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LEICESTER, LE7 [WR ID: 1200] (posted: April 15, 2019)

Experienced Maintenance Engineer with leadership skills required to take a hands-on approach in leading a team of four maintenance engineers. Whilst our customer is a food manufacturing business, previous maintenance engineering within the food industry is not essential.

As the Lead Maintenance Engineer, you will be working with your team on a 3 on 3 off, 12-hour day shift pattern.


For this hands-on, senior Maintenance Engineering role, you will be talking responsibility for:

  • Day to day allocation of engineering tasks. Reactive and proactive.
  • Leading from the front with a hands-on maintenance engineering approach (80% hands-on, 20% leadership).
  • Ensuring a high-quality engineering service is provided to the operations teams.
  • Adhering all works are completed within a high standard of quality and inline with health and safety procedures.
  • Leading your team and providing the opportunity for them to develop if they desire.
  • General leadership and management of your team.
  • Working on continuous improvements projects where required.


Qualifications and experience required to be a successful Lead Maintenance Engineer:

  • Mechanical or electrically qualified.
  • Proven experience within maintenance engineering. FMCG experience ideal but not essential.
  • Maintenance engineering experience within any manufacturing or automation industry.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise with a sense of urgency for key tasks.


This privately-owned food manufacturing business have and continue to experience sustainable growth. This is a genuine opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer who is looking for the chance to lead a small team.


  • Shifts:   3 on 3 off, 12-hour days.
  • Salary:   £40,500.


Application information:

For further details on this Lead Maintenance Engineer role based in Leicester including employer name, please contact Ruth Forster directly on 01543 471731.

This job is easily commutable from; Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, South Nottingham, East Derby, Coalville, Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton.


Please be assured your application will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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