Job Description

Engineering Manager
Details of job role



37.25 hoursShift work

[Paid or unpaid]

Job location Main Office

R&D and Engineering

Head of department R&D and Engineering Manager

Line manager or supervisor
R&D and Engineering Manager

Direct reportees
Design Engineers

Job Purpose

oPlanning, directing and co-ordinating engineering activity relating to manufacturing
oSupervise and lead the engineering team to deliver the goals and objectives of the R&D and Engineering Manager
oHave full accountability for ensuring safety, customer quality, cost and delivery requirements are met.
oBe responsible for developing an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team by building working relationships ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.
oTo manage the team on best practice; establishing standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading the teams.
oSupporting both internal and external customers through provision of technical solutions to deliver their needs
oDevelop a culture of continuous improvement
oIntroduce successful R&D projects into the business until handed over to manufacturing ensuring competence before releasing responsibility;

Key responsibilities and duties

Delivering engineering excellence by ensuring:

oEffectively and efficiently managing the delivery of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets whilst meeting customer specifications, exceeding where possible quality and delivery expectations with day to day 'hands on' activity
oImplementing new R&D projects into the business until transferred to manufacturing
oDocument & report evaluations and lead customer signoffs for new products
oIdentifying and implementing engineering improvements across both own and supporting departments
oAssisting with resolution of quality concerns (internal and external customers)
oBuilding customer relationships (internal and external customers)
oSupporting both the Manufacturing Manager and Technical specialists through provision of support to enable them to achieve their objectives
oEnsuring departmental risk assessments are carried out in a timely manner and counter measures
oMonitoring the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
oCommunicating and liaising with other departmental managers regarding technical support through, for example provision of drawings, model, build schedules etc
oSupport and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality standards, and all other Company policies and procedures
oManage and lead the team, by
oensuring adequate staffing levels are available,
omanaging holiday allowances,
orecruiting high calibre employees;
oidentifying training & development needs of the team,
oconducting appraisals
omanaging attendance
oDealing with disciplinary issues
odaily supervision to maximise efficient productivity
odelivering a high performing multi-disciplined team
oDelivering a flexible, multi- tasking team
oConsistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standard and behaviours expected of them
oIdentify and qualify capital expenditure requirements
oProactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
oTakes ownership for team cohesion and team development
Developing a culture of continuous improvement

Qualifications required/ desirable

oHNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering
oDegree in engineering related discipline

Experience required / desirable

oMinimum of 5 years' experience in engineering environment
oCompetence in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
oDemonstrable evidence of leading a team
oAbility to communicate with employees at all levels of the business
oUnderstanding and ability to work in an SME
oKnowledge of Lean manufacturing
oKnowledge of sheet metal, fabrics and plastics
o3D Solid Works knowledge & understanding

Personal qualities and attributes required by the Company