Engineering Team Leader


Job Details


Westry - Operations

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary and Package

Closing Date

13/06/2022 22:45

About IPL

At IPL our role is to improve the shopping experience of the Asda customer by driving great value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, and sustainable supply chain partner. Our sustainable sourcing model supports Asda’s mission to help their customers to save money and live better lives.

We are one of the largest privately-owned food processing businesses in the UK and we have thousands of colleagues based across multiple sites.

About the site

Westry is our Cambridgeshire based potato and onion packing facility.

There are a number of support roles on site with the majority of colleagues working within our operation.

About the role

We are currently seeking an Engineering Team Leader to provide primary leadership to the Engineers, Site facilities and Machine Technician.  You will be involved in managing and prioritising the focus of the team on the agreed business priorities to ensure the best possible results are achieved, in order to meet the business and site performance requirements.  This is all whilst maintaining Health and Safety and Food Safety Standards in order to provide a world class manufacturing operation fit for the future.


Working hours 4on 4 off Day Shift – 6am to 6pm (38.5 Average hours per week)

Key responsibilities include

  • Accountable for the management and leadership of the machine technician team and be the first point of contact for all engineering and machine technician issues. Ensure breakdowns are dealt with promptly and conclusively, ensuring a process is in place to prevent reoccurrences.
  • In conjunction with the Engineering Manager, generate, monitor, measure and report on agreed KPIs for engineering and machine technician teams.
  • Accountability for the management of the machine technician standards to IPL internal procedures (BRC / Food safety requirements) on site.
  • Ensure that all planned maintenance, insurance inspections and all activities are effectively planned in, accurately reviewed for closure and systems in place to ensure that they are filed and communicated with relevant key stakeholders.
  • Ensure all PPM activities are completed within agreed timescales without negatively impacting on production DT and service to ASDA.
  • Ensure all engineering activities are carried out safely by all staff (in-house and contractors) in accordance with defined IPL procedures and in compliance with safety and environmental standards.
  • In conjunction with Engineering Manager own/deliver all engineering projects on site ensuring HSE policies and IPL procedures are followed in the delivery of projects to agreed timelines without any negative impact on service to ASDA.

Skills and experience required

  • Technical qualification in engineering discipline such as Degree, HNC/HND with relevant industry experience
  • 18th Edition wiring regulations
  • Proven industry experience within a process plant
  • Proven record in managing a skilled team by setting standards, resource planning and coordinating work activities to meet the business needs
  • Knowledge of HSE requirements to ensure that safe systems of work, risk assessments, pressure systems directives, statutory requirements and HSE legislation
  • Comprehensive understanding of Food safety standards (BRC) in relation to engineering.
  • Working knowledge of PLC’s
  • IOSH managing safety




  • HNC/HND engineering discipline
  • TPM/Lean Sigma training
  • Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)training/qualification
  • Knowledge of VFFM’s (Vertical, Form and Feel Machine) and weighing equipment
  • ONC or equivalent in Electrical/Mechanical

Whats in it for you?

We are a rapidly growing and exciting business, dedicated to the development of our colleagues and committed to creating a great place to work. In order to grow we need to find people already living our Values – Supportive, Trailblazing, Engaging and Principled.


In return you will become a valued part of our team on a permanent basis and we will offer you a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of:


  • Paid annual leave
  • 10% Asda Discount
  • Colleague bonus scheme
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • 4x Life assurance
  • Free car parking