Engineering Manager

engineering are responsible for planned preventative maintenance


We have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manager within our multi-disciplined Engineering Department.


At Heathcoat Fabrics we strive to be bold and dynamic in everything we do. We are ambitious and not afraid to experiment and push boundaries within our industry. Our highly specialist products are manufactured for use in the Automotive, Healthcare, Defence and Aerospace industries, to name a few, and we rely on the creativity, skill and dedication of our people to contribute to some of the most innovative fabric making projects in the world. We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field and provide opportunities for progression at all levels.


About the department and role

The Engineering Manager will be responsible for a team of engineers across the site ensuring the majority of planned preventative maintenance is carried out effectively, as well as ensuring any reactive maintenance is conducted efficiently with the minimum of disruption to operational requirements.

Reporting to the Engineering Director the successful candidate will have a full understanding of engineering challenges within a manufacturing environment and be knowledgeable and skilled from both a mechanical and electrical perspective.

The ideal candidate needs to be passionate about delivering business improvements and willing to take a hands-on approach when required.

You must be able to manage a large volume of work within tight deadlines, often in a pressured environment, whilst being able to make decisions with confidence.


Skills, knowledge and experience required


  • Experience managing an engineering function within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to problem solve and work on own initiative
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes and CAD software
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and legislation

The following are desirable

  • Degree or equivalent level of education, or experience, preferably in a civil or mechanical engineering discipline
  • Management of the control of contractors
  • Continuous improvement methodologies



    Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm


  Training and development opportunities available


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What we can offer

  • Engaging work culture
  • Continued learning and development
  • Career progression
  • 34 days holiday per annum
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Company Contribution Pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Tech and Cycle Scheme participation
  • Discounts with local shops and services


For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Advisor, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited, Westexe, TIVERTON, EX16 5LL
United Kingdom

COVID-19 Considerations

Heathcoat Fabrics is supporting our customers, suppliers, visitors and our employees by successfully working to avoid disruptions caused by Coronavirus. We will continue to act responsibly and do what we can to prevent further spread of the virus.