Operations Director sought to join well established engineering business

Bacon Engineering is one of the regions oldest and well established engineering companies, first formed 1899 by Edwin Bacon under the name of E.Bacon & Co providing engineering, plumbing, carpentry, blacksmiths and victualing service. 122 years on, now trading as Bacon Engineering, the business provides precision machining and fabircation services to customers within chemical, pharmaceutical, marine, food, and renewable sectors. 


Pride in the ability to meet any engineering challenge

In 2019 Bacon Engineering celebrated their 120th anniversary, the landmark date coincided with a planned move of the businesses fabrication workshop to larger premises with the longer term ambition of amalgamating both the fabiraction and machine workshops onto one site. The move will further develop Bacon Engineering's capability to continually deliver quality solutions to existing customers, as well as providing opportunities to develop bespoke engineering solutions to expand and grow their customer base.

With the size and complexity of customer requirements being so varied, Bacon Engineering have the ability to provide a range of services from both their fabrication and machine shops. Bacon Engineering provide the following specialist services:

Fabrication Services

  • Fabrication and welding to BS 1090
  • Coded welding to ASME IX standard
  • TIG Welding
  • MIG welding
  • MMA Welding
  • Hard Face welding
  • Light to heavy fabrication work
  • Sheet Metal work
  • On Site Fabrication, Welding & Installation


Precision Machining Services

  • Broadbent manual lathe with taper attachment: 600 swing over bed, 6m between centres
  • Lombardo Facing Lathe: 1400 swing, 1.5m between centres
  • CNC Lathes: XYZ SLX 555 x 1.75m & XYZ SLX 425 x 2M
  • CNC Milling: XYZ SMX 5000, full 3 axis machining with off-line programming
  • Vertical Machining Centre: XYZ 750LR with Siemens control and Siemens Shopmill, and off-line programming.
  • Horizontal Boring: 1120 x 1260 table. Y travel 1m, X travel 1.6m, Z travel 2m

The Opportunity

Bacon Engineering are now looking for a commericial minded operational professional to join the business as the Operations Director. This is perfect opportunity for an experienced individual to join one of the regions oldest business who are well positioned for their next phase of growth.

As Operations Director you will have complete ownership of high-level decisions for a small precision engineering company.  Areas covered will include manufacturing, staff development, compliance, H&S, and customer relations. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Management, training and development of 3 direct reports and 12 indirect reports
  • Ensuring quality, health and safety and compliance standards are implemented and adhered to
  • Leading and assisting in the accurate costings of proposals, ensuring profit margins are maximised whilst ensuring customer expectations are met
  • Evaluating, altering, and implementing robust business & manufacturing processes to ensure operations run smoothly
  • Managing the existing customer base, whilst developing new opportunities to further enhance the customer portfolio with particular focus on the renewable energy sector and developing green industries in the Humber region.   
  • Management of P&L of circa £5million
  • Strategic planning of business activity

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have extensive management experience of general metalwork, fabrication and welding of mild steel, stainless steel including full and part-CNC
  • Have experience in municipal, utilities and petrochemical sectors around the Humber geography
  • Have a strong approach to quality and health & safety and ensuring that standards and procedures are adhered to
  • Have sound commercial acumen and cost awareness with the ability to add value and optimise profits
  • Be results oriented with the ability to influence others, build teams, and drive change and continuous improvement
  • Have P&L responsibility up to £5million

Click the button to apply, or contact Joe Makin on 01482 628808 for more details.

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