning and organising production schedules
  • Ensuring that health and safety regulations are met
  • Determining quality control standards
  • Manage storage processes and establish a material ordering process
  • Organising relevant staff training
  • Implement and maintain a system which improves the efficiency within the team
  • You will have a keen eye for quality and be happy to play a daily hands-on role
  • Responsible for recruitment and implementing a training and succession plan
  • Dealing with staff disciplinary procedures
  • Conducting back to work interviews after staff absences
  • Help to organise and manage site traffic
  • Ensure compliance to Customer quality levels and expectations are met
  • Hold, conduct and participate in all required tool box talks and meetings
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel & PowerPoint

 

What we will provide:

  • Sufficient workspace with own computer and email
  • On the job training from day 1
  • Offsite training investment to aid Management role

 

Position details:

Job type: Full time, permanent.

Hours: 47.5 per week, Monday – Friday + Overtime when required

Break times flexible 15mins around 10am, 30mins around 1.30pm

Holiday: 28 days per year, including Bank holidays, Fixed Summer & Christmas holiday.

Pay from £38,000/year plus bonuses depending on experience

Candidate must be/have:

  • Fit and active
  • Honest, reliable, trustworthy and have a good work ethic
  • Conscientious
  • Good at working under pressure
  • Self-driven and highly motivated
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work in a team and on own initiative
  • Hardworking
  • Excellent people skills
  • Good Numeracy and English literacy skills
  • Own mode of transport and very punctual
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, and leadership skills

Position to start with immediate effect.

There will be a 2-part interview process.

Please fill in an application form with a covering letter and CV – available via our website www.thomsonsawmills.co.uk

Please note, if we have not responded to your application within 4 weeks of applying for this job role, you have unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Experienced and proven in a similar role is essential and at least 2 references will be required and obtained.


 

Machine Operator / Labourer

Machine Operator/Labourer required for an expanding family run business.

We are a Fencing and Pallet Timber processing company and have been established for over 40 years.

This position is ideal for someone looking to start and progress in the timber industry. There are opportunities for progression within the workplace.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Starting Rate of Pay: £10.20 per hour, plus £0.50p per hour attendance bonus.

Hours: 47.5 per week, Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm, plus overtime available

Holiday: 28 days per year, including Bank Holidays. Fixed Holidays, 2 weeks Summer & 2 weeks Christmas

The successful candidate will be operating saws and stacking/sorting timber, contributing towards the creation of quality timber products – on time and to specification.

Some responsibilities of a machine operator include:

  • Manual handling of timber.
  • Operating sawmilling machinery.
  • Working towards production targets.
  • Upholding the appropriate Health and Safety practices.

Full training will be given

We’re seeking a motivated individual who is quality focused and understands the value of the goods they are producing. A degree of flexibility will be required to ensure operations are maximised, maintained and quality targets are met with minimum wastage.

In addition, the successful candidate will be / have:

  • Fit and active
  • Honest, reliable, trustworthy and have good work ethics
  • Conscientious
  • Self-driven
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work in a team and alone

Candidate must have own transport or a reliable lift, as punctuality and attendance is very important.

Position to start with immediate effect.

Please fill in an application form – click link:  Job-Application-form or collect a form at Reception.

Hand in your completed form or email to tom@thomsonsawmills.co.uk

Please note, if we have not responded to your application within 4 weeks of applying for this job role, you have unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

 


 

Fencing Panel Maker

Fencing Panel Maker required for an expanding family run business.

We are a fencing and pallet timber processing company and have been established for over 40 years.

This position is ideal for someone looking to start and progress in the timber industry.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Starting rate of pay: £10.20 per hour, plus £0.50p per hour attendance bonus

Hours: 47.5 per week, Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm, plus overtime

Holiday: 28 days per year, including Bank Holidays. Fixed Holidays, two weeks Summer & two weeks Christmas.

The successful candidate will be making fencing panels, trellis and picket fencing using pneumatic nail guns and automated machines.

Full training will be given

Candidate must be:

  • Health and Safety conscious
  • Fit and Active
  • Honest, reliable, trustworthy and have good work ethics
  • Conscientious
  • Able to work to targets
  • Self-driven
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work in a team and alone

Candidate must have own transport or a reliable lift, as punctuality and attendance is very important.

Position to start with immediate effect.

Please fill in an application form – click link:  Job-Application-form or collect a form at Reception.

Hand in your completed form or email to tom@thomsonsawmills.co.uk

WATCH the video below of our Fencing Panel Machine in Production!


 

 

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