+44 (0) 1580 891521

Location: Staplehurst, Kent

Salary: £28K – 30K, DOE

Hours: 40hrs, Monday to Friday

Contract: Full time, Permanent

About Us:

Our new factory unit is due to be completed this summer which means several new roles being available for the right applicants. Magnetic Shields Limited had an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our production team as Shift Supervisor.

We are leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke magnetically shielded rooms, and have an expanding customer base throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. With a full manufacturing facility in Staplehurst, Kent fully equipped with the latest technology we are able to provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our manufacturing processes, including heat treatment, are integrated in our production plant. 

As part of this exciting new chapter in Magnetic Shields progression we are currently looking for an experienced, Shift Supervisor to join the team and become part of our professional, industry leading company!

About the Role – Sheet Metal Supervisor:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for their own team, liaising with the Production Manager to assist in managing the order capacity, ensuring customer orders are produced to deadlines, whilst maintaining our high standards and quick turnaround of orders
  • You will also be involved hands-on working on fine limit manufactured products - bending, forming, finishing and fabricating metal in accordance with customer orders
  • Occasionally, you may also be involved in spot welding in the creation of bespoke MuMetal products, use of power guillotines and other power assisted manufacturing equipment
  • Your duties will include ensuring the parts you and the team are producing reflect the order and are created to a high standard. You must be proficient in working to fine limit engineering drawings
  • You may also be required to carry out training of team members and new starters, ensuring Health & Safety regulations and procedures are followed
  • The successful candidate must have a good understanding of pattern development and should be capable of hand finishing to a high standard.
  • Forming, bending and rolling in various gauges ranging from 0.35mm to 5mm.
  • First Aid, Fire Warden and keyholder responsibilities


Required Skills/Experience:

  • You must have a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience
  • You must have a working knowledge of fine limit sheet metal and be experienced in sheet metal processes including fabrication and sheet metal assemblies combining fabricated and machined components
  • You must be competent at general Sheet Metal duties including deburring, drilling and spot welding and capable of reading and working to engineering drawings
  • Experience of working within an ISO9001 quality system
  • Experience of working within Lean/6 Sigma working practices
  • TIG welding experience would also be beneficial although this is not essential

Desirable Skills:

 Ideally, we are looking for someone who has programmed, set and operated some of the following machines:

  • LVD CNC Press-brake
  • Power assisted Rollers
  • Power Guillotines
  • Qualified first aider and fire warden certification but not essential as training will be provided


Headcorn Road  |  Staplehurst  |  Tonbridge  |  Kent  |  TN12 0DS  |  UK

Tel : +44 (0) 1580 891521  Fax : +44 (0) 1580 893345

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