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Plant Engineer

North East England

  • Reference: 387445
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

  • Location: Gateshead

Our Client

As one of the greatest successes in the building materials industry, having previously been known as Armstrong and now Zentia, our business is a true pioneer of ceiling and suspension systems with more than 150 years’ expertise in delivering acoustic ceiling solutions for building interiors. Our aim is to deliver complete ceiling solutions with unsurpassed levels of value, quality and reliability, redefining expectations and reinventing environments, to make every one of our customers’ projects a success.

As a recently carved out business, we now comprise two production plants in Team Valley, UK, one for mineral fibre tiles and one for grid, as well as sales teams in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and the Baltic States. This business is well positioned in these markets and highly profitable and will also benefit from significant investment in the coming 3-5 years in order to expand the production capability of both manufacturing sites.

The Role

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for managing engineering projects and implementation of capital investment for the grid manufacturing plant based in Gateshead.  Working closely with the capable and pro-active maintenance team, you will provide higher level technical engineering support to the plant along with identify and maximising opportunities for process improvement on the plant.  This is a site undergoing further capital investment to support Zentia's wider strategic growth ambitions. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing an effective project and technical engineering service to the plant production and maintenance teams.
  • Supporting the development of the site including new equipment introductions, current equipment layout and plant layout. 
  • Problem solving to enable the plant to meet the expectations of customers. 
  • Providing recommendations, estimates and business cases for plant capital budget. 
  • Identifying and delivering process improvement projects to maximise site performance 

About You

As an experienced Engineer, you will have considerable experience in delivering process improvements in a complex batch manufacturing site.  Previous experience in delivering capital equipment projects or supporting new product introduction would be advantageous.  With well developed communications skills, you will demonstrate the ability to give confidence to the Senior Management Team whilst working effectively at all levels on the shop floor.  With a minimum of HNC/HND, you will have experience in providing more complex technical engineering support to maintenance to ensure the plant reaches it's full potential.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative manufacturing business that is investing extensively for the future and play a key role in the development of an effective process improvement strategy for a plant.  

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