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Engineering Manager.





Job reference: ES/TNT/EMM

Posted 2 months ago

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Location: Merseyside/Cheshire

Role Overview: As the Engineering 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:

  • Lead, mentor, and manage a Maintenance Manager who manages a team of engineers, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Oversee the strategy for the department working closely with the site manager and technical department.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to plan and execute maintenance schedules, prioritize projects, and manage resources effectively.
  • Drive initiatives to identify and implement process improvements, predictive maintenance strategies, and technology upgrades.
  • Manage the engineering budget, tracking expenditures and making recommendations for investments in equipment and resources.
  • Establish strong relationships with suppliers and vendors to source quality parts and services, negotiating favourable terms.
  • Act as a technical expert, providing guidance on complex engineering issues and participating in troubleshooting efforts.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, new technologies, and best practices to continually enhance the manufacturing process.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience in engineering management within the food 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 prioritizing tasks and delivering results within deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to liaise effectively with internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field; additional certifications are advantageous.



  • Competitive salary package, circa £90,000 per annum + car allowance and benefits.
  • Chance to work with a market-leading food manufacturing business in Merseyside.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.


Application Process: If you are an accomplished 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 to Emma Symonds, quoting the reference ES/TNT/EMM