Production Manager

Hours: Full time 39 hours per week (Mon – Fri)

Salary: £43,000 – £50,000 + generous benefits package

Location: Lowestoft

About Starfrost

Over the last three decades, Starfrost have been supplying the global food industry with Spiral Freezers and IQF systems. Pioneers of cooling technology and experts in food processing, we work in partnership with each of our customers to build bespoke systems that are focused on high performance, reliability and innovation.  Starfrost are part of the Star Refrigeration Ltd group, the UK’s largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company, a privately owned business founded in 1970 with locations across the UK.

The Team

Leading the Manufacturing Team to ensure timely and efficient delivery to meet production schedule, working closely with the Projects/Project Support teams.

The Role

Responsible for the day-to-day management of the manufacturing department, organising, planning and managing production of custom engineered equipment within time and budget targets. Working to ISO 9001/45001 standards to ensure Quality & Health & Safety guidance is adhered to. Effective leadership of team to promote effective communication and cooperation within a strong team culture. The role is varied and challenging, suiting someone who is highly motivated and organised with strong communication skills.

Key Duties

The key duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage best use of resource to complete works in line with schedule and monitor efficiency within production process
  • Recruit, train and develop a motivated and skilled workshop team
  • Manage resource demands and develop capability through coaching and mentoring across teams
  • Support a strong team culture, embed effective communication and knowledge sharing across the team in line with company values
  • Promote a continuous improvement ethos in the technology, processes and systems used
  • Ensure best practice and compliance with health, safety and quality standards, taking action to prevent breaches and minimise risk
  • Effective communication and engagement in project reviews to ensure clarity of progress and priorities across the wider team
  • Liaise with other departments on manufacturing feedback to support design development and drive continuous improvement
  • Identify scope for product, process or operational improvement opportunities  

The Candidate:

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in a manufacturing/production management role, demonstration of managing engineering quality standards and supporting technical developments
  • Proven track record of delivering manufacturing programme on time and within budget
  • Strong engineering focus
  • Experience of team leadership and development
  • Solution oriented, strong problem-solving skills and focus on continuous improvement
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Good knowledge of Health and Safety legislation

An excellent remuneration package is available including:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Annual leave: 33 days, including bank holidays, enhanced with length of service
  • Pension: 8% non-contributory pension with option to make additional voluntary contributions;
  • Professional Development:  biannual reviews on development to encourage career growth,
  • Life Assurance: 6 x annual salary;
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 phoneline offering practical support and access to counsellors;
  • Star Share Ownership Scheme: option to become a company shareholder through pre-tax saving scheme

If you would like a new challenge and can demonstrate the necessary drive and ability to succeed then we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV and covering email/letter to

New Vacancy: Production Manager