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Operations Supervisor (Engineering)

Job description

Our client is a leading supplier of confocal imaging solutions to the life sciences community worldwide. Due to company expansion they have a newly developed role for an Operations Supervisor (Engineer). 


The successful candidate will be responsible for the performance of a small team of scientists and engineers and will become a key member of the business.


Main Duties of the Role:

  • Purchasing of stock for each bespoke product
  • Liaising with suppliers; obtaining costs and chasing up deliveries
  • Keeping the system updated with stock purchased and in stock
  • Feedback to engineering on improvements to electrical, electronic, mechanical or optical design to minimise production time for all products
  • Update procedures where necessary to improve production time
  • Presenting ideas for system improvements, including cost proposals
  • Manage scheduling of production builds
  • Preparation and maintenance of production documentation

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Engineering knowledge is essential for this role, ideally in some form of qualification. However, qualified by experience is considered    
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure

Career Opportunities:

This position offers a potential springboard for different roles within the company. If the successful candidate demonstrates good technical, commercial or management potential, there may be opportunities to move on to different roles. This will depend on the ability and reliability demonstrated and appropriate openings within the company appearing.


Please note our client is a Migrant sponsor so we welcome all applications.

Due to the high volume of candidates responding to our adverts unfortunately we are not always able to provide individual feedback. If you don't hear from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We will however keep your details on file and you may be contacted about other opportunities in the future.


How to apply


Ref KES-V/4320-YZCT

Job title Operations Supervisor (Engineering)

Area Sunderland

Salary Negotiable

Hours of work Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

Permanent / Temporary Permanent