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Location Hereford
Date PostedFebruary 6, 2020
Category Engineers
Job Type Permanent


We are recruiting on behalf of our industry leading client based in Hereford who require an Engineering Supervisor to join them on a full time, permanent basis. The purpose of this role is to provide Engineering supervision/support and expertise as directed by the engineering manager to your team and production department. You will be required to support other engineering departmental managers when required.

The ideal candidate will have existing experience in a supervisory role within an engineering department. You will be an analytical problem solver, someone who can transform complex issues and deliver coherent solutions quickly and accurately. An independent thinker, able to make effective decisions and demonstrate innovation for new and modified processes.

This role is offering a competitive salary of £45,000, in addition to a generous pension scheme.

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering supervision/support and expertise as directed by the engineering manager to your team and production department. Support to other engineering departmental mangers when required
  • Carry out fault diagnosis/direction and provide rapid response to breakdown situations within the maintained areas
  • Audit safety systems, thus ensuring that safe working conditions are always maintained within the responsible engineering and production departmental areas
  • Exercise and promote as part of a team working environment a safe systems of work policy, to include undertaking method statements and risk assessment for tasks being undertaken
  • Ensure efficient communication between team leader and shifts, including control of Shift handovers and in-house system entries
  • Adopt and pursue a working style that will continually improve and enhance work practices within the areas of responsibility
  • Monitor the engineering stores and ensure spares are available to ensure minimum downtime of critical plant within the area of responsibility
  • Investigate methods of reducing plant downtime and increasing plant efficiencies within the engineering department
  • Plan/implement and ensure planned maintenance activities are being carried out on all equipment within your department
  • Carry out Health and Safety improvements within your area and attend health and safety meetings
  • Ensure that your Engineering maintain housekeeping to a high standard as specified within the 5’S audit process
  • Implement and control a consultative team-working approach to quickly identify and resolve engineering problems within the responsible areas
  • Ensure that all engineering plant within the areas are correctly serviced, maintained and calibrated in conjunction with the planned maintenance system
  • Attendance of any meetings as required and supplying daily update information to the engineering manager for the morning brief
  • Ensure within the engineering team through the team leader the planning of shift/holiday cover resource
  • Carry out the necessary disciplinary procedures when required
  • Ensure communication to team is carried out through team briefs
  • Determine spares requirements and plan maintenance shutdowns with production

Candidate requirements:

  • Minimum: HNC maintenance/manufacturing engineering or similar
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within an engineering environment in a supervisory role
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to meet requirements within demanding timescales
  • Able to network and build relationships, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-reliant, flexible and resourceful
  • Sets high standards
  • Able to analyse and propose solutions quickly and accurately
  • Positive attitude and approach to all issues
  • Solution oriented
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of assign plant and its manufacturing environment

If you fulfill the above criteria and would like to know more, please call Rachael or Dawn on 01568 615262.

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