Production Support Engineering Manager

Marine Harvest is the world's leading seafood company and the largest producer of salmon. Every day, our 13 233 employees in 24 countries produce 6.2 million healthy and delicious meals, served to customers across the globe.

Marine Harvest covers the whole value and production chain, from feed to plate, and through our vision of leading the “Blue Revolution” we are dedicated to farming the ocean in a responsible and efficient way. Marine Harvest is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Production Support Engineering Manager
 
 
The Production Support Engineering Manager is part of the engineering department management team.  The role holder leads a team of Lead Technicians and Technicians who work in a shift roster.  The primary purposes of the role holder are to prioritise, lead and manage the shift teams and their workloads to deliver the best possible support to engineering customers in production areas of the business.   This is a factory-based leadership and management role that requires a balance to be struck between desk-based people management activities and technical supervision activities delivered at the equipment in the production areas. 
 
Key Result Areas 
 
Contributing to personal, departmental and site-wide safety by identifying, reporting and rectifying safety issues.  
Adhering to all company policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on physical safety, engineering and food safety processes.  
Close and productive interfaces with the production management team. 
Contributing to effective departmental management in all engineering areas, regardless of role area demarcation. 
Raising engineering spend approval requests and providing financial approvals, whilst ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of engineering support.  
Optimising production equipment and machinery availability by maximising opportunities for maintenance and repair within the production areas and contributing to downtime analysis.  
Managing the provision of proactive maintenance work, initial defect responses and downstream equipment and machinery repairs in the production areas, ensuring that safety is always prioritised. 
Contributing to departmental continuous improvement through observation, process development and engineering intervention. 
Developing and enhancing engineering shift team capabilities. 
Organising, liaising with and monitoring external contract workers. 
Managing allocated minor project work. 
Identifying and ordering spares requirements. 
Any other reasonable task or tasks as defined by line management 
 
Qualifications
 
Minimum SVQ / NVQ level 3 and HNC / HND qualified in a relevant engineering discipline.  
Ideally registered as IEng with ECUK. 
 
Skills
 
Very flexible, adaptable and results focused. 
Strong leadership and communication skills (both verbal and written) 
Strong influencing and interpersonal skills 
Forward thinking and professional, with a continuous improvement ethos 
Ability to drive and contribute to change 
 
Experience
 
Relevant multiskilled engineering leadership experience 
Experience working in a complex engineering environment 
FMCG or manufacturing experience preferred