KP Snacks Jobs as Area Engineering Manager at Pontefract,England,UnitedKingdom 2022

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About the job

Pontefract (Home of Butterkist popcorn)

Engineering has a key part to play within IWS (Intersnack Work Systems – our version of Lean/Continuous Improvement) as Progressive Maintenance (PM) and Initiative Management (IM) are the pillars that Engineering leads. As Area Engineering Manager it is highly likely that you will either be the lead or deputy for PM and/or IM and be a Work Process Owner (WPO) or Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the various Daily Management Systems (DMS’s) within and work seamlessly with Autonomous Maintenance (AM) in delivering the various phases of the IWS journey.

As one of our Area Engineering Managers, you’ll co-lead and input into the direction of the site particularly around Engineering and be heavily involved in driving efficiency throughout the site.

Your key areas of responsibility will be:

  • People, Planning, Delivery and Compliance
  • All day-to-day and medium-term direction of the Engineering department and team
  • Shared control (with the other AEM) of the Engineering R&M and CapEx budgets

A bit about the site:

Size – Employs 140 permanent staff, the site is 13,000m² and operates 24/5

History – In 1914 Butterkist is invented in Kentucky. During 1938 Butter-Kist machines appear for the first time in the UK. Original Pontefract factory opened in 1998. Factory rebuild completed in 2007 at a cost of more than £70m following 2005 fire

Products – Both oil-popped and air-popped corn as well as microwave at home varieties

Key stats – Pontefract processes 9,000 tonnes of popcorn a year

KP Snacks is proud to be part of the Intersnack Group. With an annual turnover of more than €3 billion, the Intersnack Group has grown and flourished to become a market leader in savoury snacks, present in over 30 countries across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and beyond, employing more than 14,000 employees and 44 factories globally (33 in Europe, 3 in Australia, 3 in New Zealand, 2 in India and 3 in Vietnam).

The multi-award-winning culture at KP Snacks is friendly, welcoming, supportive and collaborative. We encourage everyone to be the best they can be, working together to achieve great results.

We are also incredibly proud to have been named as one of the Top 25 Best Big Companies and one of the Top 10 Food & Drink Companies to work for in the UK (via Best Companies)

We wholeheartedly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position. We are totally committed to creating a workplace where not one person feels they do not belong. Please just let us know if you need any modifications to the process if you have any special requirements.

Whichever method you are using to apply, please ensure that your application clearly demonstrates the relevant skills we are looking for, with clear evidence to support.

  • competitive base salary



Lots more great, flexible benefits to support your mental, physical and financial wellbeing


Desired Skills and Experience

The Ideal Candidate Profile

  • HNC (minimum) in an Engineering subject
  • Similar experience in a similar organisation
  • Some form of Lean type qualification or experience
  • Electromechanical skills preferably apprentice trained
  • Analytical and welcomes challenge
  • Good people and role modelling skills
  • Supportive and able to get the best from people
  • Great communication and interaction skills with their team and beyond

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