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Manufacturing supervisor

Manufacturing supervisors keep production lines running smoothly and manage staff.

Potential salary

£18,000 to £35,000

Employment by 2024

-7.34%

Working hours

41 to 43 a week

  • leadership skills
  • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • planning staff shift rotas
  • reporting machinery breakdowns
  • stock control and ordering supplies
  • making sure your team meets its production targets
  • carrying out quality control checks and writing reports
  • updating paperwork like holiday requests and sick leave
  • organising staff training

You may need to wear protective clothing.

You could work in an office or in a factory.

With experience you could move into quality control, production planning and management or research and development.

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