Senior Manufacturing Operations Manager


AJ Engineering

Established in 1999 by Alan James, AJ Engineering & Construction Services is a growing, dynamic and innovative fabrication, engineering, and construction services company, dedicated to delivering high-quality solutions to its clients.

The business provides a wide spectrum of engineering services ranging from steel fabrication and CNC machining to cladding and civil engineering, with a highly experienced team servicing clients within sectors such as rail, renewables, nuclear, water, construction, marine and many more, from its base in Forres, Moray.

The Opportunity

AJ Engineering is in an exciting phase in its growth and expansion and as such is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced Senior Manufacturing Operations Manager to join and lead key activity with regards to Manufacturing, Project Support and Drawing Office activity.


This is a newly created role and the individual will play a pivotal role in overseeing and optimizing manufacturing processes, ensuring the smooth and efficient execution of projects from inception to completion of work prior to site installation. This individual will work closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategies that drive productivity, profitability, and overall business growth.


In particular they will;

  • Oversee and direct daily workshop operations including production and manufacturing, maintenance, safety, regulatory compliance and distribution.
  • Assume responsibility for ensuring that all works from contract award to fabricated, coated (shotblasted, painted or galvanized) product are ready to be shipped on time, to budget and to the required quality standards. This includes the CNC workshop.
  • Manage the procurement of materials necessary for manufacture.
  • Assume responsibility for ensuring activities within the workshop are carried out safely.
  • Manage the recruitment and development of workshop personnel.
  • Maintain quality documentation related to all manufacturing process.

Candidate Requirements

First and foremost we are seeking to appoint someone with the right character attributes to thrive in a dynamic business and someone who is seeking an opportunity to progress and develop within a senior management / leadership role.


They will have the positivity, proactivity and approach to fit into a close knit and collaborative

business environment and will;

  • Be a self-starter, with natural enthusiasm and an ability to motivate themselves and others around them
  • Work effectively in a team and have the ability to flex between management and operational requirements with the ability to ‘roll the sleeves up’ when needed in an intensive manufacturing role
  • Be motivated and driven by customer service and business advancement
  • Be excited by the balance of career development and lifestyle on offer at Forres in Moray


With character and fit key, we will consider candidates from a variety of mechanical / civil engineering backgrounds which may include those from fabrication and structural engineering, as well as broader process engineering, construction, energy and precision engineering for example.

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How to apply?

For more information, or an informal initial discussion, please contact Jamie Brown on 0131 539 7087

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