Engineering / Maintenance Manager


    Questech Recruitment Ltd

    Questech are recruiting on behalf of our client in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

    This client are a fast paced food manufacturing facility and are looking to recruit an

    Engineering / Maintenance Manager

    The Role:

    • Must have a Degree / Diploma/ HNC in an Engineering discipline
    • To lead the site Maintenance / Engineering function, providing both a reactive and pro-active, multi-skilled maintenance service on all operational equipment and facilities infrastructure and executing long-term strategic plans.
    • This includes ensuring that the facilities, layout and machinery used to produce new and existing materials / products run to their maximum efficiency and output.
    • This would be carried out by total preventative maintenance schedules and managing mechanical / electrical breakdowns.
    • Includes people management and capex / budgetary / cost reporting in liaison with General Manager.
    • Ensure that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to as well as the procedures and documentation for the Food packaging BRC accreditation required for our customers.
    • Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes to aid and improve operational performance.
    • Develop the engineering team to improve their knowledge and skill, recommending any additional training where required.
    • Identify performance issues and implement appropriate and pragmatic solutions through the use of problem-solving skills, tools and techniques.
    • Develop a Planned Maintenance (PPM) schedule, ensuring full preventative maintenance is carried out, plan in missed maintenance activities, and lead and monitor the team to ensure delivering on time and effectively.
    • Assist with any breakdowns/projects when required (unplanned absence, several breakdowns at one etc.)
    • In consultation with the appropriate personnel, be able to correctly prioritise the workload for the overall benefit of the site performance.
    • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Maintenance activities.
    • Responsible for the proposal of capex s and once approved, managing the expenditure, in liaison with Operations Manager
    • Manage implementation of any new machinery within time and budget restraints, including the management of the external and internal services required for implementation.
    • Ensure all contract of services are up-to-date and completed when required in timescales agreed and recorded for internal records.
    • Ensure that designated buildings, plant and facilities are fit for purpose and to provide proactive support/solutions when required.
    • Work as part of the Management team to share ideas and improve operations, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities as well as process and procedures.
    • Attend various meetings with production and planning, communicating actions and instructions to team.
    • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems quickly and cost effectively.
    • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department.
    • Manage contractors on site and ensure they meet legal and company requirements.

    This role is working:

    Monday – Friday Days
    (Must be flexible to suit the business needs)

    The salary will be between £50,000pa – £55,000pa

    + Car Allowance, Bonus Scheme and Excellent Benefits.

    For more information regarding this position contact:

    Laura Riding – Questech Recruitment Ltd.