Lead Engineer Packaging

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
16 Feb 2017
16 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A global food manufacturer are looking for a Lead Engineer to take charge of the maintenance and improvement schedule of their packaging department

Client Details

The Food Manufacturer are a family-owned company based in South West England is part of a wider organisation with a turnover of 2 billion Euros. It is a leading European fruit transformation and chilled dairy producer manufacturing the internationally famous brands, as well as many private label products. They have production facilities across Europe and beyond including the USA, China, and New Zealand.

The company believes in people above anything else. Its success has come from empowering hands-on, pragmatic individuals within a dynamic, solution-seeking and market-share winning organisation. Entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged and consumer satisfaction is paramount. If you are willing to invest in the company the company will invest in you.

The work environment is fast, varied and "politic" free. Communication is uncomplicated and direct relying on the trust built through professional expertise and a real team player attitude.

There is pride within the organisation to be the manufacturer of simple, high quality food offering great value to the consumer. In short, an "international good food maker".

The Food Manufacturer is a major supplier of ambient fruit-based and chilled yogurts and desserts, dealing directly with all major retailers and sectors within the UK. They acquired a dairy site (180 people) and heavily invested in new, state-of-the-art, chilled desserts product lines, unique on the market.

The company has experienced rapid growth, doubling the size of the business in the last 4 years.


To have overall responsibility for maintaining efficient operation of the site filling and packing equipment. To ensure that other than planned downtime the filling and packing equipment is available and running at optimum levels at all times. To be proactive in meeting site requirements by reducing filling waste and minimising utility usage in the filling and packing area. To ensure all staff under your control are fully trained and conversant in all current and future site filling and packing equipment.


Site Filling Equipment

Site Packing equipment

Case Packers


Finished CIP System


Labelling & Verification Systems

Weighing Equipment


The Lead Engineer based in the South West.


  • Fully qualified Manager to minimum of city and guilds level ideally HNC or equivalent.
  • Experience and understanding of Plant Service Equipment.
  • Understanding of Health & Safety and legislation requirements.
  • Understanding of legislative requirements for utility equipment.
  • Understanding of food safety (HACCP).
  • Other on job training required eg Boiler Service, Refrigeration Experience, Water Service Requirements, and HACCP etc.


  • Excellent Man Manager
  • Good communicator and organiser.
  • Numerate and literate
  • Engineering aptitude
  • Self motivated and enthusiastic
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Drive to improve performance.

Job Offer

Salary of £40k