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Engineering Manager

Posted 266 days ago Apply by 30 April 2019

Job Description

Here at Amazon we are looking to hire an experienced Engineering Manager to join the team in one of our highly automated and fast paced Fulfilment Centres (FC).

Purpose of the job

The Engineering Manager is the site lead for all Engineering matters within a building. They are responsible for leading their team and building a culture of safety; for ensuring all statutory compliance requirements are followed to provide a safe working environment for all occupants of the building; for providing a high level of equipment availability to the General Manager and for working with the EU Engineering team to plan for future growth. They are also required to take part in network wide improvement initiatives and to implement standards created elsewhere in the network.


  • Lead the team, own the annual reporting responsibilities for the team and mentor their direct reports who in turn develop the technicians within the team.
  • Work with the site Safety department & Site Leadership to implement, record and audit safety and statutory compliance programmes to provide a safe working environment for all staff.
  • Own the legal responsibilities as the site engineering lead within this framework.
  • Work with the recruitment team to ensure allocated headcount is filled with high quality experienced staff - this may include support to Apprentice and Graduate programmes.
  • Implement standards validated by the EU Engineering team and participate in continuous improvement initiatives to create or update standards as required in order to provide high levels of safety and equipment availability to our internal customers.
  • A key focus is on preventative maintenance programmes.
  • Maintain equipment failure contingency plans, drive rehearsals with affected parties and be prepared to work in a flexible manner to ensure failures or breakdowns are rectified as quickly as possible.
  • Maintain a long term focus by working with Site Management, Finance, the EU Engineering team and internal design teams to plan for future growth, upgrades or new equipment roll outs.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Engineering team leadership experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil) from an accredited university or 2+ years experience in an Amazon engineering team.
  • Multi skilled in both electrical and mechanical disciplines.
  • Excellent communications skills (written & verbal) in English and the local language.
  • Experience of automated equipment including packaging machinery, sortation and conveyor systems.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time.

Preferred qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer or working towards it.
  • Full working knowledge of all specialized engineering and facilities equipment within the FC as well as maintenance and safety procedures.
  • Experience working with PLC based control systems.

We’re looking forward to receiving your application, preferably in English.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Amazon takes your personal data protection seriously and respects EU and local data protection laws. Unless you express otherwise, by submitting your CV you authorize the hiring Amazon company to store your personal data in the electronic database maintained by Amazon Corporate LLC. in the USA or one of its affiliates for the purpose of assessing your suitability for this and future job vacancies and to pursue your recruiting process. If at any time you want your personal data to be deleted, you simply need to notify the hiring Amazon company. Amazon will not share your personal data with any third party without your prior consent. As part of your interview process with Amazon you may be asked to authorize the hiring Amazon company to separately verify your application data and personal background through a third party service provider.

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Sector Commercial, Manufacturing, Production, Transportation
Location UK
Hours Full time
Contract Type Permanent
Minimum Degree Grade Required 3rd
Applicant needs to be eligible to work in the UKYes

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