Engineering Manager


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engineering Manager to join RPC bpi recycled products based in Heanor, Derbyshire

Why Choose RPC bpi recycled products?

RPC bpi recycled products is the largest polythene film recycler in Europe, with the scope and expertise to recycle up to 70,000 tonnes of plastic waste each year. As a leading reprocessor our wide capabilities include LDPE recycling and HDPE recycling – specifically we recycle plastics and polythene from industrial waste, packaging waste and agricultural waste sources.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Previous Engineering experience working within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of H&S issues within a manufacturing environment
  • Management experience in a 24 hour engineering environment
  • Experience of undertaking H&S Risk Assessments, writing Safe Working Procedures, issuing Work Permits
  • Engineering Qualification
  • Proficiency in IT, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Proactive and solution focused and able to prioritise duties while maintaining flexibility
  • Excellent communication and Team working
  • Integrity, results focused and resilient
  • The ability to work unsupervised and be able to use own initiative
  • The ability to handle multiple priorities to ensure deadlines/objectives are met
  • The ability to form excellent working relationships at all levels and respect confidentiality
  • Be in a position to work ‘on-call’ hours in line with business requirements

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing the daily running of the engineering function
  • Ensuring all targets are met
  • To maintain budgetary control and ensure extra expenditure is pre-agreed
  • Ensuring labour is planned and controlled efficiently
  • Ensuring maintenance activities and schedules are organised and controlled to aid the efficient running of the plant


  • Oversee the effective maintenance, installation and removal of all site machinery and relevant facilities
  • Deliver innovative cost effective solutions to all engineering problems
  • Develop engineering plan to ensure that root/cause analysis and continuous improvement are carried out across the site
  • Work closely with the Site Manager to drive tactical and strategic actions to achieve optimum availability of production capabilities
  • Manage all aspects of the engineering needs of the business
  • Managing the engineering budget and preventative maintenance plan
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Engineering team is fully utilised and developed whilst balancing the need for contractors
  • Responsible for driving change across Engineering
  • Ensure compliance with all quality, environmental and H&S standards
  • Assist in scoping out and preparation of capital investment proposals that assist in the achievement of the operational strategic objectives
  • Ensure that all site projects are fully scoped out and implemented against timescales and budgets
  • Proactively manage maintenance activities whilst remaining flexible in the event of reactive maintenance requirements
  • Encourage and applaud colleagues’ initiatives with regard to improving the efficiency for the department
  • Manage environmental requirements in accordance with the Company’s ISO14001 policy
  • Attendance of monthly/daily site meetings reporting on the department’s activities to all levels of the business
  • As part of the management team, provide an out of hours ‘on call’ service
  • Maintenance of the site’s environment internally and externally in regard to housekeeping and security
  • Communicate effectively and hold regular reviews with all the direct reports
  • Review audits and inspections from both internal and external audits to ensure the highest standards are maintained
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