Workshop Manager - Sydney

Monica Clare Recruitment

Job Description

Based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, this highly innovative business who specialises in structural steel fabrication and metalwork, is seeking a Workshop Manager to join their team.
To be considered for this opportunity you will need to be a proactive leader, who takes ownership, accountability and pride in operating a highly productive workshop.  
Additionally, you will have the ability to build strong rapport and respect with your team, whilst also having a track record in proactively managing workflows and competing deadlines.
Key tasks & responsibilities:
  • Production planning of all projects and tasks through the available resources across the whole factory.
  • Working to a planned schedule through all stages of their manufacturing process, meeting client commitments.
  • Manage skills and allocate staff to maintain optimum level of production including short-term staffing requirements.
  • Supporting trades with technical knowledge and quality assurance checks to meet their high level of standards.
  • Communication on every level of the business, from conveying projects to workshop operations to in depth reporting to the Project Manager, Commercial Manager and Managing Director.
  • Projecting costing and timelines, with an ability to address any discrepancies in either areas.
  • Work alongside team members and spotting areas where improvement and training can better improve the productivity and the safety of workshop environment.
  • Manage the routine maintenance plan for all equipment and plant.
  • Maintain high level of safety standards and housekeeping.
  • Continuously improve the operation and functionality of the factory.
Qualifications & experience required:
  • Proven leadership skills with a track record that reflects the ability to maintain and grow teams resulting in a highly collaborative and positive workplace culture.
  • Proven skills at resolving problems independently and improving outcomes for all stakeholders.
  • 10 years' + proven successful experience in similar Workshop Management position.
  • Experience in managing CNC machinery (Beamline and Plasma table).
  • Qualification in the fabrication trade or industry.
  • Strong knowledge of AS1554 and other welding processes.
  • Welding Inspector qualifications an advantage.
  • Strong structural steel fabrication background.
  • Ability to work from drawings, sketches, oral and written instructions.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Environmental, Quality & OHS Management Systems.
  • Intermediate capability on Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel and BIM 3D Models.


  • Employment in a highly desirable location to live.
  • Permanent full-time role with competitive salary package.
  • ISO Certified business to 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environment) & 45001 (Safety).
  • Ongoing training and development.
  • Cutting edge vertically integrated business with latest CNC machinery and technology.
  • Excellent team culture and full management support.
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