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Production Cell Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Production Cell Manager
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Starting Salary: £36,525


About the role

Here at Babcock International we're looking to recruit a Production Cell Manager.

The Factory group’s primary objective is to deliver repair and overhaul shop Services to Devonport based ship and submarine projects, Fleet Time vessels and the wider Dockyard infrastructure.

You'll deliver this objective through high-class service to customers, continuous improvement driven by expertise, integrity, teamwork and creativity.

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and assist in the delivery of defence related projects.


Main Purpose of Role:
You'll head up the production cell and you'll be responsible for the management of a multi skilled team of industrial and non-industrial staff with overriding responsibility split across the Production Engineering Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering teams.

You will work closely with the production team, internal customers and external contractors within Devonport Royal Dockyard to ensure efficient delivery of the following.

• Safe and effective management of the production team consisting of first line managers, staff and facilities within the production cell to ensure the efficient and effective use of all group resources, to ensure production workloads meet stated requirements, including production plans and identification of trained labour and suitable production facilities.
• To ensure compliance with all Company H+S regulations and policies.
• To manage the delivery of the repair and overhaul process of production equipment survey reports, identifying & ordering additional materials, sub-contracts and labour requirements.
• To manage the delivery of repair processes iaw contract requirements, completion of quality documentation, with a focus on product safety.
• To manage the time and attendance and daily labour bookings of staff within the area.


What do I need to do the role?

You'll need proven leadership experience with a sound knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems, demonstrated experience within an engineering production/manufacturing environment. A passionate and driven individual who is looking to add value and grow within the leadership team.

Would also like you to have experience in the following areas:
• Knowledge of manufacturing principles, tools and techniques and an understanding of project management principles.
• Previous supervisory experience essential.
• Experience in wide range of marine equipment and repair processes.
• Experience of quality processes and documentation.
• Experience of continuous improvement activities.


What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.


Application Guidance

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


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Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.



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