Technical Manager - Somerset

Kingston Barnes Limited
13 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Technical Manager - SOMERSET

Frome / Westbury/Shepton Mallett

Are you a Continuous Improvement Engineer looking for an exciting opportunity in Somerset?

Does the idea of implementing new process improvements on state of the art production machinery sound appealing?

Then get in touch! Kingston Barnes has an exciting opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Engineer for one of our clients in Somerset.

The Company: With the company's success continuing to grow steadily, they are looking at expanding the work force on site in order to maintain production levels. They are a market leader within a highly profitable manufacturing industry and are looking forward to another successful year within this marketplace. The business has shown consistent growth and is constantly developing new systems to maintain their competitive advantage in existing markets. The successful Continuous Improvement Engineer will receive support and development which will provide you with an excellent opportunity to further yourself and progress your career within a continually expanding business.

The Role: Within the remit of the role you implementing process improvements to the manufacturing line and process. This will include using Lean techniques, Kaizen and 5Y when necessary. You will write up process reports and be involved in actively promoting continuous improvement on site.


Technical Manager

Reporting to the Head of Technical, you will manage the day to day technical functions for the site, implementing the company standards and training of the staff to operate to them, whilst continuously striving to improve the standards.

Day to day decision making will be made by the Technical Manager however larger or more difficult decisions will be made by the Head of Technical - who will provide a high level of support on site.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

- - Day to day management of the technical team
- - Manage the HACCP on site
- - Implement into all factory areas the standards by which the Company operates and seek to raise them continuously (includes production, goods in, engineering, process.)
- - Manage the QMS system
- - Training of staff against the systems and procedures in place
- - Management of Factory non-conformances
- - Management for the investigation of customer complaints and implementation of corrective and preventative actions based on trending and analysis of data
- - Working with production to validate all processes and procedures
- - Managing the technical indicators, working with laboratory manager
- - Carrying out internal and hygiene audits in conjunction with the appropriate departmental managers to verify that the factory is complying to all customer codes of practice and BRC standards
- - Responsibility for pest control across the whole site
- - Managing internal and external audit actions with the departmental managers to ensure these are reduced and completed within the given time-frame
- - Reviewing internal Work Instructions and practices vs. customer codes of practice / BRC requirements to implement and train any required changes


- Technical Management background
- Experience of working within a food factory - preferable fruit or dairy
- Ideally, knowledge of customer codes or practice and BRC requirements
- Experience of Quality Management Systems
- Degree educated or equivalent in a Food Discipline
- Good organisational and time management skills;

If you are interested please call Justin Reynolds on ************ or apply online

* Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this position *