Engineering Manager

An experienced, strong, directional, no nonsense Engineering Manager required by a £bn Global Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturing Group to undertake a complete turnaround of a Yorkshire based Tier 2 manufacturing Plant with huge potential. Full relocation package available.

SALARY: £60,000 to £70,000

BENEFITS: 25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays.

Relocation Package Available.


COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Rochdale, Halifax, Manchester, Sheffield, Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Burnley, Blackburn, Stockport, Rotherham, Doncaster, Harrogate, Preston and more.

You could already be located in and to relocate from: Sunderland, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, London, Bristol, Swindon, Slough.

JOB SPECIFICATION: Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Chief Engineer / Woven & Non-Woven Materials / Automotive Tier 1 & 2

Our Yorkshire based manufacturing site produces woven and non-woven materials, supplying to our inter-group Tier 1 manufacturing sites across Europe. The plant is an essential element to our wider group supply chain so should this plant fail to deliver high quality products to clients’ specifications, our whole European manufacturing capability is severely affected.

Consequently, we need to recruit an experienced, strong, directional, no-nonsense Maintenance Manager who is able to see the full potential of the plant to turn this failing site around and ultimately to attain World Class Manufacturing standards, which it is highly capable of achieving.

You will be fully supported by the group and site management team to make changes as you see fit and to develop the plant’s engineering function to raise OEE to world class standards.

A full job brief will be made available to short listed candidates but in summary, this is a fully encompassing role covering all aspects of site wide maintenance and improvement plans.

REQUIREMENTS: Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Chief Engineer / Woven & Non-Woven Materials / Automotive Tier 1 & 2

We would be delighted to receive applications from individuals who already working at

· Engineering Manager level responsible for both maintenance and wider engineering functions for a complex continuous manufacturing site looking for your next challenge,
· Maintenance Manager of a similar complex continuous manufacturing site looking to step up into a broader Engineering Manager role.

Either way, it is imperative you:
· Possess the robust management skills needed to implement and follow through with the required changes.
· Are highly experienced with and a passionate advocate of World Class / Lean Manufacturing / Total Productive Maintenance and previously worked for either a Tier 1 or Tier 2 automotive manufacturing company.
· Hold continuous manufacturing process experience and or products that are affected by humidity, temperature, i.e. general atmospheric conditions (e.g. foam, plastics, rubber, non-wovens / wovens, Leather, insulation materials).
· Hold a degree level qualification in engineering or similar.


We are a £Bn plus, global tier 1, automotive manufacturing group operating in 50 countries and employing over 11,000 associates worldwide. We develop and produce multifunctional, lightweight components and systems; innovative products and technologies that make vehicles quieter, safer, more comfortable and lighter.


Success in this role will lead to development via the Leadership Programme, leading into wider senior management roles.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Automotive,Tier 1 or Tier 2, lean manufacturing, TPM, Total Productive Maintenance, Foam, Polymers, Plastics, Thermoplastics, Elastomers, Rubber, Non-woven/Woven, Leather, Insulation Materials, Carpet, Fabric, Continuous Process Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Maintenance Manager, Chief Engineer, Engineering Manager,

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Jason Cooper quoting Engineering Manager and reference JC15152 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683312 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.