Automation Engineering Manager

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    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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    Automation & Robotics

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    Colin Reeves

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    about 1 year ago

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Job Specification: Automation Engineering Manager

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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The opportunity

A rare opportunity for an experienced manager or high performing team leader with experience within the Warehousing Automation Manufacturing or Logistics space based in a commutable distance of Milton Keynes to join our client, who are an industry leading, innovative and global company who are a market leader in their field.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide customer satisfaction whilst enhancing the reputation of the company
  • Manage resource capacity plan for peak and non-peak operations
  • Manage daily review meeting process
  • Organise / assist in breakdown maintenance of site automation as required
  • Organise Planned Preventative Maintenance of automation equipment
  • Manage all training requirements
  • Develop both staff and resources
  • Be an effective team leader focused on team building
  • Manage agreed timeframes to complete reactive repairs
  • Interact with on-site and off-site management
  • Provide daily, weekly, monthly, summary and detailed reports covering commercial and technical activities
  • Improve the service levels
  • Manage the provision of quality support and maintenance services
  • Manage and coordinate the daily activities of all personnel
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Continuous Improvement Process
  • Development of automation SOPs
  • Ensure integrity of all on-site administration
  • Deputise for the Site Operations Manager

Principle accountability within this Automation Engineering Manager role include:

Towards partners

  • Develop engineering team members by actively managing their development needs through the appraisal/objective setting process. Review, progress & support development requirements
  • Support and assist in developing training for team members, ensuring upskilling of team across engineering functions
  • Personal and team compliance commitments
  • Assurance with all aspects of statutory compliance
  • Appreciation of cultural diversity

Customer facing

  • Advise and counsel the implementation of engineering initiatives
  • Ensure system availability targets are met
  • Ensure all site engineering KPI's are met

Profit in mind

  • Continuous development of KPI measures on tasks undertaken by the engineering management team
  • To challenge existing processes and procedures to develop a "Best practice" policy for all areas of engineering resulting in more efficient processes and potential cost implications

Measures of success

  • Resource capacity plan
  • Optimum Engineer utilisation measured in Key CMMs
  • Problem resolution and reporting
  • Appraisal and PPDR process completeness on time
  • Achieve all site KPI targets
  • Achieve all SLA targets
  • PPM on target
  • Deliver to budget

Core areas of knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications

Candidate Profile

  • Customer focused with strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills throughout organisation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Cross site capability
  • High level technical expertise and diagnostic capability
  • Be flexible in hours worked and self-motivated
  • Acts at all times as an ambassador for the business
  • Build and maintain good relationships with customers, colleagues and managers
  • Understand and adhere to all company/ customer legislative and H&S procedures
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Physically fit and able to work at height

Required Experience

  • Extensive and time-served experience in a automation manufacturing or logistics or similar
  • Proven experience in leading an engineering team
  • Good PC skills working with MS Office
  • Strong understanding of CMMS (preferably Key)

  • Experience of operational working of automated solutions
  • Knowledge of PLCs, ideally Siemens S7
  • Single point of failure analysis
  • Root cause analysis
  • Efficient resource planning
  • Financial & Commercial experience including basic budget management and reporting
  • Cost benefit analysis


  • Preferably hold a degree in an engineering discipline
  • Minimum qualifications of an BTEC ONC/HNC or City and Guilds in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • IOSH Managing Safely qualification preferably NEBOSH
  • Recognised indentured apprenticeship in an engineering discipline
  • Computer Literate, MS Office/CMMS systems
  • A relevant IEE wiring qualification (17th Edition)

If you live in a commutable distance of Milton Keynes and feel that you are ready and with the above listed skills and experience for the Automation Engineering Manager opportunity then we would like to hear from you. For more information please 'apply' or contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121.

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