Lead Engineer -Trafford

Department: Engineering
Location: Manchester (Trafford Park)
Closing date: 19th June 2024

Our Business

We are proud of our heritage and position as one of Europe’s largest specialist food companies, manufacturing and supplying authentic global foods which serve the chefs and owners of restaurants and takeaways, as well as a diverse range of consumers. With a strong portfolio of leading brands including Lucky Boat, Elephant Atta, Rajah, Green Dragon and Patak’s, our product range is as diverse as the people who chose to work here, and includes noodles, flour, rice, spices, sauces and oils. We pride ourselves on our passion for food and people, where collaboration, diversity, and inclusion are integral in everything that we do. This is underpinned with our employee resource groups where members and allies help create an inclusive environment and special events are celebrated. Westmill is a place where no one feels like the new person for long and everyone has the chance to make a real difference to the business by being their authentic selves.

The role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a shift engineering team in a fast-paced flagship site that has undergone a multi-million-pound investment with further significant capital plans in the coming years. Reporting to the site engineering manager and working closely with the Engineering Planner, Reliability & Control Systems Engineer, and Reliability & CI Projects Engineer, you will be responsible for supervising, coordinating and delivery of all shift engineering maintenance activities, both planned and ad hoc on your shift. You will be responsible for ensuring that weekly work plans are effective in achieving the lowest possible downtime whilst supporting the operations team to maintain production efficiencies in a fast-paced 24/7 FMCG environment.

Key accountabilities and skills:

The successful candidate will supervise the work of their team engaged in the planned maintenance and repair of different equipment as assigned to them by the engineering planner and plan the work orders assigned to the team. They will ensure all engineering work is carried out safely in an efficient and effective manner achieving high levels of performance on plant that produces food safe products. The lead engineer will also deal with contractor works ensuring they are managed in line with agreed engineering procedures, have the ability to diagnose cause of equipment failure and accordingly request spare parts & consumables required for the job.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience within a similar position, and experience of CMMS. You will have excellent communication skills, both orally and written, with the ability to manage the expectations of key stakeholders and possess a keen eye for detail.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary
  • ABF Pension Scheme membership
  • An annual Incentive Plan

Additionally, you will have access to a range of benefits aimed at enhancing your wellbeing both at home and at work; from a free and confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme to access to affordable loans and financial education, a cycle to work scheme and a day dedicated to volunteering in your local community. You will also have access to our benefits platform Extra Spice from day one, offering a huge variety of retail and leisure discounts.

Would you like to hear more?

We would be delighted to discuss this opportunity with anyone who feels they would be a great fit for this role and our business.  We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require at any stage in the recruitment process.

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