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Engineering Manager - Northfleet

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£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Our client is a well-established and leading provider of support services in the UK. They provide services to the whole UK economy including the Manufacturing, Food, Hospitality and Healthcare sectors. They now require an Engineering Manager to be based at their site in Northfleet, Kent. Reporting to the Operations Manager the successful candidate will lead, manage and continually develop the Engineering teams in the achievement of functional objectives that support the Site / Plant and Company Business Plan.

This presents itself as an ideal opportunity to join an established company and, although not essential, could be well suited for a person who has previously served in the Armed Forces i.e. British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force (RAF) and have a proven demonstrable background as an Engineer, Technician or Mechanic.

- Planning, organising and coordinating resources to meet production requirements of ongoing maintenance, machine replacement and unplanned issues.
- Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment as per production requirements.
- Monitor and continuously improve machine availability and effectiveness.
- Work with approved suppliers to obtain parts and machinery.
- Work with the Technical Manager to coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
- Ensure all plant property, equipment and other assets are fit for purpose in compliance with Group standards and best practices.
- Ensure retention of any relevant accreditations for the Engineering department (e.g. ISO/EN14065), inclusive of planned preventative maintenance.
- Provide training to engineers and operators on new machinery, using the machinery documentation and SSOWs.
- Lead, manage, control and develop employees (including absence, performance management, grievances and Health and Safety Training).
- Develop, propose and agree functional budgets with Line Manager, monitoring, managing and controlling all activities in accordance with the agreed functional budget, investigating and resolving any variances.
- Review all functional activities, develop, propose and if agreed implement improvements to ensure continuous improvement through increasing effectiveness, efficiency and added value.
- Lead the reduction of impact to the environment.
- Investigate, analyse and implement corrective actions to resolve all production/engineering problems eliminating unplanned downtime and continuously improving working practices.
- Ensure compliance with the client’s Health and Safety Policy, national legislative requirements and the safety and wellbeing of the team.
- Ensure compliance with regulations for fire and alarm systems, PAT, pressure valves, etc, analysing the results and ensuring corrective action is implemented to continuously improve the working environment.
- Ensure risk assessments/COSSH/RIDDOR, etc are implemented and undertaken and accident prevention measures are initiated as required.
- Plan, monitor and ensure appropriate safety training is completed.
- Ensure PPM schedule is adhered to and highlight issues to Line Manager.

Applicant Requirements:
- Ideally educated to Degree level within a relevant Engineering discipline and/or time-served Apprentice with proven knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering /steam operations particularly from a production / manufacturing / process facility.
- Previous working knowledge of implementing continuous improvement programmes.
- Excellent communication skills with organisational skills.
- Attention to detail; ability to analyse data, interpret information effectively and continuously improve the department and/or team.
- Ability to ensure tasks are carried out in a timely manner.
- IT Literate: MS Office, Project, ERP Systems (AX preferred).
- Ability to quickly learn technical terminology and processes.
- Financial knowledge covering budgeting and forecasting.
- Experience of Lean (Six Sigma) implementation of lean manufacturing systems.

- 40 hour week Mon – Fri.
- Pension scheme.

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