Production Support Specialist

Southampton | Aviation

Hamble Aerostructures, part of the Aernnova group of companies, are a leading aerostructures organisation specialising in the design, manufacturing and services of aerostructures and components such as wings, empennages and fuselage sections
We are looking for a talented Production Support Specialist who is performance driven to join a growing global team which is highly committed to our customers.

Job Description
This is an exciting opportunity within the military department as a Production Support Specialist, reporting to the Senior Operations Manager. Although not a direct first line management role, you will be responsible for the day to day, tactical management of Departmental KPIs, Projects & Initiatives and cost out projects within the relevant department, working to maximise production in a safe working environment and to quality standards.

Role Specific
Will include but is not limited to:

  • Update and maintain the department KPIs
  • Identify trends against performance
  • Identify and implement both direct and indirect cost out opportunities within the department
  • Drive to completion of all active projects within the department
  • Lead all RCCA investigations across the department
  • Provide coaching for employees within department, and driving engagement and motivation in the teams
  • Develop action plans and set day to day direction for the team and solve problems within their areas
  • Eliminate waste in processes
  • Identify and produce effective measures to deal with bottlenecks and constraints that affect the plan
  • Identify improvements in the department visual management processes
  • Support and drive 'self-empowered' employees and teams
  • Promote and develop internal and external customer satisfaction and positive relationships with the support functions to ensure on-time delivery of projects
  • Ensure document control - controlled copy of shop documents (such as drawings and MPs)
  • Implementation of contingency plans when required (e.g. for machine breakdowns)


  • A recognised LEAN qualification (Six Sigma or equivalent)
  • An EHS qualification (NEBOSH or IOSH)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly at all levels within an organisation


  • Project Management (APMP or equivalent)
  • Experience in manufacturing processes
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Knowledge of the disciplines of manufacturing management such as production and inventory control, and standard cost systems
  • Prior experience with regulatory agencies and knowledge of the requirements is preferred

What you will get from Hamble Aerostructures
Code of Ethics expresses who Hamble Aerostructures are: A competitive and profitable company that conducts business in an ethical framework of commitment to employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, communities and institutions.

Hamble Aerostructures actively promotes environmental protection in their designs, considering the environmental impact throughout the product life cycle and through continuous improvement of its products and processes
Benefits of working for Hamble Aerostructures include:

  • 26-days holiday as standard (plus the ability to buy/sell holiday)
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • Life cover
  • Private medical health care (after 2-years of service)
  • Discounted Costco membership
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite gym and restaurant

Role is subject to security clearance.

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01/04/2023 16:57:00
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