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Head of Production

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    Engineering, Maintenance, Mechanical

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  • Salary:

    €80000 - €120000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel Warby

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    +44 (0)121 796 1888

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  • Published:

    7 days ago

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Job Title: Head of Production

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: DOE however €80K - €120K

Location: Galway, Ireland (relocation support & visa sponsorship available)

Premier Engineering has engaged with a key client and a very exciting, fast paced and rapidly growing manufacturer and integrator of electrification systems. A specialist in design and development of new battery technology for various applications. Due to growth and expansion of the business a key opportunity has been established for Head of Production to join on a permanent basis.

We are searching for an engineer/leader who is passionate, who is innovative and has great ideas they wish to share.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Head of Production to assume responsibility for site Operations. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with the right skillset.


Hopefully by now you’ve been on our website and are familiar with our product. We are designing and producing our battery systems in-house, from plastic brackets and metal sheet fabrication, through automotive grade software, to 1.5t battery packs. We are looking for someone to lead this effort.

You will need to:

  • Oversee the design, delivery and commissioning of the manufacturing line.
  • Build a team.
  • Define processes and procedures and run the operations.
  • You will have to go from an empty shell building to a state-of-the-art production facility in less than 12-months, and reach an annual single-shift production run-rate of 2000 packs per year within 18-months.
We are one of the most advanced battery manufacturers in the world. You will be expected to bring one of the most sophisticated operations in the world to the business and likely have a background in automotive, aerospace or defence applications.

Most importantly, you must have an answer to these three questions:
  1. How would you build and run a state-of-the-art Operations/Manufacturing site?
  2. What team do you need around you to deliver quality on time?
  3. How much time do you need to get operational?
Are you up for the challenge? 

  • Ensure adherence to Quality and EH&S policy & procedures.
  • Define and implement standard operating procedures.
  • Hire, manage, coach and mentor production staff across all shifts.
  • Oversee the day-to-day manufacturing operations.
  • Develop and maintain a budget for production operations.
  • Plan and execute cross-departmental projects.
  • Drive adoption of 5S, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • 8+ years of operational and manufacturing leadership experience within Automotive, Aerospace, Defence or similar industry.
  • Successfully implemented Manufacturing & Quality standards – ISO 16949, ISO 9001, Six Sigma.
  • Extensive project management experience.
  • Knowledge of, and certification in 5S, lean manufacturing, or Six Sigma principles preferred.
  • Proficient with MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project).
  • Suitable driving licence
Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby for further information and apply!