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Engineering Manager

Position: Engineering Manager
Reporting To: Site & Planning Manager


This post is a salaried position and as such, whilst contracted at 39 hours per week, working hours are dependent upon needs of the business. This may include working weeks in excess of 39 hours as required. Working week is based on five over seven days, to include bank holidays and weekends as applicable.

The Engineering Manager will manage effectively and efficiently the day to day operation of the engineering / maintenance department. This position has responsibility for organizing and maintaining a preventative maintenance system for the site; managing the sourcing of plant spares and the maintenance of stock levels. To work hand in hand with other departments to produce quality, cost effective product, whilst abiding by all statutory requirements and Company Policies. To work as part of a team to ensure that Quality, HACCP and safety standards are met to produce the highest quality products and service to internal and external customers, with maximum plant efficiencies and minimum downtime.

The Engineering Manager will be expected to drive improvement in; health and safety performance, equipment reliability/availability, manufacturing processes, cost of manufacture and energy efficiency through the effective management of people, plant optimization, plant and process development and the use of measurement and performance management. Responsibility for ensuring food safety, integrity, legality and quality shall be clearly allocated and understood by line reports within areas of departmental responsibility.

Areas of Responsibility to include (not exclusively):
 Fresh milk and cream processing and packing equipment;
 UHT processing and packing equipment;
 Butter processing and packing equipment;
 Clean in place (CIP) systems;
 Ice Cream processing and packing equipment;
 Yogurt processing and packing equipment;
 Compressed air systems;
 Steam boilers and ancillary equipment as applicable;
 Air handling units and refrigeration.

Key Responsibilities to include:
 Managing the daily operation of the site maintenance function, identifying the root cause of problems and developing solutions in order to maximise efficiency and conform to internal and legal requirements.

 Maintaining and driving Overall Equipment Effectiveness and reliability as well as continuously improving plant performance across all aspects of the site.

 Managing the team on a daily basis, motivating and delegating work to ensure daily targets are achieved and that work is carried out efficiently and effectively.

 Managing the preventative maintenance management system.

 Coach and / or mentor colleagues, embracing shared knowledge to develop skills and to strengthen the team.

 Investigating and constantly improving and analysing causes of breakdowns and modifying plant and equipment to eliminate them.

 Liaising and co-operating with Production Manager to deliver agreed KPI’s.

 Ensuring that the factory infrastructure is kept at the required standard for a food manufacturing facility.

 Ensuring health, safety, quality and good engineering practice standards are maintained.

 Ensuring management of contractors is carried out efficiently and that contractors comply with Company Health & Safety Policy and Insurance Indemnity forms, method statements and that risk assessments are completed prior to commencing work.

 Assist with the formulation of revenue and capital budgets and plans, initiating and agreeing action required to achieve budgetary spend.

 Actively promote safety based culture and the application of all Health & Safety and quality requirements; identifying improvements in these areas where necessary.

 Building and grounds maintenance.

 To attend training meetings where necessary and to implement training updates as required and to ensure that all line reports are adequately trained to perform their duties correctly and safely.

 To pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.

 To ensure the engineering working areas are kept clean and tidy.

 To actively participate in a hands on / on the tools role as required.

 To participate in other duties that may from time to time be required.

Key Qualities:
 Dairy manufacturing / product knowledge and degree is preferred.
 Ability to identify, and exploit, opportunities for increasing profitability.
 An innovative and creative approach.
 Desire to challenge the status quo and seek solutions to business problems.
 Excellent communicational, interpretational and technical skills.
 Commercial experience and a commercial attitude.
 Ability to manage and motivate a team.
 Management ethics.
Jersey Dairy – Mission and Guiding Principles:
 We have a passion for our products and our business.
 We will focus on our customer requirements producing products of the highest quality and provide excellent customer service.
 All products will be safe and comply with the relevant legal requirements.
 We will seek to expand our business to areas outside the Channel Islands to maximize business potential and profitability.
 We will operate our business in a responsible manner that will provide our employees with secure well paid jobs, working within a safe environment.
 We will be open, honest and share information with our employees, encouraging learning, developing people and fostering teamwork. We will treat people fairly and respect different opinions. We will respect diversity in culture, gender, nationality, race and age.
 We will support innovation and initiative; learn from our mistakes and strive for excellence.
 We will always conduct our operations in a manner that protects the environment where possible.
 We will maximize the total return to our shareholders (the Jersey dairy farmers) by giving them a fair price for their milk and a good return on their investment by managing the business professionally.

Jersey Dairy – Business Objectives:
 Ensure the island has a sustainable milk supply that meets local requirements.
 Provide milk suppliers with the best and most sustainable price for their milk.
 Strive to maximize local and export sales at every opportunity.
 Strive to improve profitability through investing in the efficiency and effectiveness of the dairy.
 Build and maintain strong customer relationships across all markets by providing customers with high quality dairy products and excellent delivery of customer service at every level.
 Maintain a skilled, knowledgeable and flexible workforce and provide an ethical workplace with a safe working environment and safe systems of work.
 Develop off island sales to ensure a sustainable dairy farming industry.
 Work collaboratively across all departments to achieve a well informed and well-motivated work force.
 Do the right thing, first time, every time.
 Assist the person both in front of and behind you where you can.
 Challenge the status quo.
 Do not accept mediocrity.
 Maximize opportunities at every level.

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