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Engineering Manager

Job description

Engineering Manager in Barnstaple.

About our Client:
A solid established manufacturing business based in North Devon, who are seeking a highly experienced mature Engineering Manager who can develop and guide a team of Maintenance Engineers

What is the purpose of the Engineering Manager?

Reporting to The Operations Manager, this is a middle management position to  drive and improve a small team of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. Leading by example and supporting with a hands-on approach.

What are the responsibilities of the Engineering Manager?
  • Set clear objectives and strategies for reportees’ and support them towards their individual and collective targets.
  • Maintain excellent factory and inter departmental relationships and ensure that maintenance targets are met and costs controlled within budget.
  • Provide an on-time service of acceptable quality standard as determined by customer and business demands.
  • Ensure robust procedures are in place and adhered to.
  • Enforce the company, Environmental Agency and HSE, Health and Safety
  • Drive the achievement of efficient performance of the maintenance department.
  • Develop and manage the preventative maintenance system and support budget adherence to provide machine reliability.
  • Enforce company standards and discipline.
  • Personally handle complex issues raised. Advise fellow managers accordingly.
  • Advise Senior Management on production requirements and capital investments.
  • Monitor and record resource and energy consumption data and statistics.
  • Support the plan of workload and set priorities for maintenance and contract personnel.
  • Ensure maintenance knowledge of the department is of the highest standard.
  • Ensure a zero tolerance to unsafe practices is enforced.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards of the highest level.
  • Ensure excellent maintenance relations and efficient supplier relationships.
  • Support selected suppliers to ensure best technical and quality performance.
  • Ensure that daily, weekly, monthly, and annual targets are achieved.
What experience is needed for the Engineering Manager role?

• A desire to be both hands on and an experienced leader at the same time.
• Can manage budgets within cost parameters
• Has key understanding of manufacturing needs in relation to efficiencies, quality and budgets
• Needs to be an effective and positive communicator
• Must be a decision maker
• Must be an effective “self-starter”
• Must be able to drive change forwards
• Have previous experience in a manufacturing environment
• Certified mechanical biased engineer with appropriate qualifications – minimum HNC (or equivalent).

What will the Engineering Manager get in return:
  • Salary is up to £60k dependant on experience.
  • 40 hours per week - Monday to Friday day shift working
  • Holidays - 25 days per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Company Sick Pay after successful probationary period on a sliding scale.
  • Pension Scheme - 3% Employee/6% Employer.
  • EAP service provided by Health Assured.
  • Free Local Gym Membership