Kongsberg Automotive provides world class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of about EUR 1.0 billion and 10.000 employees in 18 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Switzerland and has 30 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, couplings and fluid assemblies, as well as driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Shift Manager

We are looking for a highly motivated and driven individual to fill this challenging role.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To schedule production equipment on a weekly and daily basis in order to meet customer orders and due dates    
  • To gather key process data and review performance with the supervisors/ team leaders on a daily basis
  • To ensure that relevant health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to
  • To ensure that quality procedures, job instructions and process flows are being followed by the production employees and to assist in continuous improvement activities.
  • To ensure that the grading scheme is completed in 6 monthly intervals for unit 1
  • To make efficient use of resources as appropriate and to re-deploy operatives & resources as required
  • To ensure that discipline is maintained by the supervisors, team leaders and operators in unit 1
  • To ensure that training plans are being followed and organise 'on the job' training for operators
  • To ensure that 5S standards are maintained, and disciplined problems solving techniques are being applied to lean manufacturing initiatives
  • To ensure that return to work interviews and absence management policies are being carried out
  • To ensure that relevant information is handed over to the next shift
  • Any other duties within capability                                                                                                            

Competence Profile

  • Health and safety knowledge & experience
  • 5S & Lean manufacturing training            
  • Problem solving techniques & skills
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Intermediate Ms Word, Excel & Outlook skills

Health & Safety Responsibilities

Demonstrate a personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment by following:-

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act, along with all statutory health, safety and environmental regulations.
  • Kongsberg Automotive Corporate health, safety and environmental policy.
  • FTS Normanton facility based health, safety and environmental policy and related procedures.


You will work 40 hours per week on a rotating shift pattern; Days (5.45 to 13.45) / Nights (21.45 to 5.45) / Afters (13.45 to 21.45).  Some flexibility in shift working may be required to meet the changing demands of our customer.

Application Process:

An up to date copy of your CV and a covering letter is required detailing why you have applied for this position and why you would be a suitable candidate.  All applications must be submitted to Helen Lamb – HR Advisor prior to the deadline date below. Any applications received following this date will not be accepted.

Location: Fluid Transfer Division, Normanton, West Yorkshire

Application deadline: Wednesday 25th October

Region: England
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Location: Normanton
Contacts: Helen Lamb