First Base Employment Limited

Specialist Welding and Fabrication business based close to Stroud are seeking a Workshop Manager to ensure the efficient and productive running of the workshop.

Initially the successful candidate will work and train alongside the current Workshop Manager for a handover period (time frames tbc).

The main aspects of the Workshop Manager role are as follows:

  • Ensure all welding operations carried out under their control are executed in a manner which meets the requirements of the customer
  • Understand technical drawings and plans in order to complete the project to the customer’s specification
  • Quoting for projects
  • Set up and operate machinery in the workshop
  • When necessary, liaise with the customer in a professional manner
  • Ensure that the Factory Control Processes are kept to at all times during manufacture, production and the day to day running of the workshop
  • Ensure that quality control and assurance are maintained and conform to ISO 9001:2015 processes
  • Ensure selection, suitability and control of materials and welding consumables
  • Ensure that timesheets and all paperwork are kept up to date and submitted to the office
  • Ensure conformity to the day to day health and safety of the workshop and seek advice if assistance is required
  • Maintain good housekeeping across the workshop and keep work area clean and tidy
  • Promoting whenever possible customers focus and ensuring that customers continuously receive a high-quality standard of goods and services. Any non- conformances should be reported to the Workshop Manager immediately
  • Ability to manage time- keep within the allocated hours assigned to jobs
  • Co-ordinating Good’s In/Out and stock control
  • To assist with deliveries and collections when required
  • To assist the Workshop Manager, Managing Director and other members of the team with other duties as and when required
  • To be the face of the company – ensure that work is carried out to a professional standard at all times, ensure that quality and the reputation of the Company is upheld at all times.


  • Solid Welding/fabrication background
  • To be a pro-active team player with good communication skills
  • Technical knowledge of welding/fabrication industry and standards

This is a permanent position with a salary between £25,000 – £31,000 dependent on skills and experience.

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