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Head of Projects & Engineering

The People Co. / Make Jobs
£55,000 - £70,000
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Renowned for its expertise in a highly desirable product area, this fast-growing premium manufacturer of delicious, sweet products for the retail and food service market, operates from a state-of-the-art BRC grade A site. 

The Role.

As a seasoned senior manufacturing engineering manager with a strong project manager background, you will successfully lead all site based engineering activities, ensuring efficient, on-target production by maintenance of assets and compliance with regulatory requirements.

People Responsibilities.

  • Oversee and Project Manager all CAPEX for new site installations and equipment
  • Plan, agree and monitor maintenance expenditure. Communicate with production to ensure planned maintenance, engineering and production priorities are considered.
  • To source new/used machinery for the factory for either continuous improvements or for an individual project i.e. NPD.
  • Manage planned preventative maintenance records and ensure the matrix is kept up to date.
  • Plan and Manage machinery/site contractors ensuring the matrix is kept up to date.
  • Working with Maintenance Engineer in ensuring reactive maintenance of all components of machinery has been carried out.
  • Agree with the Maintenance Engineer on performance expectations and agree on KPI's, identifying areas for improvement and manage performance
  • Ensure that all H&S procedures, engineering best practices are adhered to at all times
  • Responsible for Health & Safety induction training
  • Ensure safe working practices are understood and maintained by increasing awareness to reduce accidents and near misses
  • Undertake Accident and Near Miss investigations
  • Carry out risk assessments and ensure they are actioned

People Profile.

  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering knowledge
  • Apprenticeship / HNC / HND / ONC level of qualification within an engineering discipline
  • Some experience of working within a manufacturing site, ideally food manufacturing is preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Driven, self-motivated and flexible
  • Positive attitude towards work colleagues

Ref Code: FMW39382

To apply or for more information, please e-mail in strict confidence, with an updated CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of James Constable or call 020 8203 1000.

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.



Good, skilled people are at the heart of any successful manufacturing operation. Investing in the right people will ensure a safe and hygienic environment where manufacturing efficiencies are realised, and customer fulfilment demands are met. Through our Make division, we find people with the precise blend of experience required for our clients’ manufacturing roles. From health & safety officers to multi-skilled engineers and factory managers, our People can help.

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