Engineering Supervisor

07 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Working within the Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Power Generation and Process Industries, our client is the world leader in the invention, production and supply of high-nickel alloys for critical engineering.

Due to continued growth, we are currently looking for a Multi-Skilled Engineer for their plant in Hereford, UK. This role reports to the Engineering Manager and is to provide engineering supervision/support and expertise as directed by the Engineering Manager to your team and Production Department. Support other Engineering Departmental Managers when required.


* Provide engineering supervision/support and expertise as directed by the engineering manager to your team and production department. Support to other engineering departmental managers when required.

* Carry out fault diagnosis/direction and provide rapid response to breakdown situations within the maintained areas.

* Audit safety systems, thus ensuring that safe working conditions are always maintained within the responsible engineering and production departmental areas.

* Exercise and promote as part of a Team working environment a safe systems of work policy, to include undertaking Method statements and Risk assessment for tasks being undertaken.

* Ensure efficient communication between team leader and shifts, including control of Shift handovers and Miquest entries.

* Adopt and pursue a working style that will continually improve and enhance work practices within the areas of responsibility.

* Monitor the Engineering Stores and ensure spares are available to ensure minimum downtime of Critical Plant within the area of responsibility.

* Investigate methods of reducing plant downtime and increasing plant efficiencies within the engineering department.

* Plan/Implement and ensure Planned Maintenance activities are being carried out on all equipment within your department.

* Carry out Health and Safety improvements within your area and attend health and safety meetings.

* Ensure that your Engineering maintain housekeeping to a high standard as specified within the 5'S audit process.

* Implement and control a consultative team-working approach to quickly identify and resolve engineering problems within the responsible areas.

* Ensure that all Engineering plant within the areas are correctly serviced, maintained and calibrated in conjunction with the Planned Maintenance System.

* Attendance of any meetings as required and supplying daily update information to the engineering manager for his morning brief.

* Ensure within the engineering team through the team leader the planning of Shift/Holiday cover resource.

* Carry out the necessary disciplinary procedures when required

* Ensure communication to team is carried out through team briefs.

* Determine spares requirements and plan maintenance shutdowns with production.

Minimum Qualifications:

* HNC Maintenance/Manufacturing Engineering or Similar

* Minimum of 5 years' experience within an engineering environment in a supervisory role.


Able to communicate effectively at all levels.

Independent thinking and decision making.

An analytical problem solver - someone who can distil complex issues into coherent solutions.

Ability to meet requirements within demanding timescales.

Able to network and build relationships, with strong interpersonal skills.

Self-reliant, flexible and resourceful. Sets high standards.

Able to analyse and propose solutions quickly and accurately. Learns quickly

Positive attitude and approach to all issues. Solution oriented

Innovation to new/modified processes

Must have knowledge and understanding of assign plant and its manufacturing environment