WORKSHOP
PRODUCTION MANAGER

We are looking for a skilled and energetic person to manage our stage and art installation build workshop. You will lead a small dynamic team of designers, metal fabricators and LED & video techs to create spectacular stages and art installations that appear across the UK and internationally.

ROLE

You must be a confident leader, comfortable managing a team, mentoring other staff and able to adapt and react to changing circumstances with a calm and considered approach. The workshop manager will sit at the heart of our design studio and is a core member of the small team of directors, project managers and skilled makers. This is a great opportunity for the right person to join a tight-knit, friendly and passionate team that thrives on a challenge. Challenging briefs and boundary pushing designs will stretch and expand your knowledge and contacts and make this role interesting and fulfilling. 

  • Start date: 7th March (or as soon as possible after this date)
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary: competitive, and dependent on experience
  • Based at Lucid’s workshop near Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Occasional travel and work on site within the UK and internationally 
  • Our standard workshop hours are Mon – Fri 0800 – 1800. 

TO APPLY >> please apply via the link below by 25th Feb 2022, you must include a CV & covering letter 

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FOR MORE INFO >> or to arrange a chat, please email helen@lucidcreates.co.uk

 

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing a team of skilled fabricators
  • Manage overall logistics and operational processes of projects in the workshop whilst maintaining an efficient workflow in line with budget and specs
  • Liaising with project managers in terms of crewing, loading schedules and packing
  • Make sure that all Health & Safety requirements are adhered to, ensuring safety of all persons in the workshop
  • Regular liaison with the Senior Management Team, reporting on project fabrication progress and risks to schedule
  • Support the build team in the delivery of major stage & art construction projects
  • Lead by example, providing support and guidance to the workshop team 
  • Manage multiple project requirements, workshop scheduling and priorities 
  • Ordering and ensuring the smooth supply of materials
  • Working with project managers to manage workflow and design details
  • Consulting with project managers to check and approve construction methods, schedule and resource workshop build processes
  • Keep up to date with new products, materials and processes
  • Managing returning projects, hires, recycling and disposal
  • Managing quality control 
  • Maintaining a tidy & organised working environment
  • The role is hands on and you will lead others by example
  • Keep up to date with new products, materials and processes
  • Contribute to company objectives in developing more sustainable practises

KNOWLEDGE

  • Min 4 years relevant experience of temporary installation construction project management and methods within related sectors (ie stage, art)
  • You will have worked for a major staging / temporary structure / construction or scenic build company or comparable organisation in a leadership role
  • A solid background in multidisciplinary fabrication and be adept at interpreting working drawings and briefs
  • An understanding of a wide range of relevant safety processes throughout project design and installation. 
  • Trucking logistics & loading experience
  • A solid knowledge of the fabrication & construction of temporary structures or a transferable skillset
  • Understanding of H&S requirements for a workshop environment
  • Good knowledge of sustainable material sourcing and advising on the best methods of production to achieve overall business sustainability aims

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Ability to work to deadlines, manage own time independently and prioritise work on multiple projects. understanding of fabrication with metals, wood, plastics and variety of finishes
  • Comfortable managing and scheduling resources
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent communication to manage a growing team of people with varying skill sets & abilities
  • Ability to prioritise workflow and completion dates
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Own transport essential as our workshop is based on a farm and is ten mins drive from Sittingbourne station
  • Competent using Google Docs,  MS Word and MS Excel
  • An understanding of a wide range of relevant safety processes throughout project design and installation
  • FLT & tele licence

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Ability to use drawing and CNC software or willingness to train
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Coding
  • H&S Training

​​QUALIFICATIONS

A general education to include 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including Maths and English), or an equivalent educational qualification, or relevant experience - Apprentice trained, or time served fabrication experience

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Positive attitude to work
  • A strong, empathic leadership style
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised and able to work flexibly, under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Drive, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours, particularly during busy periods of the year
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training as appropriate
  • Enthusiasm to support other areas of the department as required
  • Willingness to adopt new ways of working and to make improvements
  • Good eye for detail and be able to produce high quality work consistently
  • Must be practically minded to find solutions to problems

ABOUT LUCID CREATES

Lucid Creates is a design & fabrication studio that specialises in large scale creative structures with integrated tech for events across the world. We create award-winning structures and spaces that result in powerful individual and communal experiences. From our workshop in rural Kent, we work with a multitude of materials and tech to design and build installations for spaces from Glastonbury to Ibiza and everywhere in between.

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