Engineering Supervisor

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Job Role: Engineering Supervisor

Salary: £57,200 - £62,920

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Type: Full Time / Permanent

Hours / Shift Pattern: Seven days a week on a five-day shift rota basis. E.g. Five days on and two days off, which could include weekdays like working Thursday through Monday with Tuesday and Wednesday off. 12 Hour shifts.


Everest People Solutions are recruiting for an experienced Mechanically biased Engineering Supervisor for a large animal by product rendering plant. The purpose of the Engineering Supervisor is to enhance the efficiency of production lines by delivering both planned and reactive engineering solutions to minimise downtime. You will manage a shift team of approximately 10 engineers in this hands-on supervisory position.

Key Duties & Responsibilities for the Engineering Supervisor

* Collaborate with the Head of Engineering to identify and address potential issues, aiming to minimise downtime.

* Assist in exploring methods to improve plant productivity.

* Coordinate with the Engineering Administrator to ensure an adequate supply of spare parts.

* Maintain housekeeping standards in the stores and ensure critical spares for departments are at agreed levels.

* Follow preventative maintenance (PPM) and lubrication schedules.

* Work with production shift supervisors and managers to schedule necessary works, ensuring all required permits are obtained before starting.

* Provide advice and support to external contractors during installation works.

* Ensure the health and safety of the work environment, adhering to site safety standards and leaving work areas clean, tidy, and safe after completing tasks.

* Monitor all machinery and ancillary plant during production, completing relevant paperwork.

* Address any defects, following processes to satisfactory conclusions.

* Confidently work on main components such as pumps, mincer blades, presses, screws, gearboxes, motors, and other animal by-product machinery.

* Attend any required meetings and courses as directed by the business.

Requirements for the Engineering Supervisor

* Proven experience in an engineering supervisory role within a rendering, processing or heavy manufacturing environment, demonstrating strong leadership and technical skills.

* Strong team player with the ability to manage and motivate a team through a hands-on approach, fostering collaboration and ensuring high performance.

* Capable of making well-considered decisions under pressure and effectively communicating these decisions to relevant colleagues to ensure smooth operations.

* Certification in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodologies, with a focus on continuous improvement.

* Higher qualification in IOSH or NEBOSH for health and safety standards.

* Proficiency in problem-solving techniques, including 8D methodology.

* Proficiency in creating and analysing Value Stream Maps (VSM).

* Experience with Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMs).

* Experience with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.

* Experience with Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures.

* Skilled in fault-finding techniques such as half split, input/output, and the 6 Point Technique.

* NVQ Level 3 qualification in a mechanical discipline.

* Experience with calibration processes and procedures.

* Detail-oriented with a keen eye for identifying potential issues and escalating them appropriately to prevent disruptions.

* Excellent communication skills, enabling you to convey technical information and instructions clearly to team members and other stakeholders.

* Proficiency in English, both spoken and written, ensuring clear and effective communication
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  • Negotiable
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  • CV-129235
  • Permanent
  • 10

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