Deputy Engineering Team Leader

The Deputy Engineering Team Leader is responsible for overseeing and managing all maintenance engineering activities whilst on shift.  This includes ensuring that maximum uptime is achieved by using exacting engineering standards in the most efficient ways possible and that best practise is used to achieve and maintain maintenance standards.

A key element of the role also requires the post holder to coach and mentor their direct reports by modelling best practise and demonstrating how to complete tasks effectively and efficiently. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Coaching and mentoring a team of engineers as they develop, test, modify, and create solutions to technical problems.  This will be with support from the Engineering Development Manager.

  • Aiding the Engineering Manager and Engineering Team Leaders in ensuring engineering solutions are put in place so a permanent fix and the root cause of breakdowns/failures are identified and addressed.

  • Continually improving and maximise uptime by ensuring that repairs are completed to a high standard and in a timely manner.

  • Ensuring continuous improvement with regards to planned preventative maintenance (PPM).  This includes reporting on the overall effectiveness of the system, ensuring PPM targets are met and that each planned maintenance is scheduled at appropriate times, effectively completed and closed.

  • Increasing efficiency by evaluating each production line on a daily basis and identifying what engineering work is required.

  • Ensuring the engineering department is working to its optimum by providing all engineers with clear instructions and guidelines required to perform their roles, this includes sound engineering systems.

  • Communicating clearly with the senior engineering management team, Engineering Team Leaders and other Deputy Engineering Team Leaders to guarantee cross shift communication is effective.  This will include the writing and provision of shift reports.

The role is within an extremely fast paced environment.  Applicants must have the ability to manage a busy and demanding workload, have strong organisational skills and be able to prioritise, be attentive to detail and be able to remain calm under pressure.  They must have a formal engineering qualification to at least City and Guilds level, ONC/HNC level or equivalent, and it would be advantageous to have experience working in a food manufacturing environment and/or have a sound knowledge of the maintenance of modern food processing plant machinery.

This role is ideal for a Shift Maintenance Engineer looking to take the next step in their career. 

The Deputy Engineering Team Leaders work an eight day shift pattern where four consecutive shifts of 12 hours per day are worked, followed by four consecutive days off, rotating on a fortnightly basis between dayshift and backshift.  Dayshift is 6.00am to 6.00pm and nightshift is 6.00pm to 6.00am.

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If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV with a covering letter that clearly explains how your experience meets the requirements of the role to  


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