Engineering Manager

Department: Engineering
Location: North London (Enfield)
Closing date: 28th January 2022

Westmill is a specialist food supplier whose market leading brands include Elephant Atta, Amoy, Asli Atta, Lucky Boat, Patak’s, Pride, Rajah and Tolly Boy. Found in the best professional and home kitchens, our brands are respected for their quality and authenticity. Our vision is to be the market leader in every kitchen for trusted, authentic global foods, working with our trade partners which include wholesale as well as cash and carry, food service, grocery and B2B channels. Westmill is a culturally and ethnically diverse environment, with a unique friendly family feeling where no one feels like the new person for long and everybody has the chance to make a real difference to the business.

Recently Westmill concluded a multi-million pound investment across its sites. Part of this investment involved transferring our Rajah Spice packing operation from Trafford to Enfield, which entailed the installation of new form, fill, seal and automated case packing equipment. There is further investment planned for further automation within this facility. We are looking for a self-starter who can advance our maintenance and asset improvement strategy through implementing change with their team.

What the role offers:
This is an excellent opportunity and an exciting time to be joining the site leadership team as Site Engineering Manager.
Reporting to the Site General Manager you will have site wide Engineering ownership which includes the head office and the entire food manufacturing/packing operation where we pack c.40k tonnes of edible oils and coconut products per annum plus 2k tonnes p.a. within the Spice packing department. The role is demanding, high profile and will be a fantastic platform to grow a significant career within a global food business. Working with a highly professional and dedicated team, this will give the opportunity to shape and influence, whilst also building new skills & experience.

What the role entails
A strong leader of Operational Engineering, capable of motivating and leading maintenance teams to perform to the best of their ability. Steering the site Engineering function to collaborate with Operation to ensure that OEE targets are met and improved to deliver the most cost effective quality product to its wide customer base.
Ability to deliver excellent engineering standards, embedding the changes and providing clear leadership to support the site team through all future changes. Ability to implement a robust engineering strategy working with OEMs, alongside our operations and capital teams, linked to reliability, performance improvement, asset care, risk management and essential replacement. Development and adoption of pro-active Maintenance Best Practice Systems.
Developing our people, having an organisation fit for the extended site and beginning our journey on apprenticeships. Liaising with other Westmill and ABF sites to share best practice and set standards, and responsibility for safety and legal compliance.

What’s in it for you:
In addition to a competitive remuneration and benefits package, working at Westmill offers a great opportunity for you to gain some fantastic experience, really build your development and ultimately grow your career, in the UK or internationally either within Westmill or Associated British Foods, our parent company.

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