Engineering Supervisor

Posted 27/06/2024 by Harvey and Brockless

£40,000 - £42,000/annum

Job Title: Engineering Supervisor

Location: London, SW8 4DF (Office based)

Salary: £40,000 - £42,000 per year depending on experience

Job Type: Full-time, FTC to Permanent

Schedule: 5 days over Monday - Saturday

9 hours shift patterns:

  • From 7 am to 4 pm
  • From 1:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Start Date: Immediate start is available for the right candidate

Harvey and Brockless are a world leading producer and distributor of speciality foods, working with artisan food producers across the globe. Every day, we supply to a nationwide network of customers from the smallest farm shops, to restaurants and food manufacturers. Our delicious portfolio includes artisan cheeses and dairy, charcuterie, Mediterranean foods, patisserie and other essential ingredients.

This is an office-based role. Candidates must be based locally and able to commute to our London office or plan to relocate before starting work.

Your objectives:

  • Provide team leadership to achieve high standards of maintenance for all sites;
  • Manage and maintain a highly valued Maintenance Team;
  • Liaise with other services, internal and external customers, and the public in the provision of high standards of maintenance.

Performance Measures:

  • Management and leadership;
  • Completion of tasks promptly and effectively;
  • Development of good working relationships with all staff;
  • Swift implementation of preventative actions;
  • Improving efficiencies.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Effectively manage a dispersed workforce, assess training needs, and provide 'on the job' advice and guidance to develop the engineering team;
  • Effectively organise work schedules and deploy the workforce
  • Carry out regular periodic checks as scheduled to plant and equipment, be aware of the required results from these checks, and analyse and report faults arising from unsatisfactory results;
  • Be responsible for carrying out the routine servicing and planned maintenance of production equipment and building services as directed;
  • Diagnose faults and signs of deterioration from observations made during routine servicing, and report these faults using the appropriate paperwork;
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the service programme, making recommendations for changes, based on experience from breakdowns and the operating conditions of the machine;
  • Determine from previous documentation minor trends in deterioration of plant and equipment and act upon this;
  • Ensure that all paperwork as supplied relating to your duties, such as service schedules, etc is completed legibly and kept up to date and readily accessible;
  • Determine that all plant and equipment serviced by you are in a safe and reliable condition before being returned to service.
  • Be aware of the relevant regulations regarding the electrical and mechanical safety of plant and equipment, and the test results that you would expect from equipment in a safe and satisfactory condition. Make the company aware of changes in regulations or any areas of which you are not familiar and require further training;
  • Withdraw from service any equipment that you can prove to be unsafe, to employ the correct procedures for locking off, signposting, and reporting such problems;
  • Diagnose and repair minor faults to production equipment and building services;
  • Be aware of spares and equipment required for your work, and advise of shortages and specific items required for certain tasks. Locate spares and equipment from existing stock;
  • Have an understanding of the normal operation of all production equipment, specifically those serviced by you;
  • Actively assist in alterations to the building services and fabric on an opportunity basis and as directed by the engineering manager;
  • Locate the relevant details of suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, etc. to resolve an urgent problem in the absence of the engineering manager. Communicate with machinery manufacturers as required to carry out your work;
  • Ad hoc tasks and reasonable requests as and when required;
  • Ensure company compliance with regulatory requirements and guidelines for food safety, food hygiene, Good Manufacturing Practices, and quality;
  • Assist with the control and filing of paperwork planned maintenance, and any other contractor-related documents

About you:

Required Experience (Ideally 1 Year) :

  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Food production
  • Manufacturing
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Leadership and management experience


  • English (required)


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Performance bonus

Please click the APPLY button to send your role CV for this role.

Candidates with experience of; Engineering Manager, Mechanical Engineering Manager, Electrical Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Maintenance Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor, Maintenance Engineering Supervisor, Service Technician, Electrical Engineer, Food Production Engineer, Facilities Maintenance, Repairs Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Multi Skilled Engineer, Maintenance Technician may all be considered for this role.

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