Chief Engineer

KPI Recruitment Ltd
Prestwick, South Ayrshire
Up to £35,000
Closing date
1 Nov 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The role of the Chief Engineer is to oversee all engineers on site also working in conjunction with the Project Manager on any internal/external projects on site. The Chief Engineer will be responsible for issuing all workloads for engineers on site, setting objectives, ensuring team have correct and required equipment/tools and management of annual leave/absence levels. This will also include training of any new engineers on site and supporting the team in project work on site and breakdowns.

Key Accountabilities


•          Scheduling daily workloads for the team including enquiry regarding any overtime required – weekend scheduling

•          Management of annual leave allocation for the team

•          Ensure any parts/materials required are being processed through Engineering Stores Co-Ordinator and ordered in a timely manner if not raising any concerns to Project Manager

•          Setting engineer team objectives each 6 month and attendance at PDR meetings

•          Ensure all engineers are correctly trained and fully competent in role – if training required speak with H&S/Training Manager to discuss what is required

•          Implement and monitor a Planned Preventative Maintenance Program for engineering department alongside Project Manager/Planning/Operations Department


•          Work alongside Project Manager on all internal/external projects detailing

o          workload required

o          parts/equipment

o          Time scheduled for this in line with the Planning/Operations Department

o          Co-ordinate engineering team in assigning duties for the successful completion of projects on site

•          Undertake any other activities as per request from Projects Manager/General Manager

•          Contribute to and support delivery of the Health, Safety and Risk strategy at the HOS site

•          Work collaboratively with the site management teams to deliver all aspects of engineering management and health and safety.


•          Attendance to all internal management courses and any other as per requirement

Person Specification

Skills & Abilities

•          Strong and proven organisational and planning skills

•          Strong attention to detail

•          Effective problem-solving skills

•          Fully understands health and safety, hygiene, quality, legality, quantity, and costs relating to the business

•          Strong commercial focus

•          Teamwork and collaboration

•          Sound understanding of engineering principles

Character & Personal qualities

•          Professional and confident.

•          Strong and effective communication skills

•          Self-motivated with a strong result focus

•          Strong and effective negotiation skills

•          Big picture thinker: Looks beyond the obvious

•          Assertive with the will to win

•          Good judgment and common sense

Qualifications & experience

•          4+ years in a similar role

•          A comprehensive understanding of food manufacturing

•          Proven experience in interacting at a management level

KPI Recruitment Ltd. recruit Senior, Technical and Management staff for the UK Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry. Handling and filling some of the best vacancies in the FMCG sector, candidates and companies alike have benefited from KPI’s innovative approach to filling Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry jobs throughout the UK. Whether you have vacancies you need to fill or you are a candidate looking for jobs in the UK Food & Drink Manufacturing industry, call us for a confidential discussion of your FMCG requirements.

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Contact Us
  • 1 St Colme St
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 6AA
  • GB
  • 0131 226 1044
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