Engineering Team Manager / Lead Engineer

Ref: SE17903 / 534_1623423956
Posted: 11/06/2021
Location: Cumbria
Salary: £40000 - £43500 per annum + Benefits

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  • Cumbria
  • Salary: 43500

Website Hunter Selection

Engineering Team Manager / Lead Engineer
West Cumbria / Lake District
Commutable from – Carlisle, Keswick, Workington, Maryport, Whitehaven, Millom, Penrith

Our client is a leading packaging manufacturer, part of a multi-billion-pound global group, with a reputation for product quality which is second to none and industry leading standards. They are looking for a hands-on electrical engineering team manager / leader, to manage the engineering operation.

Role & Responsibilities:

*Drive forward, improve and manage all maintenance aspects
*Be the sole electrician / electrical engineer, responsible for anything electrical related
*Leading a small team of engineers, to improve efficiencies, drive development & improvements
*Working on various production lines, automated machinery, PLC’s, power presses
*Leading and developing the engineering team
*Setting targets, monitoring KPi’s, influencing change
*Implement new maintenance strategies, PPM’s, cost saving ideas
*Responsible for health & safety, quality control, budget control & planning

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

*Role is going to suit a hands-on leader / lead electrician
*If you are working as a team leader / supervisor and want to take the next step up in your career with a growing and aspirational operation this could be the right role for you
*Must have strong people management skills, a strong communicator, influencer & leader
*Role is not going to suit someone who wants to just work from a desk
*Ideally have worked in the manufacturing industry
*Must be an industrial electrician / electrical engineer by trade
*Beneficial to have relevant electrical qualifications for safety purposes
*Able to electrically fault find on PLC’s and high-speed production/manufacturing machinery
*Have an understand of manufacturing efficiencies, quality, budget control, setting of targets
*Any experience of hydraulic power presses would be advantageous
*Have to be a “tough minded” – influence change, direct people to new places & develop them
*Must be a self-starter and driven character
*Have industrial knowledge of health & safety, continuous improvements, lean manufacturing

Shifts & Benefits Package:

*Salary:- £40,000-£43,500 – Monday-Friday Days
*Benefits:- Private Pension, Life Assurance X4, 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays, Various Benefits

Job Reference No: SE17903 / 534

Suitable candidates should apply immediately by calling our Managing Consultant for this vacancy –
Chris Gumm on 01275 371981 or by sending your CV directly to him at

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.
Hunter Selection is an employment consultancy and currently has permanent vacancies for Engineering and Manufacturing professionals throughout the South West & South East of England. If you are looking for work in this area, we may be able to assist you. Contact us directly on 01275 371981 and discuss your requirements with one of our dedicated consultants.