Non Working Supervisor (Black Hat) Mechanical/Plating

Job Category:  Construction
Contract Partner Company:  Darchem Engineering
Employing Company:  Darchem Engineering

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Darchem Engineering are recruiting for Non Working Supervisors (Black Hat) Mechanical/Plating and Welding to work with them on the Hinkley Point C Project,

Key duties and responsibilities will include:


  • You are responsible for ensuring the highest standards of housekeeping within your work area; this includes managing safety, quality and environment. Appropriate segregation of waste & signage is essential
  • Act as the champion for quality and safety of the area's activity, ensuring a culture that supports safety in all activities of the team. Ensure that safety culture associated with producing a nuclear product is communicated and fully understood by the team
  • Deliver the safety briefing - daily activity briefing (DAB) in relation to the team's activity
  • Receive, understand and provide feedback on pre- and post-briefings to ensure lessons learnt are fed back. Encourage 2-way conversation.
  • Provide clarity on the team on the work instruction's / drawings. Clarify areas of ambiguity and seek further guidance and assistance where required. Develop a technical understanding of the work instructions
  • Set the team to work through allocating individual task amongst the team, according to capability and to meet the schedule
  • Work alongside the team in delivering the tasks to meet safety, quality and schedule requirements
  • Undertake a daily inspection to ensure the team delivery the quality to meet full (100%) compliance of technical specification, safety and quality instructions
  • Ensure the team maintain a safe and clean working environment, controlling materials, waste and equipment
  • Ensure that materials and resources are in place for the team to deliver, liaising with other functions to ensure their delivery
  • Manage productivity and look at ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Manage Break times and end of shift times.
  • Log all date on the completion of the teams activity accurately and timely
  • Report on observed successes or areas for improvement to ensure lessons learnt and continuous improvement
  • Provide mentoring to more junior and less experienced team members, in particular apprentices, in order to develop their capability
  • Undertake informal management of the morale and discipline of the team, escalating any issues that require formal action
  • Monitor the health and wellbeing of the team to ensure they are suitable for work. Refer area of concern to the Line Manager and make a diary note at all times
  • Provide performance feedback, identifying talent and providing the team with a formal performance management process



  • SSSTS - Site Supervisor Training Scheme - Essential
  • NVQ Level 3 Fabrication and Welding, or
  • City and Guilds Level 3 Fabrication and Welding - Essential
  • CCNSG Safety Passport (needs to be obtained or already obtained)
  • ILM Level 3 Certificate C&BE plus Nuclear Unit - Desirable



  • Experienced as a team leader of workforce
  • Commercial acumen relating to on-site productivity, wastage of time, product efficiency
  • Technical competence to the equivalent of the trade competency qualifications associated with the individual post


Candidates are expected to be able to demonstrate the following behaviours / have awareness of:


• Nuclear Safety Culture Awareness
• Behavioural Safety
• Problem solving
• Decision making
• Communication and engagement
• Building effective relationships
• Strong advocate of behavioural safety
• Fully participates with initiatives to promote safety, quality, sustainability, respect and engagement
• Communication skills
• Ability to work with team and co-workers
• Works well in teams
• Respects other team members
• Presents a professional image
• Promotes the values of the project
• Open and honest
• Good presentation skills when talking to the workforce


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.