Engineering Manager

£50,000 - £55,000 + Benefits
22 Nov 2016
20 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


Key Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Chief Engineer and supporting and assisting them as and when required.
  • Aiding with the management of the engineering team, with hands-on approach and leading by example.
  • Liaising with the Production Department to maximise production, equipment availability and minimise downtime.
  • Helping to ensure that all equipment is maintained and is in good working order.
  • Maintaining records.
  • Aiding with maintenance of all appropriate accreditations.
  • Managing and controlling projects from conception through to production.
  • Managing multiple facets of projects simultaneously.
  • Ensuring all facets projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Creating, requesting and analysing quote and tender submissions.
  • Supervising external suppliers and contractors within all site activities and operations to make daily production and maintenance requirements of the factory.
  • Managing change requests.
  • Investigating problems and/or complaints.
  • Assisting with the specification and design of new machinery.
  • Coordinating and managing all external Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) and enabling work suppliers.
  • Overseeing the technical delivery of any new equipment installed on site.
  • Providing technical support to the Manufacturing Department and to customers.
  • Supporting the sites continuous improvement activities.
  • Supporting the sites maintenance function as and when required including troubleshooting, management support and writing maintenance routines.
  • Ensuring that Health and Safety and Food Hygiene regulations and standards are adhered to.
  • Working closely with Business Project Managers to guarantee the successful delivery of the engineering elements of project including ensuring any CDM and NEBOSH requirements are fulfilled.
  • To assist in site guidance to embrace best practices and polices.

Desirable Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Recognised engineering qualification.
  • A sound knowledge of continuous improvement techniques such as root causes analysis, machinery reliability, maintenance etc.
  • Proficient IT Skills including CAD Design packages such as AutoCAD is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of the machinery in a modern processing plant is essential.
  • Management experience is essential.
  • Previous experience of food processing equipment is essential.
  • Experience of working within a FMCG is essential.

The Candidate

  • A team player with a strong sense of personal responsibility/ownership who can also work independently.
  • A passion for delivering results and the drive to exceed expectations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail.
  • A proactive thinker with excellent decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Professional approach and attitude.
  • A can do approach with a positive service delivery and personable attitude at all times.
  • Commitment to workload with flexible approach to working hours including weekends as required.

Other Relevant Information:

  • There will be a requirement for the post holder to be flexible with their working hours to fit with the needs of the project and the business.
  • Full driving licence would be preferred.
  • The post holder must be willing to travel as and when it is required.

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