Engineering/Mechanical Foreman

Ref No. BHN520603
Location Lowestoft, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


An opportunity has arisen for an Engineering/Mechanical Foreman, based in Lowestoft


Engineering/Mechanical Foreman

The Job

Purpose of Job:

The Engineering/Mechanical Foreman is responsible for co-ordinating and supervising the work of production staff, ensuring that all work is delivered safely on time and within budget along with managing equipment and materials required. This involves ensuring all Company and legal regulations are implemented, that all required documentation is completed as necessary and recording daily work on site.

Principle Duties:

Supervise and monitor the work undertaken by production staff, ensuring the required quality and safety standards are met whilst ensuring good time keeping and conduct of staff.

To understand and monitor the hours, materials, consumables and equipment quoted on a job in order to complete the work on time and on budget.

Conduct regular progress reporting on the completion of projects to the General Manager, especially if there is a problem which may have an impact on the cost or completion of the project.

To monitor levels of, and carry out the purchasing of consumables, plant and materials to support the General Manager such that a job or site does not run out of such items.

Ensure standards of good housekeeping are achieved in all work areas, including workshops, stores, vehicles and at on site locations.

To travel to sites/customers to survey work and assist in the quotation process of any project deemed as required.

To ensure each job has the relevant RAMS before working starts, and that these are read and understood by the team and safe working procedures are applied to all jobs, including Take 5 paperwork and permits to work.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all employees must be flexible in their approach and undertake other duties that are commensurate with the post holder's level, wherever they may be, to achieve the objectives of the Company.

Qualifications/experience required:

Good communication skills including spoken and written English and must be able to communicate sensitively, politely and clearly with staff, managers and suppliers.

Must have experience in Ship Repair / Ship Building

Be prepared and confident to travel, as required, for the overall gain of the business

Full UK driving licence

Must have good demonstrable organisational skills

Must be able to interpret technical drawings, schematic parts manuals and diagrams and associated technical data & specifications.

Must have relevant experience in the supervision of personnel to include the monitoring of work output & quality

Must be able to work as part of a team and be able to motivate staff.

Salary - Dependant on experience


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