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Location:
Cupar, UK
Type:
Permanent
Closing Date:
07 Jun 2020

Engineering Manager

The Role & Key Responsibilities

At AB Connect, we are driven to make a difference on farm, in business and for our industry. We are the UK’s leading manufacturer of pig and poultry compound feed, and we know that by working closely with our customers, we utilise the science behind nutrition and turn it into practical solutions that enable their businesses to grow.

As part of the AB Agri Community of businesses, AB Connect is a unique group of leading agricultural businesses operating across the food supply chain, consisting of multiple businesses and brands.

AB Agri is a division of Associated British Foods plc. (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales in excess of £15bn, and over 130,000 employees in 50 countries.

This means we have the advantage of being backed by a truly global organisation whilst at the same time retaining our own values and ways of working.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced engineering manager to drive the performance and reliability of all Plant and Equipment at our site in Cupar. You will ensure feed safety, maximise process efficiency, provide service, feed consistency and a safe working environment on a best cost framework.

Your key responsibilities would be:

  • Demonstrate consistent Technical and Behavioural leadership at all times
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation & Statutory Inspections, ensuring health & safety is always suitably prioritised and that teams operate safely
  • Ensure that the achievement of food safety is always a priority
  • Develop and manage the PM schedule for all Plant & equipment through implementation of a new CMMS.
  • Consistently drive improvements that reduce energy usage, improve yield, and drive throughput of the plant.
  • Create the budget plan for the financial year and maintain control of spend
  • Engage with operational teams and support Lean implementation activities
  • Own the 5 year Capital Plan with Central team; Support execution of major site works

 

    Skills & Experience

    People Leadership

    • Utilise strong technical knowledge and be a powerful advocate for culture change
    • Demonstrate consistent Technical and Behavioural leadership at all times
    • Deploy effective communications to all stakeholders in a timely manner
    • Ensure adequate competence (skills, experience, knowledge) of all Engineers.
    • Ensure all engineers are at, or working towards, multi-skilled status (mech & elec)
    • Manage the technical and behavioural performance of Engineers
    • Motivate team members to continuously develop and reward, where appropriate

    Health, Safety & Environment

    • Ensure health & safety is always suitably prioritised and that teams operate in a safely
    • Own and manage safe operating procedures & risk assessments for Engineering teams
    • Ensure compliance with ALL relevant legislation & Statutory Inspections
    • Manage Site Contractors in a safe, controlled & compliant manner 

    Quality & Feed Safety

    • Ensure that the achievement of food safety is always a priority
    • Ensure Preventative Maintenance compliance with HACCP and company standards
    • Support adherence to UFAS/Audit actions and requirements
    • Ensure Hygienic practices are applied to Engineering work (internal and contractors) 

    Planned Maintenance (PM)

    • Manage the PM regime for all Plant & equipment.
    • Plan and execute all activities in conjunction with other business functions
    • Ensure all PMs  are completed on time, in full (>95% conformance)
    • Work with teams to resolve Plant breakdowns in a timely and effective manner ensuring Production Availability (within the confines of Health, Safety, Environment & Feed Safety)
    • Continuously improve plant & equipment reliability (RCAs, PMs, Re-Engineering)
    • Manage CBM programme (i.e. thermography) to drive cost-effective maintenance
    • Utilise the Computerised Maintenance Management system (CMMS) to ensure maintenance records are kept to Audit Standards
    • Manage the Plant SCADA system (DataStor) and change-control process 
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    Energy Efficiency

    • Own the monitoring of site energy performance and  take action on ALL deviations
    • Consistently drive energy efficiency improvements and activities. 

    Maintenance Budget

    • Create the budget plan for the financial year and maintain control of spend (by month)
    • Present & justify budget deviations through savings or risk reduction
    • Achieve savings through efficient use of suppliers, equipment and Procurement teams. 

     

    About The Company

    ABN is the UK’s leading manufacturer of pig and poultry compound feed providing products and complementary solutions to the livestock industries. Eleven feed mills nationwide manufacture more than 2 million tonnes of feed every year. ABN is part of AB Agri, an animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods plc. For more information please visit www.abn.co.uk

    Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

    We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

    So that we can support you to perform at your best, please let us know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process by emailing Careers@abagri.com

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