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Facility/Production Engineer

Sunderland, Tyne And Wear
£39,000 to £45,000
Job Type
28 Jul 2022

Zenith People are working with our client who are looking for a Production Engineer to join their Engineering team in order to support current production as well as the development and operation of the factory. This is a unique opportunity to join one of the most exciting, large scale industrial developments in many years, where new and emerging technologies will be adopted in support of the rapidly growing marketplace.

Outline and Responsibilities:

Working as part of the core project team, you will be responsible for process and plant equipment, whilst providing support to site functions like production, QA and maintenance.

  • Represent the engineering department in all facility aspects from initial project phase to mass production of the factory
  • Support the development of manufacturing, working within a multi-disciplined team
  • Ensure all facilities are safe and legally compliant from design to integration and implementation, attending design reviews and working with equipment suppliers.
  • The successful candidates will have a broad-based experience in manufacturing and be able to demonstrate proven skills in the application of Facility engineering.
  • The job will involve working as an integral part of a multi-discipline cross functional team and require skills in the following areas:
  • Set & Measure facility performance which are class leading, challenging but achievable.
  • Agree equipment strategies to ensure facility OEE is achieved and improved while life cycles are managed and maximized.
  • Provide technical support for maintenance to ensure equipment is kept in first class condition
  • Knowledge of the latest machine and equipment standards is essential
  • Ability to form a refurbishment strategy
  • Planning, Schedule Control & Project Management is required
  • Procurement of production facilities & processes
  • Must always be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain a safe working environment

The ideal Candidate - Background & Experience

  • Good inter-communication & report writing skillling
  • Familiar with Equipment Legislations Standards
  • Refurbishment
  • Contractor Control
  • Scheduling Management
  • Improvement/OEE
  • Computer literate, MS project, Excel etc.
  • Able to demonstrate a positive and logical attitude
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Planning, Schedule Control & Project Management
  • The capacity to quickly learn and absorb new technologies


  • Technical Degree / Certificate or equivalent and our client will consider Graduates for this role.


  • The ability to represent the engineering perspective within a multi-disciplined cross function team and introducing cutting edge manufacturing processes is essential.
  • Demonstrate management of contractors, and interfacing with potential equipment suppliers.
  • The ability to travel domestically and internationally as and when required.
  • The desire for personal future growth

Specific Technical Skills:

  • Experience in complex technical manufacturing processes and/or special purpose assembly machines would be a distinct advantage.
  • Previous experience in high volume manufacture, clean/dry room experience is preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of current legislation of machinery standard
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  • Job Reference: 670334807-2
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Zenith People LTD
    Zenith People LTD
  • Location: Sunderland, Tyne And Wear
  • Salary: £39,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent