Senior Welding Supervisor

Location Pershore
Discipline: Manufacturing
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Kieran Macdonald
Contact email:
Job ref: J1046
Published: 7 days ago

GMP Recruitment are recruiting on behalf of a well-established manufacturing company, based in Worcestershire, and we are currently supporting their recruitment for a Senior Welding Engineer to join their team on a full-time, permanent, contract.

Our client is a specialist manufacturer for the rail and defence industry and have had a fantastic period of growth and success in recent years.

This position is Monday – Thursday 07:45am – 17:00pm with an early finish on a Friday.

Salary for this position is £40,500 which is pending experience.

As the Senior Welding Engineer, your job will be to take full responsibility for control, supervision and coordination of manufacturing operations associated with all welding, and welding-related activities onsite. You will demonstrate at least 5 years previous experience in a similar senior role, in an engineering and / or fabrication environment and experience of working with international regulatory standards; ISO 9001, 3834, and EN 15085, or equivalent.


Senior Welding Engineer main duties:

  • Ensure compliance with Business Management Systems: (ISO 9001, 3834, and EN 15085), including all other standards and specifications where mandated / required, by acting as the Responsible Welding Coordinator, and meeting the responsibilities defined in ISO 14731
  • Ensure applicable records are maintained and traceable through the effective application of applicable Management System(s)
  • Develop and maintain Welding Procedures, and supporting Welding Procedure Qualification records, ensuring the organisation meets with the prescribed requirements
  • Actively engage and support the Technical Review and Production Planning processes from a welding perspective, ensuring appropriate procedures and controls are established
  • Ensures WPS’s, WPQR’s, and essential documentation is maintained and available to Welding Personnel
  • Maintain and review Welding Personnel competency matrices, to ensure appropriate skillsets and competencies are readily available and appropriately deployed
  • Conduct audits of sub-contract capabilities when required, to determine their suitability and capability to support the business’s welding requirements
  • Perform routinely scheduled Safety, Environmental (5s), and compliancy patrol inspections, ensuring appropriate measures are applied within the Welding and Production areas
  • Facilitate improvement through the appropriate Continual Improvement programme(s), applying industry tools; Kaizen, LEAN, 5S, etc., through team participation
  • Develop and maintain performance tracking documents, ensuring KPI’s are being reviewed daily, including actively contributing to, and performing ‘Root Cause’ investigations in relation to non-conformance reports
  • Supervise Welding Personnel with preparation for complex tasks


Senior Welding Engineer desired skills and experience:

  • Held a similar position with the minimum 5 years’ experience within engineering and / or fabrication environment.
  • Current experience of working with international regulatory standards; ISO 9001, 3834, and EN 15085, or equivalent
  • Experience of developing and implementing welding related procedures and Management Systems in accordance with EN 15085, / ISO 3834 accreditations.
  • Qualification as CSWIP National Accreditation 3.1 Welding Inspector
  • Quality aware and experience of working within a customer focused environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills / soft skills
  • Effectively leading, managing, and development of personnel / teams
  • Working independently, decisively, applying strong judgement, and effective problem solving
  • Strong commercial acumen and a proven track record in operating at a strategic level
  • Prioritise and perform duties to work efficiently and to meet with the business demands and requirements, whilst under minimum supervision


For all the above our client will be offering an annual salary of up to £40,500, plus additional company benefits.


This is a great opportunity for a Senior Welding Engineer to join a supportive and highly successful business.

If the above role sounds perfect for you, or you require more information, please click apply.

GMP Recruitment are recruiting for this role on behalf of their client and are acting as a Recruitment Agency.