Site Chief Engineer – Crewe

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Join Our Site Senior Leadership Team as a Chief Engineer at our Crewe Bakery.

The Compleat Food Group, are one of the UK's leading chilled food production companies, we're on a mission to create great tasting, quality and affordable food, that people love to eat.

Our Crewe Bakery is proudly the home of our famous Wright's pies, and also frozen sweet and savoury bakery products. With two large bakeries operating under one roof, our dedicated team is wholly committed to crafting trend-setting pastry products, all meticulously prepared using the finest quality ingredients. 

At The Compleat Food Group, we don't just create food; we create food to make you feel good, tastes good, and do good for everyone. Our ultimate goal is to delight our customers and consumers every day by crafting the best possible foods that cater to their needs and budgets.

Why Join Our Team:

  • Innovation: We are passionate about understanding our consumers and continually pushing the boundaries of innovation. We encourage creative thinking and challenge the status quo to drive category growth for our customers.

  • Quality Focus: Quality is at the heart of everything we do. We take pride in producing the highest-quality food products that meet and exceed our customers' expectations.

  • People-Centric: We value every member of our organisation and foster a culture of respect, encouragement, and personal growth. Together, we aim to become number one for culture.

  • Safety: Health & Safety is our top priority. We promote and ensure Health & Safety awareness across the site to create a safe working environment for everyone.

The Role: Chief Engineer

As our Chief Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth running, efficiency, safety, and continuous improvement of our operations. Your responsibilities will include:

  1. > Managing the asset care program for the site, ensuring it meets safety, technical, and legislative standards.
  2. > Leading and challenging activities related to safety, including site refrigeration, fixed wiring, asbestos, water treatment, effluent management, boilers, equipment safety, and power.
  3. > Ensuring compliance with all legal and legislative obligations relating to our people, plant safety, environmental standards, and energy efficiency/emissions.
  4. > Continuously improve our comprehensive asset care/maintenance system, with a focus on cost control, manpower, planned preventative maintenance (PPM), and stock management.
  5. > Drive profitability, service excellence, and quality standards through a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Time served apprenticeship background or equivalent. BSc, HND, or HNC in Electrical, Mechanical, or dual-skilled engineering.
  • Specialisation in either mechanical or electrical engineering with detailed knowledge of: 
  • • PLC/computer-controlled equipment 
  • • Servo motors and drives 
  • • Inverter control systems 
  • • Hydraulic powered systems 
  • • Pneumatic control systems 
  • Provide up to date specialist machinery and technical knowledge to enable the business to continuously improve manufacturing capabilities
  • Strong written, numerical, and verbal communication skills. Proficient in English language.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office and CMMS systems.
  • Experience with world-class manufacturing processes and methodologies, such as Lean, Kaizen, Kanban, 5C, 5S, and TPM.
  • Strong leadership, motivational, and organisational skills.
  • Business acumen with a deep understanding of key performance indicators (KPIs) and their relation to engineering.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the business, with a focus on presenting continuous improvement project work.
  • A can-do attitude with a strong sense of ownership.
  • Proven ability and the desire to drive change and make a difference.
  • Excellent multitasking, prioritisation, and deadline management skills.
  • Driving Licence

Join Our Team: If you are a passionate and experienced senior engineer looking for an opportunity to drive innovation, maintain the highest standards of safety and quality, and lead a large experienced team towards continuous operational excellence, we invite you to join us. 

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits, a supportive work environment, and the chance to contribute to a beloved brand in the UK food industry.

  • 2 Employee Volunteering Days per year
  • Online and High-street retailer discount scheme
  • Employee well-being and community support groups
  • Charity Initiatives and Team events
  • 24/7 Access to Grocery Aid

We are proud to build an inclusive  and respectful culture where all our colleagues feel safe, supported and valued. A place where they can bring their whole selves to work to achieve exceptional results and thrive. We continue to attract diverse talent into our teams, because we know greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring Fairness, Equity, Inclusivity, and Respect in all that we do. 

Recruitment Agencies We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.

Apply today and be part of a team that believes in making food that not only tastes good but also feels good and does good for everyone!