Production Manager

Rotolok is a global market leader in rotary valves and valve technologies for the powder processing and bulk handling industries. We manufacture durable, reliable products which continue to deliver value for our customers throughout the product lifespan.

We invest in advanced machinery and seek out opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint, whilst our streamlined production flow allows us to deliver on-time.

We are proud to be a family business and work as a team so all our employees feel a sense of inclusion, support and belonging.

If you are customer focussed, solutions orientated and strive for excellence then you could be just what our business is looking for.

The Production Manager will be responsible for leading and developing the people and processes ensuring the achievement of manufacturing goals related to quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale.

Candidates will be required to have an Engineering/Manufacturing Degree or equivalent demonstrable experience.

Experience and knowledge of working with different materials of construction (cast iron/stainless steel/mild steel/aluminium) is essential along with knowledge and experience of supplying equipment and solutions to the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, power and energy sectors etc, and the expectations and standards required

If you have previously worked with materials handling equipment for dry loose bulk solids and powder materials (rotary valves and airlocks, diverters, slide and control valves), then this would be a great advantage.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of production management within a machine shop/fabrication/welding environment. Along with this you will need demonstrable experience of leading, motivating and developing a team.


  • Planning manufacturing activities for the timely execution of contracts
  • Overseeing manufacturing and production processes within a busy machining, fabrication, welding, and assembly environment
  • Assisting with ‘Quality’ and ‘Health & Safety’ implementation, including the establishment and implementation of safe systems of work, risk assessments and method statements related to all aspects of production activities
  • Monitoring all productivity levels and output standards and quality control requirements
  • Ensuring KPI’s are monitored, recorded, and reported to Leadership Team.
  • Providing advice to the Drawing Office team in the production of detail drawings, as required, together with pre-production checking
  • Maintaining and implementing of all the company’s procedures, good working practices and policies, including health and safety, environment, and ISO 9001:2015 quality requirements/expectations
  • Managing and coordinating the raising of bills of material and purchase requisitions for materials, parts, and equipment, whilst liaising closely with the Sales and Drawing Office Teams
  • Creating and executing daily, weekly, monthly, and annual production schedules
  • Proactively developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with and between all departments
  • Liaising with Sales Team to ensure client requirements are met and appropriate engineering specifications complied with
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and processes (eg. ATEX) in accordance with project requirements
  • Taking ownership and conformance of project specific Inspection and Test Plans (ITP), including production of technical documentation, as required
  • Analysing operational issues and development of new production processes and methods
  • Monitoring and implementing an equipment maintenance program in association with the maintenance team to ensure continued production.
  • Striving to reduce expenses and increase productivity across all product lines
  • Recruiting, supervising, motivating, and developing production staff. Keeping up to date on overall activities of the team, identifying problem areas and taking corrective actions.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication, verbal, and written skills, along with the ability to quickly establish effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

You will be a self-starter who focuses on generating opportunities and outcomes. Self-motivated with a desire to set high standards of work performance for yourself and your team.

Benefits of working for the Rotolok Group

  • Competitive salary (dependent on qualifications and experience)
  • Annual company pay review and individual merit award review
  • Overtime available to workshop hourly paid employees
  • Basic hours.
    Monday to Thursday – 08.30 to 17.00
    Friday – 08.30 to 13.00
  • Generous Bonus Scheme
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • 33 days annual leave (includes 8 days statutory bank holidays) plus our ‘Flexible Holiday Trading Scheme’
  • Life Assurance Scheme (after qualifying period)
  • Income Protection Plan (after qualifying period)
  • Employee Support and Perks Package
  • Free car parking
  • Investment in our employees through learning and development
  • Flexible and family friendly policies

We encourage early application as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if suitable candidates are found. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Simon Bates at Rotolok on (01884) 232232.

CLOSING DATE: 29 May 2024