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Head of Engineering Manager

Job Description

Head of Engineering

Maintenance & Reliability

North West

Excellent Package

We currently have a superb opportunity for an experienced Engineering Leader to join the team at a high-volume, process manufacturing facility.

The Head of Engineering will be responsible for asset and reliability improvement, with a strong focus on improving asset integrity, up time, and cost.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic development of the engineering function, drive performance ensuring all targets are achieved.
  • Provide strong leadership and technical guidance to Asset & Improvement Engineers & a multi-disciplined maintenance team.
  • Promote a Continuous Improvement culture via effective implementation of lean tools & techniques.
  • Monitor asset performance to ensure all priorities are met, implementing asset improvement work, reducing variable production costs and product quality improvement activities to increase average OEE from 70% to 80% through leadership & investment.
  • Review current maintenance activities and identify opportunities to improve performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Manage a budget of more than £3 million.


  • Qualified Mechanical Engineer (HNC/HND/Degree).
  • Proven experience of Maintenance Management/Engineering Management in a multi-site, process manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to deliver asset improvement projects to budget.
  • Knowledge of world class manufacturing standards and modern maintenance techniques; Lean, Six Sigma, CI, TPM, RCA, RCM.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Strong leadership skills.

Our client can offer a stable career, a rewarding package and great potential for further development.

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

Please note that calls to and from the offices of Morgan Ryder Associates Ltd. may be monitored or recorded. This is to ensure compliance with regulatory procedures, record business transactions and for training purposes.