Chief Engineer – 884230 – £Generous


To provide strategic and transactional management of Engineering team and processes


The Position

  • Provide strategic direction for maintenance activity on site
  • Ensure sustained performance of equipment and facilities on site focusing on cost reduction and equipment downtime
  •  Manage, motivate and lead the Engineering Team
  •  Refrigeration, Steam Boilers, Compressors, equipment and Waste-Water management experience
  • Optimise operational performance ensuring adherence to company and customer standards
  • Management of Engineering Labour and Maintenance budget as well as ad hoc CAPEX projects
  • Control of site stores and budgets
  • Coach and develop others to build capacity and develop succession
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and maintain awareness of new techniques and processes. ·
  • Work with all members of the management team
  • You will be responsible for the training & development of the engineering team and demonstrate knowledge of continuous improvement




Person Specification

  • Previous experience in a similar position (food manufacturing is essential)
  • Qualified engineer – ideally chartered
  • Leadership and management experience essential
  • Possess strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships with production
  • PPM Systems and project management experience
  • Working knowledge of HACCP standards
  • Experience of budgetary management
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility required, the site is 24/7 and therefore could be required to work outside of hours on occasion



Our Referral Incentive:

Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles unfortunately we cannot respond to each application individually, therefore if you do not hear back from us you have not been shortlisted for this role. Please continue to check our website for any other roles  which may be of interest.


We offer a £500 referral if you introduce someone we place – see our website for details –


We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK



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