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Head of Engineering HIP Europe

Company: Bodycote plc
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Bodycote operates an international network of facilities serving a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, construction, machine building medical and transportation. Bodycote is the world's leading provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services and is a vital link in the manufacturing supply chain, employing over 4,500 people in 22 countries.
We recognize that the success of our business depends upon the skills, commitment and loyalty of our people. We strive to offer a working environment where these attributes are rewarded and valued.
Bodycote HIP, Hot Isostatic Pressure is a sub-division within the Bodycote Specialist Technologies Division.
The Engineering department designs, manufactures or procures, commissions and manages equipment for the HIP division in Europe.
The Head of Engineering position directs and manages all Engineering and Process Technology projects for the HIP division in Europe, and is responsible for the preventative maintenance program, productivity performance and cost optimization of HIP vessel systems.
Reporting to the VP Operations HIP EU this is a key position in our engineering function with main goal to make sure we have as close as possible utilization to 100% as possible with no unexpected downtime and a strong focus on preventive maintenance.
Main responsibilities:

  • Functional lead for site engineering teams, ensuring they are engaged and effective in delivering engineering priorities and objectives
  • Taking ownership of maintenance of existing plant facilities and equipment. Evaluate status and replace, or repair equipment when necessary.
  • Responsible for developing, revising and implementing preventative maintenance programs to ensure that value is driven from all capital equipment.
  • Accountable for the effective use, maintenance and continued improvement of all Bodycote HIP vessels and supporting equipment.
  • Responsible for Process Technology support and key maintenance support to all sites
  • Working with the wider team to drive continuous improvement initiatives, share best practices and ensure operating practices are consistently improved.
  • Take the lead on effective and up-to-date training programs, ensuring these are fit for purpose, delivered effectively and applied consistently. Ensure training is kept current and compliant.
  • Accountability for all monthly reporting activity ensuring that the site and division is appropriately represented.
  • Comply to EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) policies and local legal requirements with support from HIP EHS management.
  • Ensure the highest level of internal customer service, maintaining and improving HIP Engineering standards.
  • Take every opportunity to develop and enhance HIP customer reputation as a specialist supplier of choice.
  • Working with key stakeholders and CAPEX PM for Specialist Technologies to provide support on the investment projects
  • Build exceptional relationships with internal and external customers


    • 5+ years of experience in the development, design, and management of special machinery or equipment preferably in a Heat Treatment and/or pressure vessel environment
    • Strong background in hands-on engineering management
    • Ability to understand technical drawings
    • Experience in installing and maintaining production/process equipment in a metals environment
    • Mechanical Engineer degree from University (BSc, MSc or equivalent).
    • Extensive Project management experience with highly complex engineering projects
    • Experienced in managing teams including specifically driving performance
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Being able to work independently with a strong sense of responsibility and commitment.
    • Must have a challenge mindset and positive outlook on driving change
    • A strong technician but also solid leadership skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Ability to travel as required with approx. 30% time of European travel

Keywords: Bodycote plc, Chesterfield , Head of Engineering HIP Europe, Engineering , Chesterfield, Missouri

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