Production & Innovation Manager
  • Location: Uists / Benbecula
  • Salary: £28 – 33k (DOE)
  • Contract: Fixed term (12 months)
  • Hours: 37 hrs / week

Please note applications must be submitted via the following link:

Deadline for applications is 24 May 2021 at 4.00pm.

7-22 Systems Ltd. combines design experience and innovation, to offer a high quality, architect-designed, prefabricated building system which addresses the challenges of delivering truly sustainable buildings, while offering best value, high build quality, and a high degree of cost certainty.

Reporting to the Directors, you will join us, as we set up our first production facility and undertake construction prototyping, with our first commercial projects planned for later this year. Subject to the needs of the business, there is potential beyond this initial 12-month contract for a key on-going role within the company.

You will have a key management and innovation role in the development of our off-site manufacturing facility. Not only will you be part of a team delivering cutting edge, architect-designed buildings with outstanding environmental credentials, you will have the opportunity to live and work in the beautiful Outer Hebrides and enjoy all the natural and cultural advantages our wonderful location has to offer.

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Contract type and working hours

Fixed Term Contract (12 months)

Includes a 3-month probationary period

Full Time post (37 hrs/week)

Key duties

As part of a Director-led team, establish and set up our first manufacturing facility.

During initial prototyping engage in hands-on participation in the manufacturing process and on-site construction trials.

Establish logistics for the manufacturing facility including; the order and delivery of base materials, parts for machinery use, throughput of material through the factory.

Set the manufacturing workflow schedule.

Manage the delivery of the manufacturing workflow.

Manage the maintenance and operation oversight of the manufacturing facility.

Input into the management of the site delivery team’s programme.

Contribute where necessary to manufacturing / site activities.

Oversight of manufacturing process staff (to be appointed during Year 1) supporting line management by Directors.

Research & Development: Contribute to the ongoing development of the manufacturing plant operation, to refine the manufacturing process. Contribute to the ongoing development of the products delivered by 7-22 Systems including liaison with external organisations.

Academic Partnership liaison with National University of Ireland, Galway, which is providing support, through Co-Innovate, on structural testing of components.

Client facing communication.

As part of the 7-22 Management team, ensure the Health and Safety of the manufacturing process follows HSE best practice.

Essential Criteria

This is a new company in an innovative field. There are no set qualifications required to be considered for this role. 7-22 Systems requires someone with a professional approach, curious mind, practical aptitude, excellent organisational skills, and a can-do attitude.

Excellent computer literacy and proficiency, including Microsoft Excel.

Excellent inter-personal and written / verbal presentation skills.

Ability to participate in manual construction and fabrication-based activities in factory setting and on site.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

Desirable Criteria

Ability to demonstrate strong management skills.

Working knowledge of CADCAM and / or CAD software (eg Autodesk Fusion 360, Revit, AutoCAD or similar).

Knowledge / experience of preparing project funding proposals.

Appropriate transferrable practical skills.

Full valid driver’s licence (rural travel will be required outwith the scope of very limited public transport).

Own transport desirable due to rural location.

Company Benefits

Annual Leave entitlement of 30 days, inclusive of Public and Local holidays

Workplace Pension

Contractual Sick Pay

Appropriate job-specific training and CPD opportunities

*Please note applications must be submitted via the following link:*

Deadline for applications is 24 May 2021 at 4.00pm.

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