Purpose of the job:
Manage the planning and implementation of commissioning and start-up activities for selected business-critical Capital projects.
Key member of Project teams involved from design and specification phase through to production trials, ramp-up and final handover.
Develop strong relationships with the operations teams, equipment suppliers, line technicians and operators, internal support functions and the site leadership team to ensure safe delivery and handover of projects to a high standard on time.
Key Duties & Outputs
Directly responsible for:
Detailed planning of plant commissioning, testing, production ramp-up, and training
Management of Water trials, Production trials and equipment optimization
Leading and co-ordinating production ramp-up
Equipment troubleshooting and compilation of snagging lists
Co-ordination of Operator and Engineer training
Drawing up new safe working practices and operational procedures
Regular progress reporting of Commissioning
Ensure compliance to company procedures and standards during commissioning and start-up
Key Project team member contributing to:
Project Scoping and User Requirement Specifications
Reviewing and approving Functional Design Specifications
Change Control processes including Food Safety and Operation Safety Risk Assessments
Early Equipment Management and Asset Criticality studies
Identification of critical spare parts and ongoing maintenance requirements
Reviewing Installations and checking Mechanical and Electrical installation acceptance criteria achieved
OEM / Supplier liaison
Compilation of final Project Handover files
Reports directly to Operations Manager.
Dotted line to relevant Capital Project Manager(s)
Key interfaces with Engineering Managers, EHS dept, Food Safety & Quality dept, Continuous Improvement Manager, Shift Team leaders, Operators, R&D Teams.
Experienced Engineering or Operational leader with extensive experience within an FMCG manufacturing environment.
Candidates with an Engineering background who have experience of day-to-day leadership of operational teams are preferred.
Excellent organizational, communication and influencing skills.
Highly competent oral and written communicator.
Awareness of machinery safety, PUWER, Task Risk Assessment techniques, HACCP and Hygienic Equipment Design would be advantageous.
Understanding of early equipment management and Continuous Improvement techniques would be advantageous.
Sound knowledge and experience of Food and Drink manufacturing sector would be advantageous.
Purpose of the job: