Engineering Manager

Posted 09 July 2024
Salary €90000 - €110000 per annum + Bonus
Job type Permanent
Discipline Engineering & Manufacturing
Contact NameWarren Watson

Job description

Vickerstock are working exclusively with the world's largest meat enterprise to recruit an Engineering Manager for their site in Wicklow.

This is truly an exciting opportunity for someone who is a Maintenance Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager, Manufacturing Manager or Project Manager to take that next step into Engineering Management with a company that is a global power house within the FMCG sector. As the Engineering figurehead, this is a significant career opportunity working for the world's leading food organisation. You will gain exposure to what is a dynamic and forward-thinking company with a credible track record within the Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb and Fish sectors.

The Engineering Manager will provide a vital role in ensuring the Engineering function across the site will run at an optimal level, this is inclusive of CI, Projects, Maintenance, Facilities, Site Services, Health & Safety, Budgets and Contractors.

What is in it for you?

  • €90000 - €110000 Base Salary
  • €4500 - €6600 bonus (KPI & Site Performance related)
  • Company Pension
  • Medical Cover
  • Potential Relocation from UK if required
  • Unrivalled career progression opportunities.

Key responsibilities as an Engineering Manager;

  • Develop, implement, maintain and regularly review a strategic development programme of the site infrastructure, process and production capability, developing capital investment plans as required.
  • Deliver capital investment improvements through the projects team to agreed timescales.
  • Effectively manage all site and legislative requirements for equipment, pressure systems, lifting equipment, etc.
  • Provide detailed reports on asset performance and condition and maintain accurate maintenance records.
  • Ensure financial controls and departmental systems and processes are followed and meet all internal / external audit requirements.
  • Plan activities and resources to ensure that work is completed on time, cost and quality. Take a broad view of resource planning and build effective contingency plans.
  • Effectively communicate information and provide both written and verbal reports to peer group and senior team.
  • Determine and implement the departmental budget process to ensure that required resources are obtained and controlled.
  • Negotiate and liaise with external contractors within prescribed limits to ensure best value is achieved.
  • Liaise with contractors to assess the quality and performance of their work to ensure correct standard are maintained. Evaluate contractor performance against SLAs and conduct regular contractor reviews with detailed records of meetings.
  • Administer and manage the permit to work system.
  • Manage self and others working to departmental safe systems of work; risk assess new tasks when applicable.
  • Evaluate new equipment for critical and base stock requirements.
  • Develop and implement new approaches to achieve continuous improvement and actively encourage, organise and apply lean techniques and processes.
  • Perform 'root cause analysis' on all site maintenance activity and investigate and implement improvements to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Develop and maintain a strategic succession plan for the department.
  • Use systems in place to identify critical spares, ensuring sufficient information is gathered to enable informed decisions to be made with reference to stock holding.
  • Evaluate data from Holistech to identify MTBF and put in place a robust maintenance plan to minimise failure.
  • Effectively manage waste streams to company and legislative requirements.
  • Understand environmental impacts and how those impacts can be reduced or eliminated.

What you will need to succeed as an Engineering Manager;

  • Previous engineering management experience within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of managing large teams and diverse technical and engineering activities.
  • Experience of developing and implementing capital expenditure plans.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools and techniques.
  • Proven track record in cost control, health and safety and management of quality systems.
  • Knowledge of legislative and environmental controls relating to the safe use of plant and machinery.
  • Proven track record in management and implementation of PPM CMMS based management systems.
  • Able to cope under pressure and flex with peaks in personal workload.
  • Able to use, create, understand, and act upon trends from management operating systems.
  • Able to anticipate / identify problems and own them through to conclusion; reflecting on process in order to share learning.
  • Demonstrate positive leadership by ensuring engineering and operational teams are coached, mentored, challenged and aligned to key business objectives.
  • Ensure engineering team is adequately trained and that skills are developed.