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Assistant Engineering Manager

The ideal candidate will have primary experience in either an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering discipline; having a technical appreciation of both and educated to HNC level, (or equivalent), with a minimum of 3 years relevant industrial experience preferably in automated production.

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Engineering Manager based at our Widnes site in Cheshire.

Primary responsibility of the role involves managing and coordinating the maintenance of fully automated concrete product production machinery and associated raw material processing equipment, whilst being a key member of the site Health and Safety Team.


Duties of the role require the management of:

  • Current maintenance Team.
  • Current Planned Preventative Maintenance scheme.
  • Current Health and Safety Systems.
  • Process improvement, by means of identification and proposal.
  • Small scale improvement projects; justification, implementation, and appraisal.
  • Spare part stock and procurement.


To fulfil these criteria it is expected the candidate will:

  • Evaluate mechanical, electromechanical and electrical systems to identify performance, diagnose faults and look for operational improvement.
  • Appreciate system (product and process) requirements to enable efficiency improvement.
  • Understand process and equipment measurements to evaluate performance, to enable discussion of operating conditions / parameters.
  • Prioritise and plan work demand.
  • Maintain and update personal technical knowledge of engineering systems.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Present good problem-solving skills and a creative approachfor new ideas.
  • Show a high level of commercial awareness and product appreciation.


Personal attributes required by the demands of the role are:

  • Honest and reliable.
  • Positive proactive attitude towards work.
  • A desire for improvement and change.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team worker and Leadership.

The Benefits Package

Plasmor Ltd is the UK’s leading independent Concrete Building and Paving Block manufacturer. Intrinsic to the company’s manufacturing capability the company has a strong engineering discipline which is instrumental to the efficiency of our production systems.

  • Salary reflective of experience £35 - £45K
  • Full time, 40 hours per week.
  • 22 days paid annual holiday increasing by 1 day per year up to 27 days, plus statutory holidays.
  • 40 hour working week.
  • Participate in the profit-sharing scheme (discretionary payment being based on company performance)
  • Annual service bonus.
  • Government backed Auto enrolment pension scheme.
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The candidate

A degree of physical activity is intrinsic within this role, including manual handling of large machinery parts/components and other equipment, negotiating steps/ladders/vertical ladders and above ground open-mesh floor walkways, accessing various areas of production machinery, at times the use of hand/pneumatic tools. There is also a requirement to wear items of personal protective equipment, (PPE), including, for certain tasks, respiratory protective equipment.



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