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Engineering Team Leader

Cargill Plc
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
7 Mar 2019

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Full Time
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Cargill’s European poultry business is a leading supplier of food products to retail, foods service and food manufacturing customers in both European and global markets.  By combining global market knowledge and experience with local market understanding and insight, Cargill’s European poultry business is committed to expanding its business and markets through innovation, and by creating real customer and consumer value in its products and services.

The Engineering Team Leader will support the Engineering Management team at the site by providing ‘front-line’ operational management of the on-shift Engineering department at the Wolverhampton site. The position holder will ensure the multi-skilled team deliver reactive, preventative and predictive maintenance as required, propose improvement in maintenance job plans and procedures and ensure Health and Safety, quality and hygiene standards are me, ensuring a reliable operation.  Troubleshooting and problem analysis skills are essential, as is working closely and communicating effectively with production teams to ensure goals are achieved.

Main Tasks:

  • Ensure the computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) system is utilised correctly to provide engineers and managers information on plant performance and advise where operational focus should be
  • Assist the engineering management team in driving the implementation, review and evolution of Maintenance and Reliability best practice across the site, to maximise plant reliability, efficiency and asset health
  • To be the front line point of contact for all operation and services engineering issues during the allocated shift
  • Responsible for small to medium project co-ordination, such as the project scope, timetable of works, H&S planning, budget allocation and coordination of personnel
  • Provide technical support to the plant engineers and managers on plant performance, downtime and EHS requirements
  • Provide the engineering team with departmental Key Performance Indicators and detailed improvement plans and share best practice and benchmarking
  • Provide the Plant Engineer with ‘front line’ operational management of Human Resources requirements, including working time management, shift allocation, performance reviews, absence/ disciplinary issues and recruitment and training
  • Leadership of a small shift of engineers ensuring work prioritisation and time management
  • Help to motivate and empower other engineers, helping them reach their potential
  • Assist the Plant Engineer to ensure safe systems of work are embedded and a safe working environment is maintained at all times
  • Maintain all legal standards and ensure all engineers are trained to the relevant standards


  • 5 GCSE’s (including English and Maths ) or equivalent secondary level qualifications
  • Relevant Engineering qualifications, Mechanical or Electrically biased to Bachelors Degree, or HND/ City & Guilds Level
  • A formal Health and Safety Qualification (IOSH/ NEBOSH) would be preferred and understanding of applicable Health and Safety legislation (COSHH, RIDDOR, CDM)
  • Understanding of food hygiene and food safety legislation
  • Practical application of incident and accident investigation procedures
  • Experience of supervision and coordination of small team of multi-skilled craftspeople would be strongly preferred
  • Able to motivate employees, communicate objectives clearly, provide feedback and suggest improvements for individuals performance and able to communicate to different levels of employees
  • Experience of using a computerised maintenance management system (preferably Maximo)
  • Practical approach to problem solving & timely solution execution 
  • Manage conflicting priorities within tight deadlines 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Fluent in verbal and written English






Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs 138,000 people in 67 countries.


We help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and are committed to sharing our global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges.


We are grains and oilseeds – sugar – chocolate – sweeteners and starches.

We are meats, eggs and poultry – salt – cotton – dressings, sauces and oils.

We are animal nutrition – health and nutrition – ferrous, petroleum and fuels.

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