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Engineering Manager

Noble Foods c/o Veritas Partners Limited
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Competitive plus enhanced benefits package
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Engineering Manager - Noble Gainsborough Poultry

The Company:

Noble Foods is a family owned business and leading UK supplier of fresh food brands and the market leader in the UK for egg products. Each week, Noble Foods individually grades, packs, and delivers over 60 million British Lion eggs for customers across the UK. Noble Food was named as one of only five companies to be recognised globally by the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) for its stringent animal welfare practices.

Reporting to the Operations Director, your role will be to effectively, efficiently and safely manage, direct and co-ordinate the Engineering Department and Engineering Activities on site to ensure they comply with both company and legal requirements.


  • Liaise with all department managers to plan and organise all engineering activities.
  • Ensure food hygiene standards are maintained to the expected standards.
  • Prepare an effective plan and establish priorities for the engineering department to meet the engineering requirements and ensure all other relevant departments are informed of the plan.
  • Liaise with external contractors appropriately.
  • Ensure the department responds promptly to breakdowns and give feedback to production regarding the expected downtime and planned corrective action.
  • Negotiate with clients to finalise all engineering project’s specifications and ensure they are cost effective and meet the factory and H&S requirements
  • Focus on Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) as identified by the Operations Director and work towards achieving and surpassing agreed targets.
  • Increase financial returns through maximising efficiencies whilst minimising costs and overtime.
  • Identify areas of inefficiency and reduce waste where possible
  • Attend the Management meeting daily and the OVS meeting weekly.
  • Ensure systems are in place to give full asset care, critical spares and plant criticality to maximise production uptime to agreed target levels.
  • Working with the HR Manager, ensure that the site training requirements are met to ensure an effective, well-balanced and flexible workforce.
  • Comply with the Company H&S Policy and procedures at all times.
  • Manage and monitor contractors working within the areas of responsibilities and ensure they comply with the Company H&S policy and procedures.
  • Liaise with the Technical Manager to ensure technical requirements are met.
  • Monitor costs within the areas of responsibility throughout the year and ensure they remain within the allocated budget.
  • Ensure customer specifications and quality standards are achieved and maintained with regard to engineering activities.
  • Take lead and ensure compliance with the company environmental policy and procedures in line with site requirements.
  • Attend Environmental meetings quarterly and suggest any 'green’ objectives for the site.


IOSH Managing Safely minimal NEBOSH Certificate preferred

17th Edition Electrical preferred

Food Hygiene

HACCP Level 2 Minimal



Environmental Awareness

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive basic salary and enhanced benefits
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Extra day off for life events or birthdays
  • Life insurance, access to a wellness program and AXA Virtual GP
  • Discounts on mobile phone contracts, gym memberships and more with PerkBox
  • Pension

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