Backshift Production Supervisor

Ref: Ste/942
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Manufacturing
Location: Westhill

Backshift Production Supervisor

The Stewart Milne Group is one of the UK’s leading home builders, concentrating on building quality residential homes and commercial builds for a range of customers including government bodies, private and public companies, local councils and private clients. We have a reputation for high quality and innovation with a market leading position based on our expertise, innovation, quality and our commitment to providing the best service to our customers. 

Our Timber Systems division is the leading provider of Timber Frame construction solution to the Private, Social / Affordable and Commercial / public works sectors. We operate throughout the United Kingdom and have two manufacturing plants, Witney Oxfordshire and Aberdeen Scotland, with regional offices in Glasgow and Manchester.

Reporting directly to the Manufacturing Manager, you will be a key member of the Manufacturing Team responsible for optimisation of the production facility. You will have the opportunity to use your people and general management skills to provide clear site direction to the main manufacturing operations.  This role would offer further opportunity for personal development in line with the company’s commitment to development of its people.

Backshift working hours; Monday to Thursday 4.30pm - 3.00am 


  • Deliver, through your team, the production plan with pre-agreed targets from the Manufacturing /Factory Manager:

    • Output levels
    • Quality
    • Health & Safety (including employee welfare)
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Budget

  • Report timeously to the Manufacturing/Factory Manager any risk of achieving (1) above with suggested solutions to mitigate each risk.
  • Maintain a safety focused culture across your department and ensure that management systems (ISO 9001; ISO 14001 and ISO 18001) are followed.
  • Ensure appropriate training needs for each team member is identify and training is delivered.
  • Plan and monitor team performance to ensure high availability for work to deliver performance, quality; health & safety; customer requirements and productivity to agreed target.
  • Optimise utilisation of production machinery and waste management to meet productivity, health & safety, quality; customer satisfaction and financial targets.
  • Identify elements within your areas of responsibility that could be improved.
  • Ensure effective operation of areas within your responsibility from material flow through manufacturing (sawing, auto lines, manual lines, sub assembly) of a quality product to being despatched on time in full.
  • Ensure employee resource and working patterns are matched in terms of skills and numbers to short and long term production plan.
  • Build effective working relationships with relevant departments, within and out with the factory to maximise delivery of (1).
  • Provide support and cover for the Manufacturing Manager, Logistics Manager & Material Control Manager.

Essential Technical Expertise

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of health, safety and environmental practices within a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrate ability for production & resource planning and productivity within a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of using ERP system
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (particularly spreadsheets)
  • Basic knowledge of lean manufacturing
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems in manufacturing environment

Salary and Benefits

Stewart Milne Group is proud to develop our employees, offering career development and promotion opportunities across the Group.

  • Competitive Salary including shift allowance
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff House Discount
  • Flexible Benefits Package

If this sounds like the right step for your career, please apply via link or email