Production Manager

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Main Purpose

The holder of this post is responsible for ensuring that maintenance activities of the depot on Fleet rolling stock are carried out safely, timely and to required standards, on a daily basis in order to meet service requirements.

Principle Accountabilies

  • Prioritising of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance in line with available resource and support from the Co-ordinating Manager.
  • Ensure targets are met in terms of performance, availability and presentation of stock for business needs.
  • Assistance is given as required to engineering, technical and contracted support staff.
  • Control use of materials within budget to support rolling stock maintenance.
  • Plan and conduct interviews as necessary for staff selection, discipline, poor performance, attendance management, welfare, investigations etc.
  • Ensure tasks are allocated to competent personnel.
  • Control of work to ensure effective performance and compliance to standards, giving technical guidance to staff to staff including apprentices and contracted staff.
  • Deliver staff briefings and TWYM interviews to develop staff.
  • Use I.T. systems as necessary to interrogate for information on defects, workload and report on completed work, outstanding or deferred.
  • Ensure recording of work is effectively controlled and reported in required timescales using systems/methods in place before rolling stock is returned to service.
  • Cover for Co-ordinating Manager as required.
  • Ensure all rolling stock is prepared to standards before departure.
  • Ensure quality of workmanship is maintained to a high level and quality checks/competency assessments are carried out as required.
  • Undertake additional tasks as required by the Depot Manager, applicable to the role.

Safety Responsiblities

  • Ensure compliance with BS EN 9001:2000 Quality Management System.
  • Ensure compliance with BS EN 14001:2004 Environmental Management System.
  • Ensure staff dispose of waste in accordance with local instructions.
  • Control of contractors in accordance to the SWR Safety and Health manual.
  • Promote personal/ workplace safety and ensure PPE is used as required.
  • Movements within the maintenance shed involving linking of key staff communications to maintain safety and electrical supplies.
  • Examine all safety procedures, notices and instructions.
  • Ensure a pro active approach to energy saving and lead by example.
  • Maintain all documents and records in accordance with relevant quality procedures e.g. local instructions.

Including but not limited to:

  • Technical fault diagnosis influencing safety critical systems/components on rolling stock to enhance reliability and availability.
  • Systematic movements of rolling stock and deployment of associated staff.
  • Depot procedural application.
  • Staff management including discipline, competence, welfare as appropriate.
  • Allocation of tasks to effect rolling stock maintenance to meet business needs.
  • Command of the depot out of hours with respect to all aspects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Appropriate electrical/mechanical engineering qualifications essential.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Report writing skills and a high level of literacy, numeric and I.T skills.
  • Technical and practical knowledge of relevant rolling stock highly desirable.
  • Understanding of safety legislation and quality procedures.
  • Spent at least 3 years in a rolling stock workshop or similar engineering environment with appropriate apprenticeship served being highly desirable.

Shift Pattern

Average of 42 hours per week.

Working on average 3.5 days a week. 4 shifts on 4 shifts off roster including days and nights.

07:00-19:00 and 19:00-07:00 to provide 24 hour cover.

Applicants requiring a visa must have at least 6 months remaining at the start of employment.

Please note this is 12 month fixed term contract initially but has the potential to be extended to 18 months.