Engineering Manager

Pets Choice Ltd
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

About the Company

Pets Choice is in a transformation period, having grown from an SME to a larger sized business. We are looking to recruit motivated individuals who love challenges, take ownership, and are eager to develop within a fast-growing business.

Position: Engineering Manager

We are seeking an Engineering Manager to lead our Engineering and Maintenance department at our manufacturing sites in Blackburn. Reporting to the Head of Manufacturing, you will be responsible for various key functions:

  1. Lead the Engineering and Maintenance Team across our Blackburn manufacturing sites
  2. Provide process control fault finding, code diagnosis, and PLC knowledge
  3. Support and lead CAPEX projects
  4. Execute preventative maintenance strategy
  5. Work with Stores and Procurement to ensure the supply of machine parts
  6. Minimize machine downtime
  7. Implement continuous improvement processes
  8. Coach, train, and cross-train team members
  9. Perform hands-on maintenance when required
  10. Lead the team in repairs and record measures taken
  11. Conduct electrical and mechanical maintenance
  12. Troubleshoot equipment problems
  13. Build relationships with Production and foster a team environment
  14. Write technical documents to support the department and end users
  15. Continuously develop skills and knowledge
  16. Comply with health, safety, and environmental policies

Qualifications and Skills Required

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Ability to lead, coach, and train with high energy and team engagement
  • Strong Electrical and Mechanical knowledge on Food processing machinery
  • Excellent process control knowledge
  • Competency in building electrical control systems
  • Engineering apprenticeship and relevant qualifications in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in fault-finding within an FMCG environment
  • Understanding of HACCP, COSHH, and GMP principles
  • Effective communication, assertiveness, and decision-making skills
  • Root Cause Analysis and CMMS experience
  • Passion for quality, best practices, and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of internal H&S audits and processes
  • Adaptability to change
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