Workshop Foreman

Smiths Hire are the Northwest’s Largest Independent Equipment Hire Company, currently in a period of expansion across the business we now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Workshop Foreman at our busy Warrington depot.

We supply all types of customers in all types of business, specialising in many types of equipment, including; plant and machinery to the construction and industrial sectors. A large fleet of delivery vehicles are able to supply almost any type of equipment that is requested.

The main responsibilities of a Workshop Foreman are to:

  • Plan and allocate jobs to workshop staff on a daily basis.
  • Good understanding of plant maintenance schedules and test results.
  • Diagnose, repair and maintain the fleet of equipment.
  • Attend breakdowns when required.
  • Ordering of Parts and administration of the purchase order process ,receipting goods in accurately , labelling stock , storage and/or distribution to workshop jobs / staff.
  • Stock control of plant & parts – correct levels via periodic checks.
  • Actively develop team members, acting as a Role Model, identifying training needs and liaise with Depot Manager.
  • Monitoring and responding to communications (emails, phone calls) as required.
  • Deputise , underpin and support for all the Workshop duties in his absence.
  • Review weekly and monthly workshop workflow reports – reward performers and challenge underperformers.
  • Maintain and look to improve all Health and Safety standards for the depot.
  • Liaise with 3rd party suppliers to arrange calibration of equipment.

As a Workshop Foreman you must be:

  • Be able to prioritise workshop jobs too customer demands and seasons.
  • Customer centric.
  • Being calm under pressure.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Team building and leadership skills.
  • Great written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Driving Licence essential.

Working hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00am – 17:00pm and Saturday: 08:00am to 12:00pm on a rotational basis. Flexibility is required.

Company Benefits:

  • Salary: Depending on experience.
  • 25 Days plus statutory holidays (33 days in total).
  • An extra 2 days holiday after 5 year’s service.
  • Weekly pay.
  • Saturday hours paid at time and a half.
  • FREE tool hire for all employees – Excluding consumables and delivery.
  • Life insurance is provided at three times your annual salary.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Full uniform provided.
  • Discounted personal legal services.

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Please complete the form on the next page to apply for the position of Workshop Foreman.