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United Technologies Corporation Production Manager in Havant, United Kingdom

Job ID: 473218

City: Havant

State: England

Country: United Kingdom

Category: Operations Management

Job Type:


Production Manager Wessex Advanced Switching Products (WASP), a wholly owned subsidary of Collins Aerospace, is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and we currently have some exciting positions available based at our Havant facility including, Production Manager.

Position title:

Production Manager



Working hours:


Reports to:

Operations Manager



Job Purpose:

  • To be responsible for the daily running and planning of the Production department at WASP in a manner that conforms to company’s policies and procedures, Health & Safety, and Environmental legislation to ensure all company targets are met.


  • To manage the daily running of the workload and the Production teams in conjunction with Production Planning to ensure OTD is met and all KPI’s are managed and targets met.

  • Provide support to all production activities of new and existing WASP products within agreed timescales and to acceptable customer satisfaction.

  • Interface with all WASP departments to ensure the smooth delivery of all new and existing products throughout the products life cycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Production teams on a daily basis including 1to1 appraisals.

  • Manage the Team Leader/ and the internal Production Supervisor to ensure effective OTD of the internal supply chain.

  • Manage the production schedule Excel spread sheets and Capacity Plans to provide updates as required and at production meetings.

  • Ensure the customer portals are updated on a daily basis.

  • Run the daily and weekly production meetings.

  • Liaise with the Purchasing and Stores departments to ensure all production shortages and Kits are delivered and are fully available to the department to ensure production will commence as required.

  • Liaise with the Sales team to insure the customers are updated on the delivery status of all products

  • Liaise with the Despatch team to ensure all products ship when required.

  • Provide the support as required to other production areas to enable the effective and efficient delivery of customer products.

  • Identify, Introduce and maintain appropriate Lean Manufacturing techniques where appropriate.

  • Communicate any problems or obstacles to the Operations Manager.

  • Identify Improvements to process and procedures

  • Be involved and Lead Business Improvement Project teams

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience managing teams within a production environment with strong motivational skills.

  • Able to balance conflicting output requirements under pressure to consistently achieve results.

  • Flexible approach to changing priorities, calm under pressure, shows commitment, honesty, integrity and discretion, shows strong leadership traits.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and instructions is essential.

  • The company is moving towards a paperless working environment therefore good PC skills are essential as you will access all engineering documentation via PC at your workstation.

  • At least 5 years in a production environment where similar type of work is undertaken i.e. small batch volume, low to medium value but high in mix of product typically 200 - 300 per month

  • Good communications and numerical skills (written and verbal).

  • Attention to detail; Problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of relevant engineering and manufacturing techniques including IPC soldering standards, static sensitive devices etc.

  • Knowledge and awareness of ISO9001 and AS9100D standards

  • Management skills to develop a reactive workforce where On Time Delivery and Quality are to the fore.

  • Keep up to date with current and developing trends in the manufacturing industry.

  • Provide motivation, support and guidance to all employees.


  • Preferably 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing / Warehouse operations.

  • Preferably 2+ years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.

  • Professional Leadership and Management Qualifications

  • I.T literate to an adequate level in the use of Microsoft Office and ERP systems.

  • A willingness to undertake further related training.

Your personal data is collected and process by Collins Aerospace Inc., WASP (the "company") for recruitment purposes only. The Company will transfer your personal data to its ultimate parent company Rockwell Collins Inc., in the United States of America for HR management purposes, in accordance with standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission. You have the right to access your personal data, to rectify it if necessary and to object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal data, by calling 023 9245 7000. You are providing your personal data to the Company voluntarily.


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