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Head of Engineering / Technical Director Designate

Yeadon ,

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Head of Engineering at Select Bag Sealers in Leeds. In return we offer a great salary with 25 days paid holiday plus company stats and 8% company contribution pension scheme.

Select Bag Sealers (SBS) is part of the Skaife Group. Since 2016 the SBS MD has overseen the turnaround process, and from 2019 moved to a part-time role as he moves towards retirement.  Whilst the other Directors take responsibility for finance, sales, marketing and HR, the opportunity exists for an outstanding recruit to enter the business as Head of Engineering covering all aspects of Skaife Group, with the intention that this individual will become Technical Director within 3 years.

The holder will be responsible overall for technical decisions across the business.  A wide range of skills are essential, including not only the manufacture and design of bag sealing machines, but also maintenance and repair of coating, printing and converting machinery used to make the special adhesive tapes.

Skaife Group is innovative and fast-growing and this is a great opportunity for a talented and dedicated individual to have a big impact over the coming years.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical and design lead for development and assembly of new bag sealing machinery
  • Development and maintenance of technical processes and equipment to improve the efficiency, capacity, flexibility and profitability of the business. 
  • Managing and developing team members so that they become pro-active.
  • Provision of monthly reports to the Board
  • Implementing best manufacturing practice
  • Simplification of the customer support process


The successful Engineering Manger will have the following skills:

  • A first degree in an engineering discipline
  • 10 years’ experience of machine design
  • 5 years responsibility for technical performance of a manufacturing plant
  • 5 years P&L responsibility for an engineering department or business
  • Proven ability to lead, influence, and motivate colleagues
  • Excellent problem solving abilities with respect to technical and process matters


If you are interested in our Engineering Manager/Director Designate position, please apply online.