Production Manager

Closing Date: Wednesday 31st May 2023

Department: Operations

Full Time


Established in 2000, Turbine Surface Technologies is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Chromalloy, providing world class coatings technology solutions to state-of-the-art turbine components. At TST we recognise that people are at the heart of what we do and are an integral part of achieving our business goals. Our core values are key to our culture; operate safely, operate openly with customer focus, and operate with respect and integrity.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join TST as a Production Manager. We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking with fresh idea and imagination with the commercial ability to manage people as we are now experiencing a period of growth this role will join a team of Production Managers each responsible for their own cell.


Accountable for ensuring a safe, high performing business area which optimises its resources to deliver both internal and external customer expectations whilst operating in a demanding environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for a cell & the delivery of KPI performance across the score card for Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People.
  • Deliver capable manufacturing processes which delivers customer requirements for Quality, Cost, Delivery.
  • Accountable for defining and delivering cell continuous improvement plans and driving a Lean toolkit.
  • Main point of escalation for any cell issues
  • Accountable for people leadership of the cell team including effective deployment of people processes, communication and creating a high performing team.
  • Promoting a culture of Go-Look-See to support problem solving.  Focus upon identifying and addressing root cause and challenging inadequate solutions.  Coaching team members in effective problem-solving skills.

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrating the company values by Leading by example and challenging / taking action when they are not adhered too.
  • Leading and supporting cell & cross functional teams through coaching and flexing leadership style to suit
  • Understand the breadth of business KPIs and developing plans to meet these targets and improvement plans to deliver future business requirements.
  • Ability to deliver innovative processes, controls, or solutions to create a lean, responsive and predictable manufacturing operation.
  • Strong organisational, time and project management skills to ensure timely completion of projects and delivery of customer requirements.
  • Strong analytical skills with good understanding of Load and Capacity planning, production planning and inventory management.

Behaviours and Personal Attributes:


  • Leading by example and challenging/taking action when company values are not adhered too.  Promoting trust, openness, and respect for other colleagues.
  • Promoting expectations of a high performing team whilst being responsible for the actions of your team.
  • Developing team objectives which align to company goals, whilst creating a positive attitude in the team.
  • Developing others through coaching, mentoring, delegation and spotting talent and utilising talent management frameworks.
  • Creating an environment where teams and individuals have the opportunity to do their best with challenging targets and reviewing performance against those.
  • Recognises and rewards behaviours in line with company values, giving credit to contribution of others, as well as being able to take tough and sometimes unpopular decisions.
  • Ability to identify and manage a team’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Demonstrating empathy and understanding for team members, communicating appropriately, and creating a culture or caring, encouragement and support.
  • Reflects from both successes and failures and actively seeking and acting on feedback from colleagues.
  • Able to adapt approach to suit different people or situations and is respectful to different cultures or backgrounds.
  • Have a learning mindset, able to identify own strengths and weaknesses and develop self in both competency and behavioural skills.


  • Guiding and motivating teams to hit business goals or objectives, helping individuals to prioritise their work, and recognising when plans need to be adapted.
  • Identifying when not meeting required targets, identifying improvement actions, and ensuring standardisation is applied (wherever possible).
  • Leveraging capability or ideas across the team to best deliver results of KPIs or improvement plans.
  • Maintaining the focus on achieving results (e.g. KPIs) even during times of uncertainty or change.
  • Works & engages with Stakeholders/Customers expectations and can give clear and effective feedback.

Problem Solving:

  • Promoting a culture of Go-Look-See to support problem solving.
  • Focus upon identifying and addressing root causes and ensuring adequate solutions.
  • Able to analyse and evaluate data to implement appropriate actions or plans.
  • Helping teams to understand the business implications of actions and challenging when they may not align to business priorities whilst ensuring they make clear and timely decisions.
  • Stating your views clearly and confidently even in conflict situations.
  • Always advocating for good HSE, Quality and People policies.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary: £47,000 – £61,000

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week 7:00 – 15:30

You will also be part of the TST culture which offers:

  • Private health care scheme:
  • Mental health support- including free counselling sessions.
  • Dental; reimbursement of dental work from an annual allowance, option to pay to upgrade cover.
  • Free eye tests and reimbursement on glasses from annual allowance.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Enhanced Holiday entitlement related to length of service.
  • Free on- site parking with electric vehicle charging points.
  • Refer a friend reward scheme.
  • Day off work for your birthday.
  • Performance related bonus scheme.
  • Paid Professional Membership.
  • Opportunity for development and growth.
  • Life Assurance after 2 years of service.
  • TST Hub exclusive offer and benefits for all employees.

Diversity and Inclusion

Turbine Surface Technologies (TST) recognises that by building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

We believe employee diversity is an asset to our business.  People of different age groups, from different backgrounds, genders and cultures, with a range of experiences and capabilities, help us understand and serve our customers and reach our business objectives.

We recognise the need for our employees to possess the levels of skill and knowledge appropriate to the roles they perform in delivering the quality of service our clients expect. This approach and mutual respect creates a culture of co-operation and achievement that underpins the high quality of the services we offer.

Please note all candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, TST are currently unable to provide Visa sponsorship.

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