Sawmill Production Supervisor

1 March 2017

Isle of Man Government
Department: Environment, Food and Agriculture
Division: Forestry
Job title: Sawmill Production Supervisor
Permanent, 37 hours per week
Salary: Pay Band 8, £21,433 to £26,179 per annum
Job reference: DOEF-004990

We require a meticulous, well organised and enthusiastic person to join the Isle of Man Government’s Sawmill team as Production Supervisor. As Production Supervisor you will oversee all daily production operations and be the one to guarantee that processing and manufacturing remains a smooth and efficient process to deliver products of maximum quality in a profitable manner. You will possess relevant experience in a processing and production industry with excellent supervision and management skills.

We are looking for an experienced Production Supervisor to join the Department’s Sawmill team based in St Johns, Isle of Man, to oversee our production operations. You will guarantee that processing and manufacturing remains a smooth and efficient process by monitoring employees and organising the workflow. On offer is the chance to join an established Island-based Sawmill in a key leadership role with an opportunity to implement your knowledge and understanding to improve efficiencies and ensure KPI’s are met in a business that strives to provide the best possible service to its customers.

The main responsibilities will include; developing, implementing and monitoring Key Performance Indicators for all aspects of the production line, including the consistency of product quality, despatch and Health and Safety compliance. You will manage production plans, ensuring availability of equipment and components, regularly reviewing the performance of the wastage and yield targets, and taking action as necessary to ensure maximisation of efficiencies.

The post holder will have experience within a manufacturing and production industry ideally in a similar role. As Sawmill Production Supervisor you will be leading a team of production staff, you will be self-motivated, have good decision making skills, be able to take control of the production lines and take responsibility for the results of production and quality. Your ability to delegate tasks, problem solve effectively and work well under pressure are all vital elements of this role.

Please note a full driving licence is required for this post. Appointment may be subject to a work permit.

The Isle of Man is a self-governing dependency within the British Isles. The post holder will enjoy the benefits of low income tax and a low crime rate. Other advantages include good sea and air links, excellent quality of individual and family life, superb scenery and excellent leisure facilities.

The Isle of Man is surrounded by beautiful beaches and enjoys a mild maritime climate. Situated between Ireland and England it is 40 minutes’ flying time from London and has transportation links to other major UK cities. There are ferry services to Liverpool, Heysham, Belfast and Dublin.

More details of the duties of the post can be obtained from Jason Bolt on 01624 686598 or by email at

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An online application, job description and DEFA Sawmill Information booklet can be obtained from:
Reference DOEF-004990

If you have difficulties applying online, please contact the Employment Services Team on 01624 686300, or by email at

The closing date for applications is 26 March 2017.