Vacancy - Production Lead - Engineering - Princess Yachts

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Job Title: Production Lead - Engineering
Reports to: Production Manager
Salary: £30-32k pa
Hours of Work: 38hrs per week, Mon – Thurs 7.00am – 5.00pm

Main Purpose of Role

To manage production resources in an efficient, effective and safe manner to produce high quality products in compliance with the prevailing quality standards whilst meeting schedule requirements. Productivity, discipline, pace, cost, compliance and H&S are critical accountable success factors in the role.

Acting as an Ambassador for Princess Yachts, operating with integrity and drive appropriate to the Company’s values, to promote Princess as a market leader.



  • Ensure product is built to the current work instruction/drawing as required
  • Ensure all quality checks are completed in a timely manner and a right first time philosophy is rigorously adopted
  • Identify issues impeding productive efficiency and solve or report as soon as possible
  • Identify issues for improvement that will enhance efficiency or product integrity ie (Fit, Form or Finish) and solve in a timely manner
  • Liaise with OSC to ensure resource is provided for timely completion of snagging on finished boats
  • Ensure audits are carried out in a timely manner during build of boat and validated through the Red Boat File
  • Ensure all fitments / GRP and raw materials are respected at all times
  • Ensure snagging is carried out to the required standard and any highlighted yellow snags are countersigned to confirm quality assurance
  • Work closely with the Material Controller to ensure timely delivery of labour and materials
  • Monitor KPI’s and take corrective action as appropriate to ensure adherence to schedule, productivity and quality standards
  • Demand service from all support areas of the business - i.e. Development, Logistics, IT, HR and Manufacturing and Quality & Engineering etc

Line Management/Supervision:

  • Management of Production Team and other employees to ensure pace and quality standards are met
  • Ensure the workforce is appropriately skilled and are regularly reviewed for skill, effort and attitude. Where there is an issue coach and mentor the individual
  • Complete Personal Development Plans and agree training requirements for subordinates
  • Conduct disciplinary hearings and/or act as investigating officer as necessary
  • Work with ME’s and other resources to ensure the line is balanced and daily targets are met
  • Ensure operator discipline including bell to bell working, and that H&S protocols are adhered to at all times
  • Effectively manage overtime and ensure standards are met in line with regular working hours
  • Ensure adherence to Work Instructions/Drawings and where unclear seek guidance
  • Deputise for the Production Manager Fit-Out at times of absence or unavailability

Health & Safety:

  • Ensuring H&S compliance
  • Control distribution and allocation of PPE, consumables and tools
  • To support and participate in risk assessments as required and to support and raise Hazard Identification reports helping the reduction in accident levels.
  • Keep the workplace tidy and organised ensuring targeted 6S standards are met at all times
  • Manage consumables ensuring issues are controlled and wastage avoided

A reasonable amount of overtime is required to cover shifts/rotas as expected

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you may be required to undertake other duties appropriate to your role.


Productivity, Quality, Delivery and H&S Targets as determined by Senior Management including:

  • Right First Time achievement
  • Cost, quality and delivery
  • Schedule adherence
  • Overall line efficiency
  • Hazard Identifications
  • 2nd Issue control
  • Performance reviews
  • 6S score
  • Skills matrix
  • Overtime levels

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on this link to forward a completed application pack with a covering letter.


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