Engineering Team Leader

Our client is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. They are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

Location: Hereford
Sector: Food and Beverage
Job Type: Permanent
Remuneration: £35,000 - £44,272
Expiry Date: 11/10/2021
Duration: N/A
Start Date: 11/10/2021
  • Permanent
  • Hereford

Person Specification

  • Mechanically / electrically competent
  • Computer literate in the Microsoft Office suite and other bespoke systems
  • Be able to communicate effectively at all levels and ensure communications are clear and understood, be able to engage and motivate teams

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • 5 shift continental pattern days, nights and weekends – 07:00-19:00, 19:00-07:00, 7 day break every 5th rotation
  • Ensuring employee and product safety at all times, by ensuring full training is given and maintaining adherence to Avara Foods safety and hygiene standards
  • Carrying our risk assessments
  • Controlling the maintenance budget and of all capital jobs
  • Maintaining good communications with senior production staff, ensuring that all breakdowns or potential safety hazards are attended to immediately
  • Supervising engineering and maintenance activities, including projects, contractors and complex work activities
  • Ensuring modifications to the plant are carried out safely, compliantly and professionally
  • Ensuring current legislations, regulations and best practices methods are always adhered to


  • Qualified to HNC level 3 or equivalent
  • Mechanically / electrically competent
  • Ideally NVQ level 4 in Supervisory Management or experience in a Team Leader role


  • 31 Days Holiday
  • 5 % Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources
  • Comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career

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