Engineering Shift Manager - Thrapston

  • Job Reference: 00109979-1
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Employer: Morrison Supermarkets PLC
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  • Location: Thrapston, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About The Role

Our Department Managers know how to work at pace and regardless of which department they work in they all have the same goal - to deliver great food to our customers. As Department Manager - Engineering, it's your job to ensure the Engineering team are meeting the demands of our busy factory's and minimising downtime on machinery. It's fast and ever-changing - are you up for the challenge?Reporting into the Site Engineering Manager you would also be responsible for:

  • Plan & prioritise work to minimise machinery downtime & ensure maximum use of resources.
  • Coach, lead and and manage a team of Engineers
  • Lead and support the Morrisons asset care programme and demonstrate its behaviours and have a hands on approach to repair and optimise the reliability of all equipment assets.
  • Co-ordinate maintenance priorities with the Maintenance team and ensure this is planned in advance to avoid production disruption and working closely with the site production team.
  • Undertake Crisis Incident Management, Accident and Near Miss investigations and ensure standards of discipline are maintained, handling infringements in line with company discipline & grievance procedures.
  • Ensuring the reliability of all equipment assets.
This role would be 80% working on the tools, with 20% of the role being around compliance, team management, handovers, PPM's.
About You

As well as tons of resilience you must have:

  • NVQ level 3 (or equivalent, ONC mechanical/electrical engineering, BTEC level 3 in mechanical & electrical/electronic engineering)
  • A proven track record in an engineering and fault finding role gained from a FMCG environment (ideally the food industry).
  • A proven track record of delivering strong results through a team in a people management role with strong experience of leading, coaching and managing teams. 
  • A good understanding of HACCP principles and ideally IEE qualification up to 17th edition wiring regulations would be advantageous. Strong leadership and coaching skills in order to engage motivate and develop large teams with varying skill sets.
In return you'll get competitive pay rates, up to 6 weeks holiday (including bank holidays) and many benefits including a discount card for you and 2 more for friends or family members giving you 10% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer company share options, Retirement Saver, Free Life Assurance and much more.
About The Company

From a Bradford market stall to the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain and the UK's 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer. 

We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK with up to 500 stores and an online home delivery service. Our 18 manufacturing sites provide our customers with the freshest produce from flowers, fish and veg to burgers and bread, all delivered to our stores via our 6 distribution sites by our 2,000 strong fleet. 

Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and over 97,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. We cover more than 11 million households with our service. With competitive, permanently low prices we are committed to helping our customers save money every day.

We are foodmakers and shopkeepers and #wemakemorrisons.

Why not hear about what our teams have got to say about life here at Morrisons: click here