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Engineering Manager

Employer
Barfoots of Botley
Location
Chichester, West Sussex
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Engineering
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

About Us
Growing is in our nature. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops.  Today, we’re a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.

Supplying our premium produce to some of the UK’s leading retailers and restaurants, we are very proud of what we do and how we do it. With our impressive green credentials, we truly are committed to sustainability, demonstrating continued investment in the latest technologies to help maintain our carbon neutral footprint.

The Role. 
An exciting opportunity for an experienced Engineering Manager to join our dynamic team at Barfoots of Botley. As the Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the engineering operations and ensuring the smooth running of our production facilities.

Your primary focus will be on managing a team of engineers to ensure maintenance, repair, and improvement of all production equipment and machinery. You will be responsible for developing and implementing engineering strategies that optimise productivity and minimise downtime, as well as ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and industry standards. In addition, you will be involved in identifying and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement and cost reduction, within the engineering department.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

•    Leadership and team management, with responsibility for all people management related activities
•    Oversee the maintenance, repair and improvement of production machinery and equipment
•    Liaise with relevant managers to create proactive planned maintenance schedule & weekly maintenance plans
•    Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and industry standards
•    Identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement and cost reduction
•    Collaborate closely with other departments to ensure efficient production processes

Required Skills and Experience

•    Engineering management/supervisory experience in an FMCG/manufacturing/production environment
•    Significant experience with maintenance and repair of production machinery and equipment
•    Strong leadership and management skills
•    Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
•    Solid understanding of engineering principles, processes, and techniques
•    Ability to analyse data and make data-driven decisions
•    Familiarity with health and safety regulations and industry standards
•    Strong communication and interpersonal skills
•    Relevant engineering qualification

Why work for Barfoots?

•    Investors In People Silver Award status.
•    Company pension scheme
•    Life Assurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Benefits Platform
•    Development opportunities
•    Discounted leisure membership
•    Discounted vegetable box scheme
•    Cycle to work scheme
•    Free onsite parking
•    Approved training centre for Highfield qualifications
•    Rapidly growing company
•    Committed to Sustainability

Company

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About Us

Growing is in our nature. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops.

Today, we’re a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.

Supplying our premium produce to some of the UK’s leading retailers and restaurants, we are very proud of what we do and how we do it. With our impressive green credentials, we truly are committed to sustainability, demonstrating continued investment in the latest technologies to help maintain our carbon neutral footprint.

Company info
Location
Sefter Farm
Pagham Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 3PX
United Kingdom

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