Lead Engineer - FMCG

  • Location
    Glasgow, Glasgow City
  • Category
    FMCG jobs
  • Contract Type
  • Shift Type
  • External Reference

The main purpose of the role is to effectively manage Engineering resource ensuring continuous improvement and optimisation of plant and equipment within an FMCG environment.


-To manage, develop and maximise individual and team performance, through the utilisation of sound leadership and coaching techniques.
-Develop 'Line Plans' identifying key areas of 'downtime' and remedial actions necessary to negate re-occurrence.
-Ensure all plant, equipment and ancillary building services are maintained to the highest standard.
-Prepare team briefs and group discussions to improve communication and craft motivation.
-Be instrumental in the effective use of resource in relation to Planned Preventive Maintenance Scheduling and unplanned equipment failures.
-Strive to forge strong bonds with operations, becoming more aligned and customer orientated as a result.
-Drive Engineering standards, in particular Craft Performance, Attitude, Workshop cleanliness, Job and Tool Audits.
-Deliver and support site legislative requirements focusing on Safety, Quality and Good Manufacturing practices.
-Understand weekly expenditure and benefits gained through the adoption of a 'Value for money' approach to Cost Centre Management.
-Liaise with the HR department to control and monitor absenteeism within the Craft Engineering Team.
-Identify and manage cost effective area improvement projects to gain competitive advantage within the business.
-Maintain shift and task briefing/tracking boards to accurately reflect and track job requirements and completion.

Skills & qualifications required:

-Recognised Mechanical / Electrical Engineering qualification. City & Guilds minimum
-Thorough understanding of PPM techniques
-Strong desire to develop and coach team performance
-Working knowledge of Legislative standards within the FMCG environment
-High level of numeracy and ability to analyse and interpret data
-Proactive approach to Problem solving
-Ability to identify and implement Process improvements

Day shift & Night shift hours
12 hour shifts (average 3.5 days per week)
Overtime available 1.5 rate

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