About the Role:
Are you an experienced Maintenance Engineer? Are you passionate about leading or influencing people?  Looking for a new challenge?

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our innovative approach to our Engineering Operations across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Engineering Team Leader to join our progressive team, based at our Hereford site.

At Avara Foods we put great emphasis on people and investment into their future, so we need leaders who are equally passionate about developing others. 
Join us as an Engineering Team Leader and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life. 

Purpose of the role:

Reporting into the Engineering Manager, the Team Leader will be expected to lead, support and develop their team.  Engineering is critical to our current and future success, so you’ll make sure that our equipment is reliable, limit downtime and maintain high standards to protect the health and safety of our people, and the quality and safety of our food. 
Your key responsibilities as Engineering Team Leader will include:
  • Ensuring employee and product safety at all times, by ensuring full training is given and maintaining adherence to Avara Foods safety and hygiene standards.
  • Carrying our risk assessments 
  • Controlling the maintenance budget and of all capital jobs.
  • Maintaining good communications with senior production staff, ensuring that all breakdowns or potential safety hazards are attended to immediately, 
  • Supervising engineering and maintenance activities, including projects, contractors and complex work activities
  • Ensuring modifications to the plant are carried out safely, compliantly and professionally. 
  • Ensuring current legislations, regulations and best practices methods are always adhered to
What we are looking for:
  • Qualified to HNC level 3 or equivalent 
  • Mechanically / electrically competent
  • Computer literate in the Microsoft Office suite and other bespoke systems
  • Ideally NVQ level 4 in Supervisory Management or experience in a Team Leader role
  • Be able to communicate effectively at all levels and ensure communications are clear and understood, be able to engage and motivate teams 
A little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.
All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:
  • Virtual interview process
  • Daily temperature screening
  • Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
  • Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
  • Face coverings required in all shared spaces
  • Increased cleaning regimes across sites
As an Engineering Team Leader you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
  • 31 Days Holiday 
  • 5 % Pension 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources
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. 

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