Plant Engineering Manager (Manufacturing)

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04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Plant Engineering Manager (Manufacturing)

Zotefoams plc is a world leader in polymer processing technology. Using a unique manufacturing process with environmentally friendly nitrogen expansion, Zotefoams produces lightweight foams in Croydon (UK) and Kentucky (US) that are used widely in many applications including aircraft, the automotive industry and leading sportswear brands. They are enjoying a period of strong, sustained growth and are investing in their operational excellence programme.

Position: Plant Engineering Manager
Location Croydon (commutable from Mitcham, Sutton, New Malden, Epsom and surrounding areas)
Salary: £56,000
Benefits: contributory pension, life insurance, company bonus and enhanced share purchase scheme, 25 days holiday, flexible Friday scheme.


Zotefoams is seeking an experienced Plant Engineering Manager to manage and lead the activities of Engineering and Maintenance to ensure optimised and integrate assest management through the sustained best mix of asset care and asset exploitation.


- Development of Asset Care Strategy and ensure it is tailored to the needs of the business
- Ensure plant and equipment are maintained in a safe manner and that safe working practises are documented and used in provision of the maintenance service
- Ensure Project plans and budgets are delivered with minimum disruption to Operational activities
- Ensure all projects are managed with respect to Scope, time, budget, and risk to deliver target KPI's of the project
- Ensure robust communication processes exist with all staff, departments, contractors and suppliers within the Engineering and maintenance remit
- Maintain a constructive industrial relations environment conducive to the maintenance of high levels of labour utilisation and in compliance with all legislative requirements
- Develop and deliver annual improvement plan across Engineering and Maintenance functions
- Develop, gain approval of and implement schemes that will improve the cost effectiveness of the departments
- Input to the Strategic Planning Cycle for Engineering and Maintenance
- Ensure by on-going review that employees under your control understand their role and responsibilities for the continuous improvement of Company profitability
- Ensure by on-going review and all necessary corrective actions that the plans and budget are achieved or bettered
- Ensure by on-going training and skills analysis that all employees under your control have the required skills, knowledge and flexibility to meet the on-going changing needs of the business
- Ensure that all site equipment purchased complies with current regulations


- Minimum Degree level technically educated
- Mechanical and Electrical experience, including the ability to read and understand M&E drawings (We are also happy to consider those with a background in oil and gas)
- Fully IT competent and proficient in AutoCAD or similar system
- Knowledge and experience of engineering projects, maintenance, process improvement
- Experience in continuous improvement techniques and process improvements
- Familiarity with energy intensive processes and their management - thermal oil and steam heating, cooling systems
- Knowledge of BS5500, ASME VIII Div 1, 2 & 3, PED & PSSR, experience in pressure systems, nitrogen, use of compressors etc.
- Must be aware of OHSE & Environmental legislation
- PLC systems and controls
- Substantial personnel management experience
- Good communications skills & motivator of people

You may have experience of the following: Plant Engineering Manager, Plant Manager, Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Engineer, Production Manager, Operations Manager, Manufacturing Manager etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.