Engineering Manager (original)

engineering are responsible for planned preventative maintenance
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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

Our Engineering department provides a specialist service and advice to all departments within the Company and undertakes the majority of the planned and unplanned maintenance of all production machinery and equipment.

The Engineering Manager is responsible for managing the ERM CMMS maintenance system and planning and prioritising the work of the engineering team and abatement systems accordingly. Constant review is required to ensure the most cost-effective solutions are provided to the business and improvements are being delivered.

The ideal candidate needs to be passionate about delivering business improvements and methodical in their approach. 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, taking into account the wider implications.

The ability to build strong working relationships with departments, particularly production management, health and safety, and environmental teams is essential.

The role may require supporting the Company out of hours at times and you will need to deputise for the Engineering Director when required.

Skills, knowledge and experience required


  • Leadership experience in a medium-sized engineering team or workshop, with the ability to motivate others
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and work on own initiative
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes and CAD software

The following are desirable

  • Degree or equivalent level of education, or experience, preferably in a civil or mechanical engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and legislation


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What you can expect from us

  • Engaging work culture
  • Environmentally conscious company
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company contribution pension plan
  • Personal learning and development
  • Leadership development and mentoring programmes
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Canteen
  • On-site car and cycle parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Health & dental plans
  • Company sick pay and life assurance
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Discounts with participating local shops and businesses
  • Contribute to high-profile textile projects
  • Privately owned, debt-free company

For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Team
Heathcoat Fabrics Limited,
Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL UK