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Assembly Deputy-Supervisor – 4-day week

About CoolKit

Established in 2005, CoolKit is the largest refrigerated and temperature-controlled van specialist in the UK.
We occupy 70,000 square feet of manufacturing premises on a four acre site in Burnley, Lancashire, with enough capacity to work on 60 vehicles at a time. An all-new leadership team for 2023 is driving continued rapid growth and business improvement. CoolKit presently employs a team of more than 100 valued people who will convert more than 1,500 panel vans alongside building 200 insulated box vans in 2023-24, and will also sell more than 500 ready-converted vans. All our products are developed in-house and they are supported by a network of specialist mobile technicians dedicated to maximising reliability and performance.

We have a great culture, proven by having won numerous awards for manufacturing, innovation and business performance. For 2023 alone, this includes the coveted What Van? Converter of the Year Award, the Red Rose Awards Medium-sized Business of the Year and the Made in the North West Award for the Automotive, Aerospace and Rail Industries. We enjoy the shared vision of seeing our products in use on every high street, delivering the foods and medicines we all consume daily.

What is the role?

As a deputy supervisor of the assembly department, you will be assisting the department supervisor with the day-to-day supervision of a team of 40 operators in fitting out panel vans with insulated panels. You will be focused on ensuring that resources are appropriately allocated to achieve the daily production targets whilst ensuring that standards in quality and health and safety are appropriately maintained. Your hands-on experience within a similar industry will allow you quickly learn our operating processes and to step-in to support or train up the operators within the department. You will be expected to coordinate and support the workforce, keep computer records up to date and identify and support opportunities for improvement within the department during a period of significant growth.

Essential experience/qualities

• Experience of supervising a fitting, manufacturing or fabricating environment.
• Quick learner, capable of driving production with the ability to demonstrate an appropriate consideration for health and safety.
• Other commercial vehicle experience desirable
• £14 / hour
• 4-day week – Monday – Thursday 6.30am – 4.30pm
• Opportunities to work overtime
• 6.4 weeks holiday
• Pension scheme
• Annual bonus
• Health package – A health cash plan allows you to claim money back towards the cost of your essential medical care such as optical and dental bills: chiropody, therapy treatments and private consultations. Along with Critical Illness Cover and a range of other support services such as 24/7 access to GP consultations, mental health support and fitness programmes.
• Full time permanent roles
• Progression opportunities


Send CV’s to Alicia Threlfall [email protected]

CoolKit’s customer service and aftersales is excellent. They kept us up-to-date with the build progress, and even loaned us a freezer van until we could collect.

Justin HardmanBakery Manager at Rink Bakery

Our fleet will be the most technologically advanced pharmaceutical vans on the road, having been built exclusively for AAH by CoolKit to ensure product is delivered within GDP 2013 guidelines.

Steve AndersonOperations Director at Celesio UK, AAH Pharmaceuticals’ parent company

We have contracts with food manufacturers and suppliers and use the refrigerated vans to collect samples for microbiological, chemistry and molecular analysis. We collect from countless locations across the UK, delivering samples back to our nine food testing laboratories – and CoolKit did an excellent job. One thing they did was source a bespoke flooring for us that’s hygienic and easy to clean. Rather than having trays and boxes sliding around in the back it has given us a more stable load area.

Susan PrattALS UK Logistics Manager