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Deputy Engineering Manager

Smurfit Kappa
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25 Oct 2021

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Deputy Engineering Manager

Smurfit Kappa Composites are a leading producer of cardboard packaging tubes based in Whitehaven, Cumbria.

As a result of sustained business growth, confirmed investment plans and an imminent retirement, we are looking to increase the number and skills of our on-site engineering team.

With our sustained growth and future investment, we are looking for engineering colleagues to join our existing team and be an integral part of delivering future success. We have several roles available including a Deputy Engineering Manager.

Working days, the Deputy Engineering Manager will provide support to the Engineering Manager and also be the site electrician and electrically responsible person.

The role is ideal for an experienced engineer looking to progress into a management position and will undertake the following responsibilities:

To be the electrical duty holder on site.
The lead electrician on site, with hand on responsibility for all electrical breakdowns, electrical installations and electrical improvements.
To support the engineering manager to manage, improve and drive forward all engineering related aspects of the Whitehaven business.
To deputise for the engineering manager in times of absence.
Ensure robust procedures are in place and adhered to enforce the company and statutory authority policies in the factory environment - ensuring the business remains compliant with all statutory obligations at all times - in particular electrical compliance.
To demonstrate and promote a 'safety first' approach to engineering solutions.
Help to train and develop the site engineering function by setting clear objectives and strategies for reportees and support them towards their individual and collective targets.
Maintain excellent factory and inter departmental relationships and ensure that maintenance targets are met and costs controlled within budget.
Provide an on time service of acceptable quality standard as determined by customer and business demands.
Set an example to other employees in terms of high personnel practices and ethics.
Clear, demonstrable commitment to health and safety
Significant previous engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.
Certified electrical engineer with appropriate qualifications
A desire to be hands on both electrically and mechanically when required.
Demonstrates empathy and patience when appropriate
Has key understanding of manufacturing needs in relation to efficiencies, quality and budgets
Needs to be an effective and positive communicator
Proven record in developing engineering individuals and teams
Must have good analytical skills
Must be a decision maker
Must be an effective "self starter"

This role is a critical one for the site and offers the opportunity to join a successful business which has strong growth plans and significant future investment. In exchange, the salary for this role is up to £40k alongside Company Pension, 25 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays. The business strongly supports professional development with opportunities for training both externally and through its Engineering Academy.

If you would like to join the SK Composites team, please follow the link below, click the Apply Now button and follow the on-line application process.

Closing date: 12th November 2021
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