Due to ongoing growth and investment my client, a rapidly developing and successful chilled food business is seeking a Chief Engineer to develop the Engineering Strategy for its Doncaster site, along with taking an active role developing ongoing operational efficiency
This site has undergone significant CAPEX investment (£10’s Million) over the last 3 – 5 years and as part of the Senior Leadership Team this role will also contribute to the next stage of investment and the wider business strategy.
My Client produces chilled Poultry products for the UK and international grocery market. There is a mix of automation and manual manufacturing processes, so an Engineer who has worked across both would be useful.
The Chief Engineer role reports to the Site General Manager and will require you to lead a team of 25 engineers who will work closely with the manufacturing teams to deliver operational excellence through reduced downtime and planned maintenance.
You will have excellent communication and leaderships skills required to manage, develop and lead your team.
You will be KPI focused overseeing all site maintenance processes, PPM, CI, facilities maintenance, to optimise production levels.
This is an opportunity to really make a difference, drive change and continuous improvement within an existing manufacturing facility as well as taking an active role in the design and build of an impressive new facility.
Daily Tasks and Responsibilities
Management of multi skilled engineering team
Manage maintenance system with maintenance manager reporting
Coordinate and Manage all project work, ensuring the are delivered on time
Manage site weekly spend and engineering stock.
Lead continuous Improvement Projects
Continue to develop and implement robust PPM systems
Improve standards and efficiencies within the department
Manage the ongoing site expansion plans
Skills and Experience
Experience in an Engineering Supervisory role, within a manufacturing/ food production environment.
Educated to degree level (preferably HNC/ HND) in a relevant engineering discipline or similar NVQ Level 3 qualification.
Proven leadership skills