Assistant Engineer Manager

Posted 1 November by Zenith People LTD
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Zenith People are working with our client who have an opportunity for an experienced Assistant Site Manager to join the business on a permanent basis. The main purpose of the role is to Assist the Site Engineering Manager in the running of a busy, fast moving Manufacturing plant. Working a Shift Pattern of 4 Days on, 4 Days off this role involves managing the shift-based engineering teams operating on a continental shift pattern giving cover 24/7 within a large manufacturing facility producing high volume, high quality products.


  • To ensure the safe operation of all people, plant and equipment
  • Responsible for engineering permits to works including contractor control and monitoring when applicable
  • To ensure PPM’s are completed to a high standard utilising the Shire system for accurate planning and tracking. Challenge and improve the PPM with the shift teams
  • To coach the teams and develop their knowledge, skills and standards
  • Completion of Piranha Reports for all work completed by yourself and direct reports
  • Challenge engineering staff utilisation and completion rates for planned and unplanned works in line with the KPI
  • Take ownership of countermeasures that have been identified, plan and implement accordingly
  • To develop the knowledge of the shift teams and call upon the functional support from the wider Engineering team
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis into failures
  • Focus on Top 3 issues weekly in line with Production KPI
  • Responsible for the management of visitors and service providers
  • To attend tier meetings and support the Business Units and their teams
  • To develop the relationships of shift leader and production mangers/leaders in the running and reporting of the shift
  • Support the engineering manager by developing and ensuring compliance to both engineering quality and safety standards
  • Participate and communicate in detail with all team members at weekly meetings
  • Develop the training matrix for shift leaders and shift engineering teams
  • To conduct appraisal reviews and implement personal development plans
  • Take a proactive role to ensure actions are taken to reduce downtime and increase efficiencies.
  • Assist with the training and development of others where appropriate.
  • Identification, raising and closure of Near Misses
  • Workshop only to be used when working on jobs or computer based work such as inputting work orders, 5-WHY’s, Asset Care etc.
  • Drive a 'can do’ attitude through the team


  • HNC or Higher
  • Advanced HSE Qualification
  • Qualified in Leadership training
  • FMCG exposure
  • General awareness of site services
  • Maintenance systems (CMMS)
  • Appraisal systems (PDP’s)
  • Electrical & Mechanical process
  • Electro- Pneumatics systems/Hydraulics/Conveyor systems
  • People management
  • Preventative maintenance & techniques
  • Route cause analysis


  • A natural leader with the ability to drive change
  • Knowledge of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering/Maintenance
  • Flexible and hands on approach
  • Previous experience working in a similar role at a similar level
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Resilient in the face of adversity
  • Self-starter who is accountable for self and encourages others to do the same
  • Application of CI methodology

If you are an experienced Maintenance Technician with Supervisor experience please click apply now.

Reference: 51544423

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