Engineering Manager (2531)

South West Midlands
£60,000 pa + bonus + pension + healthcare + benefits
21 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Role title: Engineering Manager, (Chilled) 

Location: South West Midlands

Salary: £60,000 pa + bonus + healthcare + benefits

The Role

AIM recruitment has a new opportunity for an Engineering Manager to join a leading food manufacturer based in the South West Midlands.   


  • To have overall management and responsibility for all engineering in your designated factory or directly associated areas
  • To ensure, the appropriate resources, equipment and time is available for a systematic approach to maintenance within your designated production facility
  • To liaise as necessary with equipment/component manufacturers and suppliers to ensure wherever possible the appropriate provision of services, materials and the timely resolution of engineering issues
  • To support the Production, Technical and Hygiene departments by delivering engineering resources and solutions
  • To ensure effective continuation and management of engineering issues across shifts by way of effective shift handover and communication
  • To liaise with the IEM or designated Industrial Section personnel to ensure engineering works affecting factory operations are dealt with in an effective and timely manner
  • To manage staffing levels and balance of skills to meet production and other department requirements
  • To ensure that all Lead Technicians are fully briefed on operational requirements and that they are also communicating the message down to all team members effectively
  • To ensure the PPM requirements are communicated effectively to the relevant teams
  • To review with the Engineering Planner PPM schedules to ensure they are effective.
  • To schedule (and execute) planned preventative maintenance with Engineering Planner
  • To ensure that production cover is maximised by effective break management through the shift teams
  • To liaise with Production/Technical Managers on a daily basis to ensure that you are aware of issues within a department so engineering resources can be used efficiently.
  • To ensure that all subcontractors are working to the correct RAMS when on site, and company H&S policies are being adhered to
  • To support and develop members of the engineering team and ensure training needs are identified

Candidate Requirements:

  • Engineering degree and/or equivalent, (HND, HNC etc).
  • Strategic approach to achieving work outcomes.
  • People management and leadership experience.
  • Computer Maintenance Management System experience.
  • Has a track record of improving department performance and creating and implementing new processes/ways of working.
  • Previous chilled, ‘high care’ food manufacturing experience is essential

Are you a natural leader in complex, pressurised environments and looking for your next move? Please contact Chris Clarke at AIM Recruitment on or call 0115 923 4651 for a confidential conversation.

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