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Workshop Operations Supervisor

Job reference:
Rochester, Kent
£36500 per annum
Job type:
General Manufacturing

Role: Workshop Operations Supervisor

Location: Rochester, Kent

Salary: £36,500 p/a

Overview / Duties:

  • An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Workshop Operations Supervisor to join our clients Team based in Rochester.
  • The Workshop Operations Supervisors are in place to manage the performance of the Workshop in accordance with the companies' policies and procedures and targets/KPIs for Compliance, Financial Performance and Service Delivery.
  • You will work to the instruction of the Manager to ensure that the highest standards; in terms of Legal Compliance, Financial Management and Service Delivery to the customer(s), are achieved within the workshop.
  • An integral part of the role is to ensure that you achieve a 95% "First Time MOT" Pass Rate for all vehicles/trailers, of all classes, prepared and presented for MOT by the Rochester workshop.
  • You will also be required to manage and monitor correct parts supply and allocation in association with your administration function, manage the correct application and control of oil, lubricants and consumables.
  • Maintaining and documenting the progression and development of all staff is another important aspect of the role, with particular emphasis on apprentices and their technical training, identifying training needs and equipment requirements to aid efficient working.
  • The role requires you to performance manage all direct reports with regular one-to-one and group meetings, clearly and realistically, setting individual and workshop team objectives.


  • To be successful in this role we would like candidates to have a GSCE education or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent technical experience, knowledge and qualifications, preferably in the waste management vehicle engineering sector, are considered crucial for this role.
  • A proven track record of progression with supervisory experience is also considered necessary.
  • Candidates should have their vocational license and have, or be prepared to study for, their IOSH certification.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation, presentation, training and coaching skills are also required to be successful in this role.

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.