Engineering Team Leader

Major Recruitment
14 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Engineering Team Leader

Based in Blackburn

Salary: Negotiable

A fantastic FMCG company based in Blackburn are seeking an experienced and driven Engineering Team Leader to join their team on a fill time permanent basis. You will be required to work closely with the production team maintaining and over seeing a small team to service all processing machinery across two sites to ensure that machinery downtime is kept to a minimum and that all preventative maintenance is conducted in advance to avoid production disruption. You will need to have worked in a similar manufacturing environment and be able to carry out preventative maintenance, fault finding and deal with machine down-time efficiently.

The candidate will rotate as part of a multi-disciplinary team working seven days a week across both day and night shifts. Excellent communication skills are a must as well as a flexible and proactive approach to ensure the needs of the business are met.

Your duties will involve:

* Maintain and improve safe working practices for the department and site.

* Conduct meaningful shift handovers at the start and end of the shift.

* Maintain current and future systems and procedures.

* Ensure permit to work systems are maintained.

* Control and overseeing external contractor.

* Responsible for shift cover/return to work policies.

* Identify team/shift training requirements.

* Assist the operations teams in ensuring the correct operation of equipment, ( offering help/guidance in training).

* Maintain and improve standards of craftsmanship and tidiness.

* Maintain and expand the use of company CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management System, currently Agility is in use). Including

* PM systems

* Spare parts booking in and out

* Services

* You will provide assistance in troubleshooting and identification of equipment problems.

* You will maintain a relationship with operators to foster a good team environment.

* You will be able to write SOP’s and other technical documents in support of the engineering department as well as the end users.

* Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and practices.

* Conforming to company health and safety procedures and policies.

Key attributes and skills:

* Time served engineering apprenticeship or equivalent.

* Experience in managing and motivating a team.

* ONC/HNC in engineering or equivalent.

* Good experience and able to demonstrate a methodical approach to fault finding, including PLC’s

* Excellent I.T Skills

* The successful candidate will hold a strong engineering background, ideally electrically bias with mechanical skills.

* Conversant with Health & Safety rules, regulations and best practices.

* Ability to prioritise workload and concisely record information

* Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics.


* 4 on 4 off - rotating across day and night shifts (no Saturday PM working)

If you are interested in this role please contact me on the details below or contact Lizzy miller @ Major Recruitment

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