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Site Chief Engineer

Jarvis Johnson
£80k - £85k per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date
10 Aug 2024

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Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Food Manufacturing

Site Chief Engineer


£80k - £85k per annum


  • Car / car allowance
  • 33 Days annual leave
  • Online and High-street retailer discount scheme 
  • Employee well-being and community support groups
  • Physical and Financial Wellbeing Benefits  and community support groups
  • Holiday Discounts via Online Retail Discount

Chief Engineer for well-established, multi-site Food Manufacturer based in Cheshire. Will lead, develop and manage the Engineering function, providing leadership to the engineering team and supporting the organisation’s growth and continuous improvement.

Responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Managing the asset care program for the site, ensuring it meets safety, technical, and legislative standards
  • Leading and challenging activities related to safety, including site refrigeration, fixed wiring, asbestos, water treatment, effluent management, boilers, equipment safety and power
  • Continuously improving the asset care/maintenance system, with a focus on cost control, manpower, planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and stock management

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Time served apprenticeship background or equivalent BSc, HND, or HNC in Electrical, Mechanical, or dual-skilled engineering
  • Specialisation in either mechanical or electrical engineering with detailed knowledge of: 
    •  - PLC/computer-controlled equipment 
    •  - Servo motors and drives 
    •  - Inverter control systems 
    •  - Hydraulic powered systems 
    •  - Pneumatic control systems 
  • Experience with world-class manufacturing processes and methodologies, such as Lean, Kaizen, Kanban, 5C, 5S, and TPM
  • Strong leadership, motivational and organisational skills
  • A can-do attitude with a strong sense of ownership

The Company:

  • Multi-site food business with family feel 
  • Well-invested modern Food Manufacturing sites
  • Committed to producing quality foods and innovative solutions

The working hours for the role are 8:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday. The salary is £80k - £85k per annum plus an excellent benefits package including car/car allowance.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-U4860 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability. 



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Company info
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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