Technical Manager - Sandvik Osprey, South Wales

Job description

Opportunity to join a dynamic business which achieves year on year double digit growth! Recently commissioned a multi- million-pound investment, which has increased capacity by 30%. The company is part of a global industrial group with advanced products and a world-leading market position. The Group has c47,000 employees and representation in 130 countries, with annual sales of c£8 billion. With companies located all over the world, the operation in Neath, South Wales is well-established and continues to enjoy strong demand for its products.

About the Technical Manager position

As the Technical Manager, you will manage a small team of process engineers and quality technicians to deliver a varied range of plant, process, product and quality improvement projects. You will play a key part in formulating the technical strategy in conjunction with operations, sales, customers and the wider group. Detailed responsibilities include: -

Shaping the Company’s strategy to maintain technical leadership and deliver safe and efficient growth through improved process performance and product quality.

Investigating processes with a view to maximising process yield and throughput, minimising losses, reducing costs and improving product quality.

Supporting the operations team with investigations into plant and process deficiencies and providing solutions as part of a team effort.

Identifying and implementing new technological developments to improve plant performance.

Initiating and managing external research projects to develop new products, enhance understanding of existing products and promote products to customers.

Responding to customer concerns and queries to resolve quality problems and drive continual improvement and maximum customer satisfaction.

Supporting the sales department by providing technical input for industry conferences.

About you and what you will need to be a successful Technical Manager

Should be educated to degree level within an engineering or scientific discipline.

Must have a proven track record of technical management within a complex manufacturing environment.

Excellent people and project management skills are required.

A background in lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and quality management is essential.

Ideally, the candidate will have experience in a metals based environment with knowledge of TS16949 or AS9100.

In return the technical manager will receive a salary of £47,500 – £55,000 dependant on experience, a bonus of up to 11%, 7% pension contribution, 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) and a relocation package if appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE: Any direct or third-party applications will be forwarded to Sigma Recruitment Ltd


£47,500 – £55,000 dependent on experience

Full/Part Time: 
Full Time

Recruiter information

Sandvik Osprey are a world-leading producer of gas atomized metal powders and Controlled Expansion Alloys. The Neath division enjoys year on year double digit growth and has recently benefited from a multi-million-pound investment which increased production capacity by 30%

How to apply for this post

Please forward applications to Rhys Williams T Sigma Recruitment: or phone 02920 100790 for an informal chat.

Sigma Recruitment are an award winning, results driven specialist recruitment consultancy based in Cardiff, South Wales. Established in 2005 – Sigma has recruited for some of the largest and most successful manufacturing companies in South Wales and the South West, including large blue-chip organisations and leading global brands. Our experienced consultants have a wealth of recruitment experience in manufacturing sectors including automotive, life science, aerospace, electronics, packaging, FMCG, power generation, plastics and many other manufacturing sectors.