FORGE SHIFT LEADER Location: Northampton   COUNTRY: UK

Cosworth is a global technology business that delivers high performance engine and electronics solutions for customers in the automotive and motorsport sectors.

Our motorsport heritage gives us a passion for innovation, performance, and reliability. We are constantly seeking innovative ways to drive higher performances, while striving to deliver the reliability that customers expect

We are now seeking a Forge Shift Leader to support our manufacturing operations in our established facility based in the heart of Northampton, UK.


  • To operate machines in a safe manner with regard to themselves and others, complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Assign day to day tasks to operators.
  • Manage flow of product through manufacturing to minimize lead-time and maximize machine and people utilization.
  • Operate machine tools/man work stations.
  • Support shop floor personnel with problem solving (e.g. tooling, fixtures, CMM etc).
  • Ensure TPM of key processes is carried out.
  • Liaise with MTR and Support with repairs.
  • Capture production and down time information.
  • Promote a culture of process improvement across the team.
  • Ensure company procedures and policy are adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure conformance to Cosworth’s Quality Management System.
  • Strive for process excellence in all areas.
  • Embed 5S working practices.
  • Identify and implement (where appropriate) cycle and process time reductions.
  • Identify and action training needs to create a multi-skilled workforce, and document training for records.
  • Ensure all production paperwork is maintained, and supporting documents are generated.




  • Leadership experience in a precision manufacturing environment.
  • Competent broad range of mechanical engineering and manufacturing skills.
  • Basic numerical and computer skills.
  • Rational and logical thought patterns, ability to analyze and make effective decisions.
  • Change oriented and keen to promote forward thinking.
  • Effective team building skills.
  • Effective communicator both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a persuasive negotiator.
  • Customer focused both internal and external.
  • Committed and enthusiastic.
  • Automotive engineering experience/background.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and online form below.