Engineering Supervisor

  • Location

    Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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    £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tahanee Twist

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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An excellent opportunity has arisen for a talented individual to join our client's Manufacturing facility in North Yorkshire.

The successful candidate will be accountable for the safe, reliable operation of the plant and effectively manage the team of Shift Maintenance Engineers. The role covers a wide range of preventative, predictive and reactive maintenance. In addition the role requires the individual to be proactive in driving improvements in maintenance methods and techniques in keeping with known standards of quality, safety and hygiene. The role works closely with the production team, requiring good communication skills to ensure that daily goals are achieved. The Engineering Supervisor will also drive and implement the reliability excellence strategy and manage Capital Expenditure investment.

Main Duties:

* Ensure all work is carried out safely, efficiently and accurately by the shift engineering team through KPI's
* Act as the sponsor for safe operations in the on-site engineering function, requiring close cooperation with the EHS coordinator and site management team
* Ensure permit to work requirements are followed at all times
* Use predictive maintenance techniques such as thermo-graphic imaging and vibration analysis as well as experience, skill and judgement to make regular assessments of the plant condition
* Introduce a maintenance Management System to log faults and report potential problem areas, extract fault information, generate work orders and log completed work
* Implement equipment reliability improvements and develop new maintenance methods and techniques
* Ensure the plant runs effectively at all times and investigate causes of downtime and implement action plans for improvement
* Develop the skill base of the engineer team to ensure all team members reach their full potential


* Minimum of 5 GCSE's grade A-C (including Maths and English) or equivalent secondary qualification
* Relevant Engineering qualification HNC/HND
* Thorough understanding of EHS and ensuring a safety culture - formal EHS qualifications such as IOSH/ NEBOSH would be advantageous
* Diagnostic trouble shooting and Root Cause Analysis
* Advanced understanding of predictive maintenance techniques, vibration analysis, thermography and ultrasound is strongly preferred
* Proven track record of managing capital engineering/ maintenance projects
* Use of a computer based maintenance system, preferably MAXIMO
* Clear communication skills (fluent verbal and written English) with the ability to communicate with colleagues on different levels in the organisation
* Experience leading and motivating a team of professional engineers with the ability to conduct training
* Ability to be hands on and work in detail at an operational level when required
* Understanding of Continuous Improvement techniques and how they are applied
* Able to take ownership and accountability for actions
* Self-starting with personal drive and motivation to proactively identify issues and deliver solutions to problems
* Able to work effectively under pressure and be comfortable with ambiguity

Please note the consultant looking after this position is Tahanee Twist