Responsible for ensuring that the facilities, and machinery used to manufacture our products run to their maximum efficiency and output. This includes Planned Preventative Maintenance, Total Preventative Maintenance, managing breakdowns of mechanical, electrical equipment. Includes people management and budgetary/cost reporting. This role reports into the General Manager.

Job Purpose

Lead the site Maintenance function in providing both a reactive and proactive, multi-skilled maintenance service on all operational equipment and facilities infrastructure. Responsible for planned work scheduling and overseeing the adherence and timely completion of work carried out. Increase the site operational effectiveness, improve on project delivery, mean time between failure and downtime reduction, and manage and implement improvement plans, driving Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to. Manage the team on technical best practice and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading the department. Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.

Key Duties



· Contribute to the creation and implementation of a best practice maintenance vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve operational performance

· Effectively delegate any maintenance issues to be resolved on each shift and small projects to the right skills in the team, planning and managing effective works

· Adhere to daily, weekly, monthly checks to ensure smooth operation of site

· Develop a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule, ensure full preventative maintenance is carried out, plan in missed maintenance activities, and lead the team to deliver effectively

 · Schedule both internal and external work(s) maximising planned down time and reducing unplanned downtime

· Manage the team to ensure machine availability, reactively managing dysfunctional machinery with the site production manager/s

· Optimise equipment according to standard procedure, enhancing performance and product quality, ensuring the achievement of all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

· Ensure that all buildings, plant, and facilities are fit for purpose and to provide proactive support/solutions when required

· Manage the process of the introduction of new machinery, plant, and equipment from drawing up the specification, to managing suppliers through to full installation in collaboration with all relevant parties

· Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required

· Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact

· Develop, implement, and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility and ensure KPIs are met by working to the plan, including management of, and reporting.

· Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department

· Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements

· Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors People Management

· Manage, coach, and develop a high performing Maintenance team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements

· Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems

· Review, implement, and update company records e.g., training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments

· Manage the annual Maintenance budget and forecasts and machinery Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects.

· Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance

· Work collaboratively, negotiate, and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the maintenance strategy



Person Specification

· Excellent leadership and man management skills

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members

· Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

· Excellent organisational and follow-up skills

· Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making

· Commercially aware

Desirable Experience: 

· Extensive plant level experience with significant proven man management experience

· Completed a fully indentured apprenticeship with a mechanical/ electrical/ electronic discipline

· Technical capability and understanding

· Understanding of lean manufacturing

· Experience of managing Profit and Loss (P&L) responsibilities for maintenance

· Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain

· IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO 9001/ 14001

· Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office/Auto CAD


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