First Line Manager


Job summary

Babcock International
£50,000 - £59,999
Building & Construction, Business Management
Aerospace / Avionics, Civil/Structural, Defence, Machine Tools, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Materials, Nuclear, Precision Engineering, Process, Rail
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: First Line Manager
Location: Rosyth, Scotland + Onsite
Compensation: £51,714 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56771

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and when you join us, you can play your part as a First Line Manager at our Rosyth site.

Our department consists of four teams that operate on a rotation to produce submarine components for ongoing projects commissioned for the American and British Navies. This ensures continuous quality production and timely delivery of the components, meeting the demands of both navel forces.

The role
As a First Line Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Using your developed leadership skills, you will oversee a team of 10 to 15 members, including welders and fabricators, ensuring that tasks are completed safely, on time, and with a quality output that meets operational standards and production schedules efficiently.

Day-to-day, you'll begin by receiving the handover from the previous production supervisor. Afterward, you'll strategize the shop floor approach for the shift, delegate tasks to your team, review the schedule and movements, and pinpoint areas where your team may need support. You will also:

  • Engage with team to communicate corporate expectations, provide coaching, and optimize performance.
  • Ensure adherence to method statements, risk assessments, and necessary documentation.
  • Keep documentation updated, including progress registers, accident reports, and disciplinary records.
  • Provide technical advice and encourage process improvement and adoption of new technologies.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement within operations.

This full-time role at Rosyth requires 39 hours per week, based onsite. The work pattern involves a 24/6 shift rotation, covering both day and night shifts. Occasional weekend overtime may be necessary, compensated with additional pay.

Essential experience of the First Line Manager

  • Strong leadership skills with experience leading teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety initiatives and a safety-focused mindset (IOSH training preferred).
  • Proven track record of delivering projects with a focus on quality.
  • Previous production experience, adept at working to schedules, meeting deadlines, and problem-solving.
  • Trade experience (e.g., welder or fabricator) preferred, but not required.

Qualifications for the First Line Manager

  • It's ideal to have one of the following: a degree, Higher National Diploma, Higher National Certificate or BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in engineering, or similar qualification, or experience.

We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience then we would like to hear from you.

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC).

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 19/04/2024


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