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£60,000-65,000 Permanent




Telford Recycling

Job Overview

About The Role

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to join us at our AO Recycling plant here in Telford. You’ll be leading a team of engineers and overseeing all maintenance and engineering activity on-site.

AO is known as the destination for electricals, but we’re also one of the UK’s biggest recyclers of fridges and other Large Domestic Appliances (LDAs). We turn old fridges, washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers into valuable resources.

Our recycling plant sets a new standard in recovering metals, plastics, and gases. The whole process is fully automated and done using a series of screens, magnetic separators, and air classifiers. Pretty cool, right?

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

  • Work closely with the Head of Engineering & Innovation to develop and deliver the strategic engineering plan
  • Promote a positive Health & Safety culture across the site, and make sure all engineering work is carried out safely
  • Oversee all maintenance and engineering activity including Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), defect and risk management, breakdowns, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and project engineering work
  • Lead, manage and develop a team of 15 colleagues - making sure they’re engaged and always performing to their best
  • Be our subject matter expert if any complex technical issues arise
  • Plan and coordinate project work for the site, making sure we’re on track against schedules and budgets
  • Look after the relationships between third party suppliers and any contractors we may have on site

A Few Things About You

You’re an experienced and qualified engineer, with mechanical or electrical bias, and knowledge across lots of different areas. We’ll also need you to have:

  • Experience working within a processing, manufacturing, or similar environment
  • A desire to learn about the machinery and equipment we use here at AO Recycling, and really understand it’s purpose
  • Previous experience implementing maintenance strategy and condition monitoring frameworks
  • Great communication and people skills - making sure everyone is working to their full potential, motivating others, and engaging people across the business

A Bit About Us

At AO, we want to make sure our customers are happy. When they have a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s why our logo is always smiling.

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re passionate, relentless and full of beans, determined to make a difference and change the world for the better. From massive changes to tiny tweaks - making a difference is what keeps us driven.It started at a pub in Bolton with a £1 bet and a belief that things could be done better!

Our Benefits

Our benefits are designed to cover the moments that matter to AOers. From health and wellness to giving back - you’ll be rewarded inside and outside of work.

  • Car allowance
  • 15% annual bonus
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free lunch once a month
  • Staff discount at & discounted gym offers
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Career progression

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