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Engineering Manager

Silven Recruitment Limited
£45000 - £50000 per year
Closing date
23 Sep 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Title: Engineering Manager

Location:  North West/Cheshire/Greater Manchester

Salary: c£45k - £50k


Our client is a hugely successful food business. With sustained growth this is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Engineering Manager to join this high performing team.



  • We are looking for a highly experienced Engineering Manager who has experience within the food industry


  • You will be a credible senior team player who is a natural communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. As Engineering Manager, you will have excellent influencing skills and the ability to work in a multi-functional team environment.


  • Knowledge of water treatment would be an advantage for this role



Reporting to the Operations Director, you will work as part of the senior management team on this site. With a small team you will lead a key function on this site. You will develop your team, through coaching and mentoring.  Developing skills and ensuring a well-structured and motivated Engineering team is in place, to build a positive performance culture.

  • Work as part of the site management team delivering the required business objectives.
  • Managing the Engineering team to deliver performance against agreed KPIs.
  • Maintenance of the site and all assets, ensuring legal compliance.
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure maintenance activities are fully integrated and supportive to production needs.
  • Responsible for the management and control of multiple capital projects from conception through to commissioning, including the supervision and management of the project and contractors on site.
  • Responsible for managing the engineering and capital project budgets.
  • Responsible for ensuring that contractors fulfil their contractual obligations in a timely manner and within agreed budget constraints.
  • Ensuring all activities are kept on schedule and taking corrective action where necessary.
  • Communication to all internal and external parties of project outlines, schedules etc
  • Responsible for driving the project and keeping it alive with the team and all involved.
  • Identification and Management of continuous improvement programmes.
  • Reduce downtime and increase efficiencies.
  • Deal with emergency situations as appropriate and communicate appropriately.
  • Set and maintain high standards of conduct, safety, and food hygiene within the team.
  • Closely monitor key process parameters and product quality.
  • Write / update RA’s and SOPs where required.
  • Set individual objectives and conduct appraisals for the Engineering team.
  • Managing individual performance and conduct disciplinaries where appropriate.
  • Setting, managing and communication of shift rotas.
  • The recruitment and training of new staff when required.
  • Alongside the Technical Manager ensure all staff are suitably trained in both the safe systems of work and SOP’s.


To apply for this exciting role, please send a copy of your CV quoting ref CH/9678 or for a confidential discussion, please call me Carole Hearn on 0161 832 7463 or email your CV


The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

Find Us
0845 0036872
Clarence House
4 Clarence Street
M2 4DW
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