Deputy Head of Engineering

Afonwen Laundry
From £34,000 to £35,000 per annum
08 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Deputy Head of Engineering Chester Afonwen Laundry is one of the UK's leading linen hire suppliers to the hotel industry, servicing high quality Hotels across England and Wales. A part of Johnson Service Group PLC company. We are seeking a Deputy Head of Engineering to assist in leading our team and support the smooth running of our production facility in Chester. The Role: To work alongside the Head of Engineering in taking full responsibility and accountability for managing an Engineering Team, who will provide multi-skilled engineering and maintenance cover across the entire production facility. Shift work will apply which may include nights and weekends. Duties will include: To take a full and active role in the overall management and operation of the Engineering Department in conjunction with the Head of Engineering; To assist with the creation, planning, organisation and implementation of all planned preventative maintenance activities; To review systems for monitoring of all plant and machinery and be pro-active in seeking remedies to minimise any down time which may affect the operation of the production facility ; To review, monitor and maintain safe systems of work for the engineering team in consultation with the Engineering team and General Manager and the company’s Health & Safety Manager; Assist with the Managing of storage and ordering of spare parts and other essential equipment; Assist with the installation and annual review of key plant and machinery, monitoring performance and recording and reporting material defects to Directors of the Company; Help develop an asset register; Liaise with Production team to ensure any required maintenance or emergency repairs minimise disruption whilst ensuring work is carried out to the highest standards; Take pro-active role in daily, weekly and monthly machinery checks and repairs; Deal with other day-to-day housekeeping issues across the business covering electrical and mechanical equipment; and Undertaking daily, weekly and monthly checks for compliance and audit purposes. The Candidate: Proven experience working in a similar management or supervisory role, within a fast-paced production environment; A m inimum of HNC (or equivalent) in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (or related subject); A good understanding of costs, quantities, timescales and contract terms for any work undertaken; Proven ability to communicate at all levels; Proactive and self motivated. As part of a growing PLC, Afonwen Laundry offers a competitive salary in the region of £34 - £35K, along with the opportunity for long term career prospects. If you wish to apply, please email your CV by clicking the 'Apply' button. This job was originally posted as