Engineering Manager

Job Reference: WM-1850

Location: Kent

Salary: £45,000-£50,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Key Responsibilities – Engineering Manager:

  • Will be responsible for setting, monitoring and achieving clear KPIs to ensure “Engineering” are integral to attaining continuous productivity, machine efficiency and product quality improvements.
  • Will promote the availability of technical data.
  • Will be a key stakeholder for capital expenditure projects, site infrastructure and new converting equipment.
  • Display excellent financial awareness, always ensuring value for money is attained.
  • Promote best practise Health & Safety standards, implement all legislative requirements and practises denoted within in our Health & Safety Policy Document.
  • Have a broad understanding of manufacturing within a Quality Management System {BRCGS / ISO90001} environment and how this will impact Engineering requirements.
  • Once approval attained will be responsible for all recruitment within the Engineering Department. Will ensure Engineering staff development and training requirements are addressed especially when considering Health & Safety requirements.
  • Adopt a “Hands On” approach, will mentor, train staff so as to ensure a greater breadth of knowledge is disseminated through departments.
  • Will establish a good team ethic between shifts and departments, ensure technical information is readily available to all.
  • Capital Expenditure projects, will specify, source and manage internal engineering and external specialist contractors for projects of this nature. Will focus that cost is kept under control and that all H&S requirements are being addressed.
  • To successfully manage and control substances potentially hazardous to health {COSHH}
  • Fire Marshal Certified, will be the site chief fire marshal, to implement processes to address all areas concerning fire risk management, to ensure site processes and procedures are legislative compliant.
  • Will be a key member of the company “Works/Health & Safety Committee.
  • Display a high competency in PLC programming and fault finding, also machine fault remote diagnostics utilising external technical staff as appropriate.
  • Will implement both engineering and procedural improvements so as to achieve our desired result of both enhanced productivity and improved machine efficiencies.

Job Knowledge

  • Have experience as a qualified Electrical or Mechatronic Engineer working within a continuous flow manufacturing environment.
  • Exhibit the ability/desire to strive for continuous improvement with productivity and machine efficiencies being paramount.

Skills / Competencies


  • Must display good organisational and communication skills.
  • Have the ability to influence others.
  • Embrace a strong team building ethos.
  • PLC programming competency
  • AutoCAD competent
  • Analytical approach to problem solving with a high attention to detail.


  • Have the ability to influence senior decision makers within our organisation.
  • Be proactive in establishing how their actions affect our business globally.
  • FLT & IPAF licences.
  • PAT Tester
  • Fire Marshal Certified


  • Successfully completed a recognised / structured engineering apprenticeship.
  • 17th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Recognised plc fault finding and repair skills.

Work Experience

  • Experience of Flexographic printing beneficial
  • 3-phase electrical fault finding and repairs.
  • Control panels, panel wiring, contactors, sensors, relays etc. etc.
  • Repairing/fault finding, motors, gearboxes, servo drives etc. etc.
  • Display successful management of large capital expenditure projects.
  • Possess all the skills to successfully be employed as an Engineering Manager.
  • Experience within paper conversion and packaging industries beneficial
  • Exhibit strong leadership and teamwork with at least 5yrs experience in a similar role.