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GRADUATE PRODUCTION MANAGER required by CareerWise Recruitment for our aircraft painting client based in Shannon, Co. Clare. Our client is looking for a GRADUATE PRODUCTION MANAGER who is a motivated self-starter with the ability to report to senior management as well as being comfortable on the Production Floor, Project Management experience would be a real asset.

Role of this position

  • Support Production Manager to ensure all projects are managed in a consistent manner, ensuring project plan, milestones and targets are achieved.
  • Work with Production Manager and Team Leaders to progress the layover in line with the project plan and prioritise accordingly.
  • Ensure customer requirements and expectations are consistently met.
  • Engage with the organisation in a professional manner at all times and develop excellent, positive working relationships with customers, internal and external stakeholders to ensure targets are met.
  • Assist the Production Manager in managing and monitoring Production operational budgets, direct and indirect costs for optimum project and hangar performance.
  • Support the Production Manager in meeting and beating the Production hangar budget.
  • Take ownership of hangar standards and general upkeep on the floor to ensure the hangar is maintained to the required standards at all times.
  • Ensure Production employees are compliant with all safety and training requirements and that required standards are adhered to.
  • Be aware of relevant company policies and procedures and ensure the requirements they specify are documented/implemented in standard procedures and communicated to Team Leaders and Teams.
  • Ensure all required layover documentation is completed and stored in line with Company procedures.
  • Contribute with ideas to work processes in order to improve/optimise efficiency, quality and ground time.
  • Take an active role in the implementation of solutions for process improvements in all areas.
  • Support effective communications across the Production department and with other relevant departments. Support in leading and motivating the Production team to ensure high performance with a strong focus on problem solving and team work.
  • Provide strong, capable leadership and clear direction to all team members.
  • Support in the management and development of Production employees to maximize performance of individuals and respective teams to ensure targets for quality, costs and standards are achieved.
  • Work with the Production Management Team to manage the availability of labour against the project plan and to optimise labour across the hangars.
  • In collaboration with the Production Management Team, manage the delivery of ad hoc projects that have an impact on company targets and goals.
  • Deputise for the Production Manager and ensure a controlled and professional handover when required.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as required by the Senior VP Operations.


  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to prioritise effectively under pressure and manage situations as they evolve.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and the adaptability to be successful in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated delivery of results to meet company targets.
  • Proven ability to lead a team, set goals, meet milestones and develop individuals to achieve their potential.
  • 1 years' experience in a similar role
  • It is essential that candidates are available to travel to customer locations worldwide.

Please call Conor Twomey today for further information on 021 4297422 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

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