Engineering Manager

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Engineering Manager

Job Description - The Role

Department: Engineering
Term: SMT Permanent
Hours of work: Full time, Days, 39 hours per week
Salary: £36,000 - £42,000 per annum, depending on experience

Are you ready to accelerate your career to a new level? If you possess good managerial skills combined with an insatiable drive and passion for new products then you might be the next recruit for our evolving SMT department.

Working with a team of almost 30 engineers and reporting to a senior manager, you will be confident in leading a team to success and possess the motivation to becoming the best in the industry.

In a varied and exciting environment, you will work in a department that is always introducing new equipment and increasing capacity of the wide range of products built in Sony UK Technology Centre.  You will manage engineering activities within the area, including the management of shift engineers and technicians who support the business.

Our engineers work with cutting edge technology in a fast-paced, varied environment, and are responsible for delivering innovation, monitoring and maintaining key KPI’s. They are also driven to implement new manufacturing processes. Surface Mount Technology knowledge will be an advantage, but we are also seeking mechanical or electrical experience for a wide range of machinery.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Continuous development of the engineering team
  • Improving TPM and implementing MTBF
  • Leading decision making including root cause analysis
  • Sourcing, justification and implementation of new technology and equipment
  • Leading engineering continuous improvement activities, focusing on automation.
  • Managing department budgets
  • Risk assessment scheduling and implementation
  • Compiling of engineering reports to both internal and external customers

Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Ability to communicate confidently at all levels
  • Qualified to HNC engineering discipline as a minimum
  • Strong leadership skills, showing evidence of growing a team and developing employees
  • Self-motivated and efficient by nature
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver results within agreed timelines
  • Proactive and Innovative by approach
  • Broad understanding of engineering processes, coupled with a willingness and ability to challenge processes where needed. 
  • EHS experience or qualification
  • Good aptitude for complex and technical operations.


  • Experience in holding a management position within engineering
  • Effective at communication at all levels
  • Ability to make engineering and technical change decisions to improve quality and efficiency
  • Proficient in use of full Microsoft Office suite

Salary and Benefits

What we can offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to discounted Sony products
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to receive a target related annual bonus
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to public holidays
  • Private health care
  • Onsite gym
  • Onsite, secure car parking
  • Subsidised canteen

Company: Sony UK TEC
Pencoed Technology Park, Pencoed CF35 5HZ
Nature of Business: Sony UK Technology Centre

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