We are working exclusively with a growing, but well established UK food manufacturing business who are looking to recruit an experienced Chief Engineer
Reporting into the Site Director, the Chief Engineer will manage all aspects of work within the engineering function, whilst maintaining a constant focus on health and safety and employee welfare. To lead and direct the Engineering function, supporting business growth and change through strong project management, development of Continuous Improvement and lean ways of working, and control of financial budgets and suppliers.
Key responsibilities for the Chief Engineer;
Manage the Engineering teams development and succession plans.
Ensure safe systems of work are in place and the Engineering team are trained and compliant.
Drive a Continuous Improvement culture, working in collaboration with other departments, to improve operating performance, reduce waste, and control cost.
To work closely with the Quality and Production departments to ensure Engineering support
Take a lead for Engineering in planning for and hosting successful visits including customers,
auditors, and company VIP visits
To comply and assist with all technical and HACCP requirements- ensuring product quality
Utilise the computerised maintenance management system to provide data on PM completion rate, breakdowns etc
Manager the Contractors
Due to the fast-paced nature of this environment and the requirement for change, the challenge will be to engage the team.
The successful Chief Engineer will be;
Previous experience of working within a FMCG food manufacturing environment
CMMS/management system experience is a must
Experience of operating at Engineering Management level and strong managerial skills
Degree / HNC or equivalent in Engineering
Demonstrable success in leadership during periods of business growth and change
Excellent communication skills
Working well under pressure
Why work here?
The company value their people and want to provide a platform to be creative and grow to their full potential. Rewarding employees is important and they will recognise achievement to give the best experience whilst working with them. They continuously strive to celebrate the success and over a great award scheme
The salary for this role is competitive also includes a good pension along with other benefits.
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