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Factory Engineering Manager

Employer
Refresco
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Refresco BV
Factory Engineering Manager - Bridgwater, Somerset
Competitive salary, benefits, performance bonus, private healthcare

Refresco, the world's leading independent soft drinks manufacturer, seeks an experienced, qualified Factory Engineering Manager to lead the factory engineering team to improve factory equipment and performance efficiencies and reduce operational costs at our state of the art, highly automated site in Bridgwater, Somerset. Refresco Bridgwater has significant £multi-million spend planned over the next 3 years and this is a pivotal role to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

About the role
As Factory Engineering Manager you will report to the Factory Manager to identify long term, chronic repeat issues and eliminate root causes of breakdowns and speed loss. You will manage a team of Asset Care Engineers, specific to your factory, and deliver the KPIs identified in the 3-year business plan. You will also provide key performance reports to the Engineering and Manufacturing management teams.
You will be a confident and people-oriented leader, inspiring those around you with your can-do attitude and excellent communication skills. You main deliverables are:
* Ownership of all Factory Engineering KPI's.
* Optimise frequency and duration of planned maintenance activities, ensuring appropriate service frequency levels.
* Provide coaching in continuous improvement tools and techniques to your team of Asset Care Managers plus members of the operational teams.
* Demonstrate a correlation between the planned asset care system effectiveness and line performance, showing value for money.
* Provide top level information and analysis on all operational areas affecting line performance.
* Develop close working relationships with our OEM's to deliver a balanced OEM scorecard.
* Minimise both planned and unplanned stoppages, to maximise machine up-time.
* Manage the Factory Engineering spend against budget and support the central engineering purchasing team by offering expert advice.

About you
You will have formal engineering qualifications (degree, HND or apprenticeship routes) and a number of years' experience in an engineering management role covering planned maintenance, continuous improvement and team management & development, ideally in Food & Drinks Production, other FMCG or Pharmaceuticals. You are considered by your team and colleagues to be approachable and transparent with a mature, collaborative situational leadership style, passionate about what you do with a proactive approach to tasks, issues and any barriers you may encounter.

Our pay and benefits at Refresco are competitive:
In addition to working for a growing, successful, secure, and stable company such as Refresco, with career growth and development open to all, we also offer the following:
* Competitive salary, Monday to Friday - 38 hours per week
* Great company benefits including: A bonus scheme dependent on achievement of targets.
* The chance to earn a refer a friend bonus.
* Access to a sports and social fund.
* Free, on-site parking.
* Good company pension scheme.
* Competitive holiday allowance.
* Life assurance.
* Holiday purchase scheme.

About Refresco
Our drinks on every table. That's the Refresco vision. We're a global business and currently produce 12 billion litres of soft drinks from 64 manufacturing plants in 12 countries and we're only just getting started.
We're the proud owners of six drinks manufacturing sites within the UK. Our UK business provides a great place to work for over 1,800 employees, who produce private label soft drinks and fruit juices for all the leading retailers.
Whether it's packed in cartons, bottles, or cans, we ensure that our products are made to the highest quality standards. Our products get where they need to be when they need to get there to meet the needs of our high-profile customers.

We love hearing from great people
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If you require any additional support or adjustments to help you make an application or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at (url removed) and one of the team will be happy to help.

We welcome applications from all and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all job applicants
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