Are you looking for a new challenge within the food industry? Are you a passionate and proactive engineering professional looking to drive performance across the site? Do you possess strong leadership skills and excellent project management skills?
We are currently recruiting for a Chief Engineer at our site at Consett. Internally, the role is known as an Engineering Controller. You'll work as part of the site leadership team to ensure engineering solutions support and enhance the delivery of the business plans.
As Engineering Controller, you'll have accountability for leading and developing the engineering plan and activities for the site enabling our operational teams to meet their targets. Our aim is to deliver a best in class Engineering function and you will do this by leading the Engineering agenda for the site.
You will lead a team of approximately 20 people covering engineering, facilities maintenance and administrative functions. It is key that you have an open and engaging management style which sets clear direction and standards and supports the team to meet such.
Key to your success will be setting and driving a performance dashboard to monitor and improve labour utilisation and asset availability and reliability amongst other critical measures. You will implement and maintain an effective and detailed PPM system which, when coupled with a consumable traceability system, will enable the team to calculate cost of asset ownership and identify areas of ongoing engineering focus and areas for investment.
Working closely with the Operations, Technical and SHE functions the Engineering Controller will develop and implement good manufacturing processes that comply with all Food Safety and Health & Safety requirements and that meet the needs of BRC and other customer specific standards.
You will set the direction and lead your team playing a key role in promoting a culture of continuous improvement in the function and across the site. Through role modelling, sharing best practice and developing the team you will enable the engineering function to deliver their potential, supporting your team to ensure they are focused, engaged and striving to the highest of standards at all times.
You’l proactively contribute to product development applying the best available technology and automation to create efficient and sustainable manufacturing processes, whilst also promoting the sustainability agenda to reduce environmental impact.
The Ideal Candidate
You'll already have a proven record of leading an Engineering department and your strong leadership skills will enable you to make an immediate impact, as well as providing a longer term contribution to the continuing development and success of the business. You'll need a passion for customer service as you'll be dealing with different internal and external customers both at site and across the Group more widely.
You'll also have the relevant Engineering qualifications in place at either HND or degree level. Previous experience of working within manufacturing is essential and a background within food manufacturing would be preferred.
Strong project management skills with experience of creating a lean enterprise culture are a requirement and possessing good problem solving skills. You'll also need to have past experience of making an impact on the bottom line when it comes to the Engineering department.
Not only will you be working for one of the country's leading food manufacturers, you'll also get to work for a company that really does put people at the core.