Lead Maintenance Engineer.

  • Leigh, Greater Manchester
  • Up to £51000.00 per annum

Lead Maintenance Engineer

  • Leigh, Greater Manchester
  • Up to £51000.00 per annum
  • Posted October 24, 2023

Job Title: Lead Engineer

Location: Leigh

Salary: £51,000 per annum

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off (2 days, 2 nights)

Are you ready to take the lead in a dynamic food manufacturing environment? a thriving food manufacturing site, where success is shared, and your expertise is valued. We are looking for a Lead Engineer who is ready to make a significant impact on our operations.

Key Benefits:

  • The opportunity to share our success with up to a 7% discretionary incentive scheme
  • Contributory Company Pension Plan with generous life assurance and ill-health provision
  • 23 days of annual holiday

    Qualifications and Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Sound knowledge of workplace health and safety (IOSH certification is preferable).
    • Multiskilled, electrically biased, time-served engineer with HNC level or above qualifications.
    • Proficiency in computer literacy with a knowledge of CMMS systems.
    • Experience in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), preferably in the food industry.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


As the Lead Engineer, you will be responsible and accountable for the engineering shift performance, ensuring that our operations run smoothly. Your main duties will include:

  • Knowing the current performance of the production lines during your shift and allocating engineering resources accordingly.
  • Effectively planning and supervising the workload of the line engineers.
  • Carrying out ongoing repairs and maintenance across the site.
  • Ensuring Engineering Work Requests are completed within agreed timescales and carrying out planned work during non-breakdown situations.
  • Developing strong lines of communication between the engineering shift and the manufacturing teams.
  • Ensuring effective handovers between shifts, with detailed shift logs sent out.
  • Ensuring the shift engineers utilize all engineering systems.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of health & safety, food safety, and other manufacturing practices.
  • Upholding company policies and behaviors.
  • Understanding downtime issues and targets and communicating them to the line engineers.
  • Coordinating line improvements with the senior improvements engineer.
  • Coordinating continuous improvement (CI) activities on the shift.
  • Supporting engineering management during periods of absence (attending D/WTR).
  • Carrying out any tasks or duties deemed appropriate by your line manager.

Involvement in:

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the Lead Engineer will also be involved in:

  • Being a Safety Champion and ensuring safety compliance.
  • Acting as a CMMS Super User, proficient in Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.
  • Issuing permits to employees and contractors.
  • Being part of the engineering escalation process.
  • Working with the senior improvement engineer to conduct regular reviews of the skills matrix and identify skills gaps and training opportunities.

If you are interested please apply and Max Carr at the Recruitment Co. will be in touch.


The Recruitment Co. is an equal opportunities employer and we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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