The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Site Engineering Manager at our Fakenham site. Fakenham is our dedicated Meat Free facility, producing vegetarian products under license for Linda McCartney Foods as well as some own label products for the major retailors.

The Engineering lead for the Fakenham site, responsible for delivering the vision of the engineering function across all manufacturing lines and utilities.

Reporting into the Head of Engineering, the core focus for this role is to ensure equipment and facilities maintenance is completed to a high standard ensuring machine availability is maximised and all compliance standards are met at all times. This includes the management of a team of Engineers to deliver results and timely implementation of permanent corrective actions against all causes of failures, ensuring equipment life is maximised while achieving optimum value for money.

This is a cross functional role working with our partners in Production, Technical, Planning and MPD to deliver the business requirements.

Other functions include: Cap Ex Project delivery, Process improvement, Equipment repairs, and Overhauls programs.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the role are summarized below and are subject to change according to business needs: 

  • Demonstrate leadership in the area of health & safety. Ensures all engineering and maintenance activities on site exceed the appropriate health and safety standards.
  • Put in place and ensure delivery of a skills training plan reviewed and updated annually. To lead the engineering team in the development and implementation of the site Engineering Planned Maintenance (PM) strategy. This will be instrumental in supporting the Engineering transformation, in moving from a reactive to proactive and predictable way of working in engineering.
  • To lead the engineering reliability team in development of planned maintenance schedules and develop robust relationships with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) to continually challenge schedules and develop effective future schedules.
  • To lead the engineering team in implementation of a strategy to return the Manufacturing Assets line by line, ‘to their original operating conditions, by a matrix management approach with manufacturing.
  • To lead the definition and implementation of a predictive maintenance strategy by using modern maintenance practices to reduce the level of intrusive maintenance, through Condition Based Monitoring, Thermography and Oil analysis.
  • To lead the definition and implementation of systems to support the Loss Ownership process, executing PM plans to deliver the asset mechanical performance, by utilising technical abilities and systems knowledge to achieve high plant efficiency.
  • To lead the engineering team in the identification of daily maintenance type activities to manufacturing through operators and technical operators, for delivery through the autonomous maintenance team e.g. 5’s Cleaning, Lubrication and simple mechanical maintenance tasks.
  • To build robust relationships key with stakeholders, providing engagement, education and awareness for the Planned and Preventative Maintenance processes.
  • To lead the Engineering Reliability team in defining the critical assets and assess the critical spare parts listings for the equipment, whilst ensuring obsolesce programmes for spare parts are in place.
  • Design CBM/GBM (Condition Based Monitoring) together with transition schedule for internal integration at agreed date.
  • Management of all Key contractors integral to support site reliability.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Engineering Degree or Equivalent (HND backed with Experience)
  • Minimum of 5 years in similar role, with track record of success.
  • Time served Apprentice. Electrical or mechanic 5+ years.
  • FMCG knowledge.
  • Proven track record building solid working relationships
  • Knowledgeable in Maintenance best practice and CMMS Systems.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft programs Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good technical analysis ability and proficient in report writings. 
  • Fully proficient in interpreting CAD, Process and Electrical drawings  

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary / rate of pay
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • A day off work to support our charity partners
  • Flexible working options
  • Pension
  • Medical benefit and access to a 'Wellbeing' portal
  • And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. We create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners. 

Our Vision 

To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality. 

Top Talent across the UK

Over our 5 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 1,100 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year. 

Our Business behaviours

As a business we strive to promote from within and our underlying business behaviours really enable us to drive this strategic objective. We believe we can provide an opportunity for all individuals to grow and achieve with Hain Daniels through demonstrating core behaviours such as ambition & energy, collaborative working, honest communication, innovation, delivering excellent quality, embracing versatility and equality

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!