Workshop Manager

Oil States MCS Limited, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

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Oil States MCS Limited provides specialist services to the offshore Oil and Gas industry. Remotely operated underwater equipment is designed, built and tested at our Barrow facility prior to operation in the North Sea and other locations worldwide during the installation and decommissioning of offshore structures.

Due to the continued growth of the company, we are looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to fill the following vacancies:




We are seeking a Workshop Manager who shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations within the workshop and yard areas of the business. The position not only requires personnel management but the control of maintenance, build and testing activities of the company’s products. The nature of the business requires that efficient production schedules are prepared, agreed and maintained in order to meet client requirements.Key Responsibilities:

• Supervision of Workshop activities and delegation of responsibilities where necessary to Team Leaders.
• Evaluates the competency of Workshop Technicians for Workshop and Offshore operations.

• Commitment to the development and implementation of the QMS and continually improving its effectiveness.

• Control and management of QA documentation associated with Workshop activities in accordance with the Company QA system.

• Control and management of HSE documentation associated with Workshop activities in accordance with the Company HSE policy. To ensure so far as is

reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of the team.

• Ensuring all Workshop related lifting equipment and hydraulic/pneumatic pressure systems hold valid test certificates.

• Maintaining services records for the Workshop crane, vehicles and plant.

• To evaluate the level of operations required for meeting project mobilisation schedules and adjusting resources accordingly.

• Review processes and procedures with a view to reducing equipment preparation times and costs and increasing the efficiency of the Workshop operations.

• Produce weekly status report on work in progress.

• Prepare justification reports for capital expenditure on additional or replacement Workshop equipment as required.

• Selection & recruitment of Workshop personnel.

• Verifying Workshop orders.

• Approval of Workshop personnel timesheets.

• To develop and support the team through planning and activities.

• To identify, review and improve development activities for individuals directly through the Appraisal system.


• 10 year’s experience preferably gained in a machine shop or similar manufacturing environment at least 4 years of which are at a supervisory level.

• HNC in a mechanical or production discipline.

• Possess NVQ level 4 in management or a willingness to undertake the qualification or professional membership of a management institution.

• A suitable H&S qualification is desirable.


The positions are permanent, based at Barrow. The remuneration package includes a basic salary, profit related bonus, Company pension scheme and a healthcare membership plan. Overtime payment is paid for all positions with the exception of Head of Engineering.


The closing date for applications is 31st January 2013.


Please apply in writing enclosing your CV and salary expectations to: Debbie Grundill, HR Assistant, Oil States MCS Limited, Bouthwood Road, Sowerby Woods, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4HB or e-mail them to:

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