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Engineering Team Leader | Proftech

Engineering Team Leader

  Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Reference #: 893692_1529938714
Location: Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
Salary: £33000 - £34000
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 25/06/2018

Job Description

Job Title: Engineering Team Leader Reports To: Operations Manager


The role of the Engineering Team Leader is primarily to support the running of the factory by managing the engineering team, resolving breakdowns and by delivering maintenance to our engineering systems. Secondly, they are also required to drive improvement across the site in terms of new machinery, hygiene, quality, and performance.

Working an 8 hour, Monday-Friday day shift pattern.08 30-1700

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Delegating workload to the various engineering teams.

Attend to breakdowns onsite ensuring that there is always a rapid response and that plant equipment and machinery breakdown time is minimised.

  • Always endeavour to reduce downtime of site plant and machinery.
  • Carry out repairs to equipment during production, effectively and efficiently, either alone and/or as part of a team.
  • To be capable of operating all engineering equipment to include centre lathes, universal milling machines, surface grinder and a variety of hand tools.

Deliver on plant uptime and maintenance KPl's through planned, preventative & predictive maintenance; Deliver improvement work on various equipment across site.

  • Ensure engineering time is managed effectively and that that there is low Engineering downtime and help to improve the site OEE, Health & Safety and Good Working Practices.
  • Maintaining tools and equipment, so that they are in a safe working condition; as well as making sure that the workshop and plant rooms are safe environments always.

Always adhere to Technical procedures and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP).

  • Work in a clean and orderly manner in compliance with the Company's Hygiene Code of Practice. Ensure all Health and Safety standards are met, and that all equipment complies with Company and legal standards.


Maintain daily engineering report log.

  • Assist with stores organisation/stock control. Ensure work orders are completed on time Liaise effectively with external contractors.

Willing to learn new skills (on and off the job) and train others if and when required and represent the engineering department in production meetings and contribute to effective communication within the engineering team.

  • Make sure that there is good reporting and communication channels in place between manufacturing, the engineering team, and senior management. Knowledge of DC drives would be advantageous

Develop and maintain good working relationship with Production Managers; and present a good image of the engineering department, act in a professional and positive manner at all times.

Supervisory Responsibilities Managing a small team of 12 engineers across 4 shifts


A minimum of 4 years engineering experience

Multi-skilled with formal engineering qualification to NVQ Level 3 or higher, in a mechanical subject.

  • Nationally recognised apprenticeship in an engineering discipline;


Have a proactive approach to fault finding, a commitment to continuous improvement, and personal development.

  • Must have the knowledge, discipline and initiative to work alone.
  • Practical attitude
  • Applies a team approach to engineering issues.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Must have effective communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Computer literate and a working knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings/manuals;
  • A logical and flexible approach to working;
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency and should be proactive in driving through continuous improvement initiatives; and possess excellent decision making skills.

Education & Experience

  • Proven experience of working within a fast moving manufacturing industry is essential.
  • Experience of working in a plastics processing environment preferable.
  • Extensive experience in carrying out and analysing breakdowns.
  • Various types of welding experience, such as MIG / TIG Welding. Experience in managing contractors on-site.

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