Engineering Team Leader

Shift Quality Control Inspector Thetford Norfolk

A vacancy has arisen for Engineering Team Leader reporting to the Head of Engineering.

About the role

This is a hands-on role with responsibility for the day-to-day and week to week organisation of the engineering maintenance function to help achieve agreed targets for quality, cost, delivery, and safety.

The successful applicant will be a great communicator with ONC/HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline. You will have an experience in the maintenance of plant and machinery and knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering. Good working knowledge of problem solving, resource planning and continues improvement techniques required.


  • To ensure that engineering work is always undertaken in a safe manner.
  • To ensure that the engineering environment is maintained to a high standard.
  • Co-ordinate, implement, prioritise and optimise Planned Preventative Maintenance procedures to maximise use of resources and achieve compliance with the planned maintenance schedule.
  • Monitor and control designated factory services to comply with legislative requirements, including contact with outside agencies and service providers.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing solutions to engineering maintenance issues.
  • Liaise with Production department, Maintenance Engineers, and Technical Support Team to help resolve problems requiring engineering input.
  • Identify areas where expenditure is required to achieve agreed targets and communicate requirements to the Director of Engineering.
  • Drive improvements and compliance in safety, continuous improvement, and process development project work.
  • Maintain records and documentation for agreed tasks to ensure compliance with internal & external audits.
  • Organise and agree overtime and holiday cover by maintenance engineers as required.
  • Represent the engineering team.
  • People leadership including training and development, holiday management, absence management, performance feedback.


  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In house training
  • Sickness pay (from nine months service)
  • Long service award
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday from 8.00am until 16.30pm with 1h break, 37.5 per week.

The job holder may on occasion be contacted outside normal working hours for technical support.

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a current CV with covering letter to

Application deadline: 07/08/2022

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