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Engineering Shift Manager.





Job reference: CH/TNT/378

Posted about 1 month ago

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Location: Preston

Role Overview: As the Engineering Shift Manager, you will be a vital driving force behind the maintenance and operational efficiency of our client's food manufacturing facility. You will spearhead a team of skilled engineers and collaborate closely with other departments to ensure seamless production processes, uphold quality standards, and optimize equipment performance.

Key Responsibilities:

·     Daily Meetings. Active participation of daily meetings and responsibility for allocated follow up actions. 

·     Responsible for the accuracy of all company information displayed on company notice boards within the Engineering meeting room for the designated area.

·     To plan the Preventative Planned Maintenance schedule for the designated area.

·     To plan PM and corrective works for nights and weekend teams to carry out through the planning meetings.

·     Ensure PM compliance per designated area.

·     Motivation of total team to meet production and engineering targets and efficiencies.

·     Ensure staffing levels are reviewed and managed on a daily basis and escalated to the Senior Engineering Manager with appropriate recommendations in place if required.  This will include holidays, absence and training cover. 

·     The purpose of this role is to ensure the smooth running of all machinery in the designated production area via the Lead Engineers and Multi-skilled Engineers. Plans, organises and co-ordinates the total activities and resources of their areas of responsibility. Responsible for the safety, quality and legality of all products and processes within the department.

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience in engineering supervisory/team leader/management role within the manufacturing industry, with extensive leadership experience.
  • Strong technical background with expertise in maintenance and reliability practices.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills, with a track record of fostering a collaborative and high-performing engineering team.
  • In-depth understanding of health and safety regulations, quality standards, and compliance requirements.
  • Proficiency in implementing maintenance strategies, including predictive and preventative maintenance.
  • Strong project management skills, capable of prioritising tasks and delivering results within deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to liaise effectively with internal stakeholders and external partners.


  • Competitive salary package, circa £55,000 per annum.
  • Opportunity to lead and shape a skilled engineering team.
  • Chance to work with a market-leading food manufacturing business.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.

Application Process: If you are an accomplished Shift Engineering Manager with a passion for operational excellence and a desire to contribute to the success of a prominent food manufacturing business, we invite you to apply. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, quoting the reference CH/TNT/378.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applicants.