Motion Control Manufacturing Manager

Location: Ely

Salary: Competitive

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 08:00-16:30

(Flexibility to adapt working hours on average two days each week to ensure overlap with the early part of second shift)

Benefits: 25 days holiday, Contributed Pension Scheme, Group Life Cover, Private Health Care, Group Income Protection, ongoing internal development and training & more.

Kameo Recruitment are recruiting a Motion Control Manufacturing Manager to join our client’s manufacturing business based in Ely. This role focuses on product quality and overall operational excellence, suited to a critical thinker with a STEM background. This role combines leadership with functional responsibilities, so communication skills are key!

Duties & Responsibilities of Motion Control Manufacturing Manager


  • Communicate goals and objectives to team members
  • Set hiring strategies and ensure performance appraisals are carried out along with any training requirements
  • Develop strategies to promote adherence to company and industry best practice
  • Ensure team follows all health and safety guidelines and that H&S concerns are dealt with promptly
  • Conduct Return to Work interviews and invoke disciplinary actions when required
  • Responsible for the Health & Safety and Fire Marshall duties for your work area and your team


  • Work collaboratively with BU leader and Production Control Manager to ensure a best practice manufacturing and assembly operation that meets business and customer requirements
  • Ensure operational excellence in terms of People, Process, Product Quality
  • and Efficiency, with particular focus on Visual Controls, Health and Safety, and associated accountability processes
  • Daily review production and quality metrics such as MES build trends, RMAs,
  • production rejects, and failed outgoing inspections, and develop action plans
  • Work with shop floor leadership to establish up to date SOPs (including Leader Standard Work)
  • Conduct at least two Value Stream transformation projects annually
  • Work closely with Planners to ensure accurate route times, clear production targets communicated to the team leaders
  • Support the sales and technical support teams when customer issues arise and be the customer point of contact
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering group

Requirements for this role:

  • STEM related first degree (or equivalent), with proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead a team, with communication skills to effectively train, mentor and present new ideas
  • An appreciation of LEAN manufacturing techniques, quality improvement and associated people strategies required to drive and sustain change
  • A sound understanding of improvement techniques such as Value Stream and Process mapping and Visual Management systems
  • An understanding of MRP/ERP data systems as applied to production
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and finding root causes and solutions
  • Organised and able to manage multiple projects
  • A good understanding of the photonics market, competitor products and customer needs
  • Willing to travel to support customers and showcase products at trade shows
  • Flexibility to adapt working hours on average two days each week to ensure overlap with the early part of the second shift

If you would like to apply for this position please submit your CV. We will review and respond within 3 – 5 working days.

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