Engineering Manager

Job Reference: WM – 2108

Location: Kent

Salary: £42,000 - £50,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Engineering Manager


  • Effective engineering focus across our main plastic component manufacturing area
  • Implementation and control of planned (scheduled) maintenance processes and activity that supports our objectives relating to improved efficiency (OEE), legislative compliance and overall cost reduction.
  • Review of current skill sets, working practices and processes, and development of a high performing Engineering team with a proactive culture that meets agreed objectives, adds value, and supports our desire for continuous improvement.
  • Management and analysis of engineering related KPI’s in order to develop meaningful strategy, action and targets for improvement.
  • Ensure that all engineering activities are completed in safe working conditions and with full compliance to our internal safe systems of work, and health, safety and environmental legislation.
  • Active engagement with all business functions to provide a clear and consistent strategic engineering vision and objectives.
  • Define and submit business cases for engineering projects, which support our strategic vision, and ensure they are delivered on time and within budget.

About You:

  • Proven engineering experience and knowledge in a similar role (minimum 5+ years).
  • A demonstrable history of leading high performing Engineering teams.
  • Professional qualifications in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (BTEC, HNC, HND or degree).
  • NEBOSH or IOSHH managing safely (or equivalent).
  • Proven experience in a lean operational environment (where continuous improvement and change management was the norm).
  • Financial, problems solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to turn complex analysis into meaningful strategy.

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, if you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK