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Site Chief Engineer

Date Posted:
15 May 2019
Contract Type:
Job Advert
Are you an engineer that wants to work right in the heart of a business, keeping it running today while building an exciting tomorrow?  Do you want to be at the forefront of innovation and lead the next generation of engineers and technicians?  If this sounds like you, we should probably talk.

We operate in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector – food.  It might not be fashionable but it’s a highly competitive sector that is changing rapidly.  Investment in new technology and automation is constant and we’re innovating more than ever to stay ahead of the competition by being more efficient, more productive.  After all, we’ve got 60 million mouths to feed.
Purpose of the role:

Reporting into the Head of Engineering, you will lead the Engineering Operation at the Abergavenny site, developing the site engineering team to deliver optimum performance of the manufacturing plant and equipment. 

Working closely with the Site Manager, you will generate a portfolio of strategic projects across the site, delivering these from idea generation through the full project lifecycle to successful project closure. Other key responsibilities will include:
  • Working closely with the Head of Engineering to develop and implement an Engineering strategy for the site
  • Defining the site Engineering budgets and managing spend against these budgets 
  • Working with the Engineering Manager to develop the site Preventative Maintenance Plan and ensuring effective delivery
  • Delivering Engineering Projects to the specified KPI’s, SLAs and budgets
  • Leading the plan and delivery of ISO50001 Projects to meet the company commitments 
What we are looking for:
To be successful as our Site Chief Engineer you will have a sound engineering background and experience of managing change and capital projects, gained within an FMCG environment. This role requires someone that has proven leadership flair, the ability to motivate others, strong communication skills as well as the ability to make decisions quickly. 

It is essential that you hold a degree in an Engineering discipline, and demonstrable experience in the management and leadership of maintenance staff.
A little bit about us:
We are Avara Foods, one of the UK’s biggest food businesses.
You might not have heard of us, but you may well have eaten our food. Our team of over 6,000 talented individuals make great tasting chicken, turkey and duck products for some of the biggest retailers and restaurants in the UK. 
What’s in it for you?
In this role of Site Chief Engineer you will be instrumental in our current success with an opportunity to help shape the future of our business and you’ll do it in a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.  

As a valued member of our Engineering team you can also look forward to a comprehensive benefits package. 

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.