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Production Manager- Sheet Metal Fabrication

Ashut Engineers Ltd Nairobi



Direct report: Operations Manager 

Interface with: All departments

Supervises:Supervisors, Section Heads and Direct production teams

Job Purpose

Overall management of Production for designated sections for optimizing efficiency, accurate production planning to continuously achieve production fill rate of 95% and above



Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare production plans for all production activities as per customer orders.
  • Reviewing status of production plan execution to make any necessary adjustments.
  • Coordinating work-in-progress with proper work flow charts on the white boards allocated at different production departments and activities to ensure accurate quantities/qualities are produced.
  • Monitoring utilization of raw materials from estimation, requisition, and production ensuring that wastages are minimal if not fully eliminated.
  • Properly plan for on time production of standard/customized items such as filing cabinets to ensure minimum stock levels are always maintained and that customers do not suffer any short supplies.
  • Actively participating in new product design and development to ensure that customers always have access to ever changing product experience.
  • Ensuring the section heads/supervisors have made shift reports, handed over in a proper manner and reviewing department production reports as provided in various records.
  • Liaising with stores for status of materials availability and assist in seeing that the reordering level is on time as well as maintaining the purchase requisition process.
  • Coordinate all production activities within the department production floor with emphasis on production quantity, efficiency and quality.
  • Leading in brainstorming activities and inspiring staff to give innovative ideas with the aim of improving quality, productivity and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
  • Enforcing company policies and procedures to staff within department while ensuring communication is done effectively to staff on production floor.
  • Prepare and share such reports as may be required by management from time to time.
  • Any other duties as may be allocated by the management from time to time


People Management

  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
  • Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required.
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behavior expected of them.
  • Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within area of accountability
  • Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels.
  • Motivate and coach the team to operational success.
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems.
  • Review, implement and update company records e.g. training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments.
  • Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware


  • Support, comply and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures
  • Support encourage and develop team and take ownership for team cohesion
  • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
  • Anticipates and overcomes obstacles.
  • Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions
  • Embraces personal challenge.
  • Confident, rounded thinking
  • Is resilient, optimistic and open to change
  • Has an Adult: Adult, collaborative approach to others
  • A self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others
  • Focused and target driven with a positive, can-do attitude

Records to Maintain

  • Daily Production Report
  • Manpower details
  • Production Plans
  • Any other relevant reports as guided by management from time to time.

Bachelors Degree

  • A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Additional certificate in Welding and Fabrication will be an added advantage.

More Details on Experience

  • Over 6 years of experience in a busy sheet Metal Welding and Fabrication environment.
  • Previous work experience in a Similar/ related role.
  • Profound and on job understanding of all types of welding.
  • Previous work experience with ISO, KAIZEN, Lean and Six Sigma is an added advantage

More Details on Skills

  • Good leadership and man management skills
  • Computer Knowledge is a requirement.
  • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members
  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Good organizational and follow-up skills
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making

Terms And Conditions

All applications should be submitted by 12th December COB.

Interviews shall be conducted on a roll in basis