Location
Cullompton, UK
Job Function
Engineering
Type
Permanent

The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Engineering Manager

Location: Cullompton and Uffculme, UK

Contract and Shift details: Permanent – Monday – Friday 37.5hrs per week

Are you an Electrically qualified Engineer with team leadership experience looking for an opportunity to lead Engineering and Maintenance across two animal feed production sites in the beautiful countryside of Devon? If so, join our team today

You will manage a team of 5 across both sites with a role that’s roughly 60:40 Management/hands on maintenance. You will oversee all plant equipment ensuring that the Mills are running to the maximum when it comes to feed safety, performance, efficiency and reliability in line with the set monthly budget.

Other responsibilities will include:  

  • Promoting best practice and right first time with the team offering supportive leadership and continued development
  • Ensure the sites meet compliance with all relevant Legislation & Statutory Inspections
  • Health & safety is always prioritised and that teams operate safely and that all works are followed and documented on Maintenance/business systems
  • Manage the PPM regime for all Plant and Equipment factoring in jobs lists from other departments and inspections to priortise work
  • Working closely with our Operations Manager contribute to the budget plan for the financial year and maintain control of spend (by month).
  • Contribute to overall budget plan and CAPEX submissions presenting any budget deviation requirements, proposing solutions for potential savings or process optimisation plans as well as looking at ways to improve overall site performance.

This is a great opportunity for someone that is looking for a management position but still likes to be hands on the tools and utilise your experience. We have lots of opportunity for improvements but alongside a varied workload you will have the support of a great team and onsite management.

To be successful in this position some of the knowledge, skills and experience we are looking for:

  • Qualified Electrical Engineer to a minimum of; HNC (or equivalent) with high voltage, control panel and fault finding on older plant machinery
  • Ideally Multi Skilled with Mechanical / Electrical Engineering
  • Good H&S knowledge in legislation and application (IOSH qualification desirable).
  • A logical and structured thinker, with a strong ability to solve problems.
  • Exposure to high volume manufacturing; CI or Lean methodologies.
  • Strong Communication skills: Ability to engage and motivate teams and individuals with previous line management experience
  • Ability to support 24 hours on call (via a rota system)

Location

For this role you will be based mainly at our Cullompton site but both sites are approx. 15 mins from each other therefor travel between the two locations will be required as needed.

About The Company

Rewarding your passion

When you join us, you'll do meaningful work and be rewarded fairly for it. From annual salary reviews and incentive bonus, ongoing career development and enhanced family, financial and wellbeing benefits – these are just some of the ways we reward you - from day one. 

About us

ABN is the UK’s number one animal feed business, serving pig and poultry producers across the UK. These range from large corporate customers through to family-owned farm enterprises. We service these customers with feed, nutrition, advice, and related services.

We’re part of AB Agri, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF plc) and we’re passionate about feeding the world responsibly and affordably by making quality animal feed, creating nutrition and technology-based products, and offering data services for the agri-food industry.  What sets us apart is how we delight our customers - and that’s because of great people like you.  People with different life experiences who share common values. Together we’re building a fair, innovative and inclusive culture. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to ensuring our application and recruitment processes work for everyone so if you need any additional support (like alternative formats for your application, bringing a support dog to the offices, a sign language interpreter - or anything else) just let us know.

Application Notes

We hope you feel that AB Agri is somewhere you can thrive and so we’d love to hear from you. We get a lot of applications for our roles and sometimes need to close the process early so register your details and upload your CV via our careers website as soon as you can – it will only take a few minutes.

When you do, we’ll ask you some equal opportunities questions just to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive – or show us areas we can improve. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions and this won’t affect your application.

Apply today or contact our recruitment team for more information.

Agencies and media sales

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We don’t accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them

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