Engineering Maintenance Manager

Closing date
30 May 2021

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Are you a result focused leader who is passionate about driving continuous improvement and empowering cultural transformation? Looking for a new challenge?

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to improve efficiency and maximise productivity across Avara Foods. We are looking for a highly competent and motivated Engineering Maintenance Manager to join our Engineering Team, based at our Hereford site.

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven leader who can promote and drive change through inspirational leadership skills and behaviors.

Purpose of the role

To manage the planning, organisation and delivery of the Engineering operations. You will be responsible for the delivery of the day to day maintenance activities, weekend & mid-week plans.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Manage the planning, organisation and delivery of Engineering operations

Deputise for the Engineering Manager

Responsible for the accurate upkeep of maintenance records

Maintain a high level of reliability and availability of factory equipment through an effective planned maintenance regime for the factory asset base

Maximise added value and ensure full compliance with all legal/company specific inspections and calibrations.

Contributing to the annual planned and predictive maintenance budget requirements for manufacturing assets, including repairs and maintenance, contracted services and term contractor support.

Ensuring safe engineering practices across the site, including contractors

Responsible for the training and development of all Shift Engineers

Communicate and collaborate with other colleagues, suppliers and contractors

Understanding of engineering and operational KPI's and be able to identify areas for improvement

Lead and support improvements projects and initiatives

On-site Contractor Management

What we are looking for:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering gained in a suitable engineering discipline, for example, Mechanical or Electrical

Significant work experience ideally within a Foods manufacturing or FMCG environment.

CEng status or working towards it

Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate, develop and drive a team of site engineers

A strong communicator with excellent writing skills and the ability to collaborate and work in a fast-paced environment

A little about us:

Avara Foods is one of the UK's largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation's most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:

Virtual interview process

Daily temperature screening

Rolling out risk based Lateral Flow Testing across operational sites

Social distancing measures - including floor markers and 2m separation where possible

Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens

Face coverings required in all shared spaces

Increased cleaning regimes across sites

Virtual meetings and remote working

What's in it for you?

As an Engineering Maintenance Manager you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.

We offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

33 Days Holiday

6 % Pension

Private Medical Cover

Life Insurance

Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources

Relocation support

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

Interested? Don't hesitate! Go to the "Apply now" section to download our application form

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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