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Machine Shop Manager

PWR - Ormeau, QLD

Trades & Services
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PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, an Australian owned company, is a global market leader in the design and manufacture of advanced cooling solutions. As a worldwide leader in cooling technologies, PWR supplies high profile race teams in Formula 1, NASCAR, Supercars, WRC, DTM, Moto GP and LMP among others. PWR also has a strong presence in the automotive aftermarket and is continually growing OE business activities with high-end and prestigious customers, complimented with accelerating growth in Defence and Aerospace as a highly capable Advanced Manufacturing facility.

Job Description

Exponential growth and restructuring at PWR has created an exciting career opportunity for an experienced hands-on CNC Workshop Manager to lead and mentor a team of both tradesman and apprentices in their daily operations. The role will also assist with the scheduled workflow, qualify materials and tooling across 20 CNC machines in a streamlined and cost-effective manner, to lead all cell supervisors and staff in quality and training. Our state-of-the-art machine shop comprises both Mazak and Haas machining centres with 5 axis capabilities and we currently operate 6 palletised Mazak Variaxis machines for 24/7 “lights out” automated production. We are keen to hear from experienced Machine Shop Managers who can bring existing skills in organising a dynamic working environment that can prioritise in a very fast-moving environment and wish to be part of a winning team in a rapidly growing company.

Leadership/ Management

  • Effectively lead Machine Shop personnel to encourage best working practices;
  • Develop and encourage a positive team environment;
  • Implement positive personnel development plans in conjunction with HR;
  • Manage all aspects of the Machine Shop to a standard of excellence.

Personnel recruitment, learning and development

  • In conjunction with Human Resources participate in the recruitment process for personnel and ensure the development and implementation of professional development plans;
  • Provide adequate training and support for apprentices and trainees; and
  • Facilitate continuous learning, upskilling and support to all department personnel.


  • Working with existing scheduling staff to ensure appropriate work flow on/off machines aligns with internal targets, as well as managing programming schedules to meet machine schedules.

Cost Control

  • Develop, implement and manage cost control initiatives within all aspects of the department i.e materials, tooling, personnel rostering, equipment and resources.

Please include a detailed Cover Letter in your application, telling us about yourself and why you are interested in a career with PWR.

Desired Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in leading a team in a CNC machine shop environment.
  • High Level Management Skills
  • Be results focused
  • Experience from a precision, aerospace or defence background would be highly desirable
  • Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Highly effective decision making and collaboration skills
  • A team player
  • A "Can Do" attitude
  • Good English communication skills

Remuneration package will be discussed with the successful applicant depending on the individuals existing experience, qualifications or skills.