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Fabrication Shop Manager

We are looking for a Fabrication Shop Manager for a well-established, specialist engineering company based near Rochdale.

The salary for this role is up to £35k per annum, (although may be flexible on this DOE), and hours will be 37 per week, Monday – Friday, with a half day on a Friday.

The purpose of this role is to provide support and workflow management in the fabrication shop.

Work is generally workshop based although there will be some office duties, as such the successful candidate must be IT literate. In addition, infrequent visits to local suppliers and service providers may be required.


Main Duties:


  • Coordinate, plan and review with the other Managers and Directors the initiation, progress and inspection of manufactured equipment and the day to day running of the
  • Management responsibility of a small team of welder/fabricators. To include performance, training and recruitment as well as attendance, discipline and development.
  • Oversee, plan, organise, co-ordinate activities associated with the production manufacturing and

testing of fabricated equipment through to despatch.

  • Preparation of parts lists, work orders and risk
  • Procurement, expediting and liaison with sub-contractors.
  • Inspection of equipment both in-house and at
  • Preparation of QA Data Books for fabricated equipment.
  • Preparation of quotations for fabricated equipment and external sales as
  • Ensuring QA Systems are adhered
  • Upkeep and maintaining Welder Qualification
  • Assisting with Health & Safety and Environmental
  • Stock
  • Evaluation and training requirements of subordinates, including conducting



Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:


  • Working to engineering standards within medium and heavy fabricated structures.
  • City & Guilds or equivalent qualified.
  • Ability to read and review technical drawings
  • Customer focus and ability to forge and build relationships
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Experience of managing a team and their overall performance


Please be advised that due to the nature of the business (and end clients), the successful candidate will be required to undertake initial mandatory drug screening and also pass national security vetting.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: Immediate Start
  • Areas: Rochdale
  • Sectors: Manufacturing & Engineering
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