Engineering Manager

Asahi Europe Ltd
Duloe, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Cornish Orchardswas founded in 1999 in Duloe, South East Cornwall. The success and growth of our ciders and soft drinks has been incredible and we put this down to great people, great ingredients and a passion for great cider.

Cornish Orchards blends the best of traditional cider-making with all the best practices you expect to see in a modern dynamic drinks business. We pride ourselves with our attention to quality, food hygiene standards and environmental practices to produce the very highest quality products.

Following the recent exciting acquisition, since April 2019 Cornish Orchards has been part of Asahi Europe Ltd. Asahi Europe Ltd is a subsidiary of Asahi Group Holdings Ltd, a global beverage and food company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan and has a significant international presence in over 80 countries

Today, Cornish Orchards are a passionate team of over 35 local staff, working hard to create premium soft drinks and award winning ciders, to serve a wide variety of markets, both local and further afield. As a growing business, we are now looking to take on an ambitious Engineering Manager to join our friendly team.

Key responsibilities:

Maintenance Management:
  • Develop both planned and reactive maintenance programmes for all areas and carry our maintenance tasks.
  • Introduce effective spares inventory to support asset care systems.
  • Prepare and oversee insurance inspections.

Budget Management:
  • Create and manage zero-based engineering budgets in association with area managers.
  • Control Engineering spares stock to ensure adequate levels are maintained at all times.
  • Reduce utility costs through Continuous Improvement processes.

People Management:
  • Develop an asset care strategy and ensure that all production teams understand their roles in autonomous maintenance tasks.
  • Development and mentoring of Engineering Apprentice.
  • Manage the wider engineering team through key sub-contractors, allocating people and resources to tasks in the most efficient and effective way.

Hygiene, EH&S & Legal Compliance:
  • To meet and exceed production quality standards at all levels.
  • Ensure the health and safety of staff within the workplace.
  • Manage engineering legal compliance requirements and calibrations.
  • Ensure safe systems of work are always in place and complied with.

Project Management
  • Taking an active role in the 3 year site development programme
  • Ownership of small and medium sized site projects ensuring completion to agreed budgets and timeframe

Your ideal background:
  • A qualified artisan, preferably demonstrating both mechanical and electrical skills with a flexible and hands-on approach as required subject to schedules and production issues.
  • Experience in a FMCG packaging environment, preferably cider/beer.
  • A good understanding of health and safety.
  • Coaching style with the ability to develop and grow people's knowledge and capability.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills.
  • Disciplined approach to work including the ability to work under pressure to manage conflicting priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Good planning and organizational skills with an ability to operate independently and an attention to detail.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to motivate, lead and inspire a team
  • A confident, determined character with the ability to communicate amongst a variety of people from customers to contractors to Managers and Directors.
  • Hands-on and proactive approach with a positive "can do" attitude.
  • Self-motivated with a flexible approach to workload

On offer is a competitive basic salary plus generous benefits package, inclusive of:
  • Generous Cider and Beer Allowance
  • Discounted local Gym membership
  • Eye tests
  • Annual Health Check
  • Staff discount in our shop
  • 25 days holiday
  • Super career development
  • Christmas and summer events!

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