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Tonbridge, Kent
Pineapple Contracts


Pineapple Contracts opened their doors for the first time in 1975. A family run company, started by William Hathorn, Pineapple began making pine furniture for the retail market and traded as, ‘Pine Productions’.

In 1987, Pine Productions moved their focus to the healthcare furniture market, having identified a demand for strong, safe and durable healthcare furniture which avoided the ‘institutional’ appearance, common at that time. With a new direction, a new name was required and we became simply ‘Pineapple’.

Pineapple, now a global company with headquarters in Kent (UK), have offices in France, Germany and the USA, still runs by its original ethos, and employs over 150 people worldwide.

The role will also encompass support of Workagile, an associate company of Pineapple. Workagile was established in 2017 with the idea in mind of making the workplace more agile through innovative and unique furniture designs. A family run company, Workagile opened its doors officially in 2018 with a brand-new showroom in Clerkenwell. Our main focus at Workagile is to help clients create environments whey they can collaborate, communicate and concentrate.

With the projections of continued growth over the next few years, we are looking for a Head of Sustaining Engineering to join our team. This is a newly created role and the ideal candidate will be responsible for maintaining and supporting our existing products and services. They will work to ensure our products and services are best-in-class, that they continue to meet the needs of customers and that they are environmentally conscious. The job holder will also identify and contribute to the resolution of any issues raised with our products or services.


  • Lead, coach and motivate the Sustaining Engineering team
  • Identify and lead sustaining engineering activities for existing product ranges.
  • Lead cost efficiency projects, including efficiencies in supply chain and material improvements.
  • Lead product improvement projects and trouble-shoot after sales issues to offer expert knowledge and innovative solutions.
  • Responsible for workload distribution across team members and support with managing priorities.
  • Issue a weekly workload report to your direct manager and Directors.
  • Liaise and respond to sales and customer issues and / or queries as they arise.
  • Ensure team members keep a log of daily work timings to offer accurate work costings.
  • Report and highlight any issues within the team to the Head of Department.
  • Support ongoing refinement and accuracy of the product manufacturing drawings
  • Assisting NPD with product improvement drawings and product manufacturing drawings.
  • Contribute and highlight any improvement ideas concerning the team and product efficiencies/ manufacturing cost savings as they arise.
  • Confidently manage the Drawing team, offering support & guidance with any issues that may arise, manage performance, and drive the department in meeting and exceeding set goals.
  • Support the team and wider department / business with other reasonable tasks as required.


  • Proven experience in leading and supporting a small team in resolving issues including work prioritisation and workload allocation.
  • The ability to delegate work in order to respond to daily queries within the business.
  • Proven excellent technical, manufacturing and space planning experience
  • Proven experience of CAD packages – Autodesk Inventor (essential) & Solidworks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Creative trouble-shooter
  • Good organisation and time management skill required.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good commercial acumen with the ability to make rationale business decision.
  • Must be passionate about the brand, be flexible and have a can-do attitude.
  • Confident, pro-active, approachable and happy to turn your hand to anything required.
  • Hardworking, conscientious and take pride in your work.
  • Happy to work to tight deadlines.
  • A high degree of self-motivation and drive.
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Pension
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • 23 days annual leave + UK bank holidays
  • Extra day’s leave for your birthday
  • Regular team socials and events
  • High quality office environment
  • Sustainability focused business
  • Free onsite parking / walking distance from train station

Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4.30pm

Please note this is an office based role

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