Head of Production - Shannon

  • Shannon
  • Accepting Candidates
  • Permanent
Date Added: Wednesday 17th January

Head of Production - Shannon
Arden White Aerospace and Aviation Recruitment are currently with a well-known company in the aviation industry that is currently seeking to recruit the Head of Production.

Position Overview: Head of Production - Shannon 
Job Purpose:
The role involves leading and developing teams, engaging stakeholders, maintaining excellence, providing leadership and support, promoting safety and compliance, driving operational efficiency, managing resources, and overseeing recruitment and calibration schedules.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drive the performance and continuous improvement efforts of the Production teams in Hangar 2, serving as the escalation point for all Production matters.
  • Build productive relationships with internal stakeholders and employees on all levels, ensuring effective collaboration.
  • Oversee that all aircraft and component maintenance adhere to clear work orders or signed contracts, maintaining company procedures and quality standards.
  • Ensure the competence of personnel engaged in base maintenance, line maintenance, and workshops through strategic training and development initiatives.
  • Provide leadership to the Production team, addressing performance management, development plans, recognition, and training needs in collaboration with HR & Training functions.
  • Enforce adherence to safety procedures, industry standards, and statutory requirements, promoting a secure and compliant working environment.
  • Drive continuous improvement in the quality, productivity, efficiency, management, and administration of Base and Line Maintenance activities.
  • Ensure the availability of sufficient competent personnel and resources to support base & occasional line maintenance activities.
  • Support the ongoing recruitment of competent personnel and oversee tooling and test equipment calibration schedules.
  • Be contactable out of hours for emergency-related activities.
Desirable Skills:
  • People-focused leadership style
  • Strategic thinker with proven relationship-building skills
  • Qualified B1 or B2 aircraft engineer with recognized management qualifications
  • Experience in continuous improvement, lean, or operational excellence
  • Strong organisational, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Commitment to teamwork, excellence, and our "Employee Orientated" culture

Package & Perks for the Head of Production role:
  • Competitive starting salary in the range or €95,000 - €100,000
  • Day shifts Monday to Friday
  • Pension scheme
  • Company sick pay after probation
Apply today as our client is urgently looking to fill this position and so it won’t be vacant for long!
We know engineering. We know aerospace. We know recruitment. And we know how a personal touch is recognised, appreciated, and remembered.
Arden White prides ourselves on the quality of service we are able to offer our clients and candidates alike. However, due to the unprecedented response of applications at the moment, please assume that if you have not been contacted by the team within 14 days your application has been unsuccessful due to the specific requirements of this position.
However, we will endeavour to contact you in due course to find out more about your requirements so we can assist on future positions.
Arden White is acting as a recruitment agency for this position.
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