Engineering Manager – FMCG

  • Construction Recruitment
  • Hertfordshire
  • Feb 18, 2020
Full time Construction Engineering Site Engineer Management Skilled Trades & Labour

Job Description

Job Purpose:
The Engineering Manager will play a critical role managing, co-ordinating and controlling the site engineering activities relating to systems, financial budgets and people resources. Reporting to the Production Director, you will develop a strategy for engineering that meets the needs of the short and long term needs of the business, increasing manufacturing performance by minimising breakdowns of plant or equipment, and set, manage and control the engineering budget for both labour and materials in line with the business targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare and manage maintenance expenditure to deliver targeted levels of plant performance cost effectively.
  • Initiate, agree and review succession, training and development plans to ensure an appropriate balance of internal and external skills to deliver Engineering team performance at optimum cost. Integrated with site teams.
  • Ensure engineering spares and consumables are procured and managed to meet engineering and production needs at minimum cost.
  • Ensure training and application of preventative maintenance schedules and techniques to deliver engineering performance targets.
  • Set P.M. and breakdown standards, initiate and review procedures and measure performance to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Organise and monitor compliance with statutory and Health, Safety and Environmental requirements. Manage engineering risk by formulation of contingency plans.
  • Ensure capital projects are properly planned, resourced, procured, managed and implemented.   Manage CDM requirements.
  • Plan and control maintenance of utilities to ensure agreed availability and efficiency improvements within budgeted cost.
  • Successfully initiate and manage P.I.P. projects to drive down long term costs and drive up profitability. Innovative in approach.

The Person:

  • Previous experience in Engineering Management, ideally gained within a high risk, high volume chilled food manufacturing environment.
  • A background in ready meals manufacture would be a distinct advantage.
  • Qualified to Degree Level or NVQ equivalent, you will need to be a time-served engineer with both electrical and mechanical skills
  • You will possess a broad and deep knowledge and experience of PPM, TPM and continuous improvement programmes
  • Good knowledge of site services i.e. refrigeration, air conditioning, steam boilers, water heaters, gas supplies, burners and compressed air
  • You will have a proactive and professional management style dedicated to achieving results and continuous improvement within a team-orientated culture, promoting the highest standards of quality, health & safety, hygiene, and housekeeping
  • Excellent understanding of statutory requirements and current legislation and experienced in ensuring sites and buildings comply with Health and Safety requirements with regards to new machinery, PUWER, COSHH and processes
  • Experienced in and ability to negotiate with suppliers and contractors on services, contracts and cost