Maintenance Manager

Reference Rfc2563
Salary €neg
Industry Industrial – heavy engineering
Location Nth East

The Organisation

Well known heavy elec/mech engineering company


  1. Full responsibility and accountability for the maintenance department :
  2. Ensuring plant site, buildings, machinery, and services, are maintained in optimum condition to meet the targets of the factory, maximizing uptime and plant reliability
  3. Maintaining plant safety compliance,  safe standards of maintenance work and equipment upkeep, and statutory equipment certification
  4. The management and leadership of maintenance fitters and electricians
  5. Support craftsmen through both hands-on, and a positive culture of knowledge and skill sharing, to drive the overall performance of the team, to support a dynamic and innovative development of the factory
  6. Guiding these craftsmen in their work quality, and assist in problem solving and breakdown solutions
  7. Lead and motivate a Lean mindset in the team for the implementation of these goals
  8. Coordination of maintenance staff holidays, overtime, attendance, and general discipline and performance
  9. Maintenance schedule planning
  10. Management of spare parts stock control, and parts ordering including sourcing of better or cheaper parts and suppliers
  11. Management of contractors and external maintenance service providers
  12. Communication with production managers and operators to understand issues and devise appropriate solutions and improvements. Coordination and communication of all maintenance works with other relevant departments in the company
  13. Ensuring a rapid and effective response to production equipment problems whether actionable internally or requiring external assistance or specialists
  14. The maintenance, optimization, and trouble-shooting of automation equipment such as PLCs, computers and  HMI units
  15. Proposing and implementing new productivity and cost reduction initiatives to improve production equipment performance and cost effectiveness, and maintenance expenditure optimisation
  16. Forecast, monitor, and drive energy efficiency in the consumption of electricity, oil, gas, and water

Participate in the design and implementation of :

  • World Class Maintenance principals and tools and implementation of a Production System roll-out in the maintenance department, including work order system, CMMS stock control, and predictive maintenance programme
  • Maintenance Department, Continuous Improvements and KPIs.
  • Improved plant preventative maintenance programme and procedures
  • Planning and coordinating plant shutdown maintenance works, including plant modifications, new processes, and capex projects
  • Maintenance budgets forecasting and maintaining costs within planned targets
  • Training, coaching, and improving the skills and knowledge of craftsmen
  • Problem solving, root cause analysis, and the implementation of corrective actions as part of plant-wide multidisciplinary teams such as Production, Quality, R&D, Engineering, etc.

The Person

  • Essential is a 3-5 years+ years proven track record of similar experience
  • Team player committed to working in a dynamic environment
  • CMMS experience
  • Knowledge of maintenance practices and processes
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Champion the use of OPEX tools in relation to Maintenance initiatives
  • A proven track record for effectively collaborating and working well within a team and cross functionally.
  • High level of computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, technical aptitude and problem solving skills