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Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager (SE20600 / 534) Hampshire, England

Salary: GBP52000 - GBP55000 per annum + Benefits

Engineering Manager  
North Hampshire / Surrey

Commutable from – Basingstoke, Farnham, Woking Guildford, Aldershot, Reading, Farnborough

£52,000–£55,000 + Bonus


Benefits:-       9% Private Pension, Life Assurance X5, 23 Days Holiday, Discounted Memberships


Our client is a leading packaging manufacturer, part of a multi-billion-pound global group, with a reputation for product quality which is second to none and industry leading standards. Due to succession planning for the site they are looking for a brand-new Engineering Manager to develop & grow the engineering function.



Role & Responsibilities:


  • Manage a team of X2 shift engineers, with the aim to increase the headcount by 2023
  • Happy to be a hands-on manager to begin with as they grow and develop the team
  • Build business cases for capital investment, procure suppliers & develop structure
  • Drive forward, improve and manage all maintenance activities across the site
  • Develop and manage the PPM system for the plant
  • Support the plan of workload and set priorities for maintenance
  • Manage the engineering budget (£250k per annum) including CAPEX and Capital projects
  • Look for areas of continuous improvements & implement lean manufacturing activities
  • Create new SOP’s, method statement, RAM’s, RTW’s
  • Ensure that daily, weekly, monthly and annual targets are achieved
  • Health, Safety and Environmental management – analyse & monitor data



Knowledge, Skills & Experience:


  • Must be happy to be a “hands-on” manager – understanding a clear vision of succession planning & development of the engineering department
  • Be an electrically biased engineer by trade, with considerable mechanical experience
  • Ideally have previous experience as an engineering manager / leader
  • Must have worked in manufacturing – FMCG/Packaging industry would be great
  • Able to manage complex budgets, set and meet goals/targets
  • Strong and effective communicator, approachable and dynamic
  • Must be “tough-minded” when required and carry sufficient credibility when dealing with business
  • Continuous improvement mindset, knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques
  • Able to train & develop engineering team members
  • Previously have developed new PPM procedures
  • Understand manufacturing needs – efficiencies, quality & budgets
  • Able to analyse & report on data to senior management level
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Health & Safety management




SE20600 / 534


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