Commissioning Manager

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We are looking for a Commissioning Manager to manage the planning and implementation of commissioning and start-up activities for selected business-critical Capital projects, for an on-going contract in the Wigan area. The pay rate is negotiable, depending on experience (Ltd, Umbrella or PAYE).

Working as the successful Commissioning manager, you will have Food, Beverage or FMCG experience and be used to working in a dynamic environment. There is natural pressure to get the job done and it is difficult sometimes to get managers time, so you will have very good communication skills and be very persistent / resilient.

You will be a key member of the Project teams and will be involved from the design and specification phase through to production trials, ramp-up and final handover. You will develop strong relationships with operations teams, equipment suppliers, line technicians and operators, internal support functions and the site leadership team to ensure safe delivery and handover of projects to a high standard on time.

Key Duties:

*Detailed planning of plant commissioning, testing, production ramp-up, and training

*Management of Water trials, Production trials and equipment optimization

*Leading and co-ordinating production ramp-up

*Equipment troubleshooting and compilation of snagging lists

*Co-ordination of Operator and Engineer training

*Drawing up new safe working practices and operational procedures

*Regular progress reporting of Commissioning

*Ensure compliance to company procedures and standards during commissioning and start-up

You will also contribute to:

*Project Scoping and User Requirement Specifications

*Reviewing and approving Functional Design Specifications

*Change Control processes including Food Safety and Operation Safety Risk Assessments

*Early Equipment Management and Asset Criticality studies

*Identification of critical spare parts and ongoing maintenance requirements

*Reviewing Installations and checking Mechanical and Electrical installation acceptance criteria achieved

*OEM / Supplier liaison

*Compilation of final Project Handover files

Key interfaces:

*Reports directly to Operations Manager.

*Dotted line to relevant Capital Project Manager(s)

*Key interfaces with Engineering Managers, EHS department, Food Safety & Quality department, Continuous Improvement Manager, Shift Team leaders, Operators, R&D Teams.

Person Specification:

*Experienced Engineering or Operational leader with extensive experience within an FMCG manufacturing environment.

*Candidates with an Engineering background who have experience of day-to-day leadership of operational teams are preferred.

*Excellent organizational, communication and influencing skills.

*Highly competent oral and written communicator.

*Computer literate.

*Awareness of machinery safety, PUWER, Task Risk Assessment techniques, HACCP and Hygienic Equipment Design would be advantageous.

*Understanding of early equipment management and Continuous Improvement techniques would be advantageous.

*Sound knowledge and experience of Food and Drink manufacturing sector would be advantageous.

The client we are supplying this Commissioning Manager to, is a very successful blue chip company with an on-going need and the successful Commissioning Manager will have the opportunity of on-going continuity of work.

If the above sounds like you please call Rebecca at GPW Recruitment or please click APPLY NOW!

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