Workshop supervisor Workshop foreperson, engineering workshop manager
Workshop supervisors oversee the day-to-day operations in an engineering workshop or production plant.
1. Entry requirementsYou’ll usually need experience and qualifications in mechanical or electrical engineering, welding, or manufacturing.
Qualifications in team leading, quality control or first line management would be useful but not essential.
2. Skills required
- organisational skills
- IT skills
- teamworking skills
3. What you'll do
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- planning work rotas
- setting production targets
- supervising production staff
- checking quality
- helping out in the workshop when required
- dealing with health and safety issues
- working with machinery maintenance technicians to solve problems
- writing management reports
- recruiting and training staff
Starter: £20,000 to £25,000
Experienced: £25,000 to £30,000
Highly Experienced: £30,000 to £35,000
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environmentYou’ll work up to 40 hours a week on a shift rota.
You’ll be based in a factory or engineering workshop.
6. Career path and progressionWith experience, you could become a workshop manager. You could also move into quality control or health and safety inspection.
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Last updated: 09 October 2018