Production Supervisor – Doncaster

We are currently searching for a Production Supervisor who will be based at Doncaster. This role is based in an office and manufacturing environment.

We are a fast-paced growing company with great opportunities. We offer entire end-to-end perimeter protection solutions for both permanent and mobile fencing.  We manufacture everything onsite to specification.  Our permanent fencing can be found on the perimeter of large corporations whilst mobile fencing is used at festivals and gigs.  We are a market leader with major ambitions for the UK market place.

In return our Production Supervisor Perks and benefits are

  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Heras Workplace Pension
  • Employee Assistance Program And Healthy Living App
  • Life Assurance
  • Parental Support
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Generous Employee Referral Scheme

Production Supervisor Overview

To manage the day to day running of the Doncaster Production team who are skilled in welding and fabricating, electrical, assemblers of steel work, gates and entrance control. The Production Supervisor’s role is to ensure that targets and deadlines are being met in line with customer requirements. The role also includes ensuring employees comply with health and safety requirements.

General Duties:

  • Support Operations Manager on projects
  • Establish priorities to ensure manufacturing team works most efficiently
  • Ensure all correct production processes are followed
  • Developing and implementing production policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all H&S procedures are adhered to
  • Ensure that quality standards are met within the production targets
  • Identify and implement improvements to ensure maximum efficiency is maintained
  • Generates and shares comprehensive and detailed reports about team performance, mission-related objectives and deadlines
  • Implementing recommended manufacturing cost reduction strategies
  • Check manufacturing equipment to ensure efficient workflow is maintained
  • Delegate tasks to meet production deadlines
  • Using the ERP system, Navision, for reporting and ensuring the system is kept up to date
  • Following plans that are prepared for workforce requirements prior to shifts commencing
  • Checking production output to specifications
  • Set and maintain standards at all times leading by example
  • Addressing production problems that arise

People Management Duties:

  • Creating an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture
  • Conducts team meetings to update members on best practices and continuing expectations
  • Setting clear daily, weekly and monthly team goals and objectives
  • Lead and manage the Production team, ensuring key tasks are prioritised so the production facilities runs smoothly
  • Motivating your team and encourage creativity
  • Listen to team members’ feedback and resolve any issues or conflicts
  • Suggest and organise team building activities
  • Carry out people management duties including employee relation situations
  • Recruit, hire and train new production workers to perform their duties
  • Identify training needs and provide coaching
  • Recognising high performance and reward accomplishments

 About you!


  • Wealth of experience of working within a supervisory role
  • Wealth of people management experience including employee relations (for example, investigations, disciplinary, grievances, absence management and performance management)
  • Experience in fabrication and welding to be able to provide coaching to your team
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Good at building working relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work and ways of working
  • Constructively and logically resolving situations
  • Extensive H&S knowledge of procedures
  • Good working level of ICT skills on applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Qualification in fabrication and welding
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Good organisation skills with the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Effective communication skills and collaborative
  • Leadership and influential skills
  • Self-motivated and results driven


  • Lean manufacturing qualification or
  • H&S qualification or
  • Sig Sigma qualification or
  • Degree in relevant field

About us

Starting in 1952 as a small family-owned fencing and gate company, Heras has grown into a leading European supplier, operating in 8 countries and employing over 350 people in the UK with a global headcount of more than 1100 expert team members.

We are committed to being a diverse international employer of choice by embracing diversity and attracting, rewarding, and developing exceptional talent.  We are extremely proud of the fact that over 50% of our UK workforce have been with us for more than 5 years.

If you would like to embark on a career with us and join the Heras family we would love to hear from you.