Engineering Manager

York, with travel to Northern Ireland.
26 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Engineering Manager

Overall Purpose of the Job

To provide exemplary Hands on engineering management duties to contribute in the smooth operation of the sites production objectives and targets. This role requires a minimum of 60-70% hands on factory floor involvement.

Main Duties of the Job 

  • Manage and motivate all team members and ensure they are supported and work in partnership to deliver engineering KPIs that contribute to business KPI's.
  • Aid in the recruitment, retention and staff development processes to ensure the engineering team has the correct resources at all times.
  • To prioritise and manage the engineering workload / activities for the site and delegate duties to subordinates for best efficiency.
  • Ensure all plant, equipment and systems are maintained with suitable and sufficient protection as defined by legislation.
  • To detect and rectify any issues in a timely manner, which affects the performance / safety of plant or equipment.
  • Develop and deliver a cost effective engineering stores system.
  • Champion industry best practices and promote the introduction of new technologies, where applicable.
  • Ensure food safety legislation and guidelines as well as company policies are adhered to.
  • To adhere to and promote best practice in accordance with company health, safety and quality regulations.
  • To ensure GMP (good manufacturing practices) and housekeeping (clean as you go) are strictly adhered to.
  • Control and minimize waste and play an active part in continuous improvement.
  • Ensure all completed work is safe and hygienic and complies with FSA and health and safety legislation.
  • Ensure all work carried out complies with relevant health and safety standards,
  • To have a duty of care to yourself and others.
  • Ensure all necessary daily records and paperwork is completed in a timely manner as required by the company.
  • Liaise with Senior Management Teams with any reasonable requests.
  • Drive own personal development through training and work based experience.
  • To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time, that reasonably fall within the scope and grade of the post.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance systems and inspections
  • Develop and implement Health and safety risk assessments for Engineering activities in conjunction with the HS Manager
  • Be accountable for ensuring all machinery and plant is working to optimum speed all of the time, with minimal disruption to production.

Flexible approach to working hours. On-call duties to resolve any issues out of hours.

Essential Qualifications / Experience

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Driven and motivated.
  • Positive attitude to work colleagues.
  • Relevant qualification in mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Extensive practical knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering
  • 16th /7th Edition.
  • Excellent listening, communicating, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Numerate and literate.
  • Excellent project management and planning skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to interpret information to build intelligent sales strategies.
  • Proactive and highly organised with strong time management skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Ability to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure

Desired Qualifications / Experience

  • Food hygiene qualification.
  • Previous experience of as an Engineering Manager working in a chilled environment.

NEBOSH / IOSH qualification.


  • 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays.
  • Bank Holidays are worked and taken in lieu.

3% contributory pension, if eligible. You will be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme. Further details will be provided.


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