Senior Maintenance Engineer

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
£30k - £40k pa
06 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leading manufacturing and production business as a Senior Maintenance Engineer in Kent across two sites to lead and manage the engineering team in the achievement of functional objectives that support the Site/Plant and Company Business Plan. Client Details My client is a market leading forward thinking manufacturing and production business who are looking for a Senior Maintenance Engineer responsible for engineering maintenance across two sites in Kent. Description The Senior Maintenance Engineer will lead and manage the engineering team in the achievement of functional objectives that support the Site/Plant and Company Business Plan. Work closely with the production team to continuously improve site overall equipment effectiveness, people development and a lean culture. Develop and manage all engineering functions as agreed with the Engineering Manager and General Manager: - Ensure compliance with regulations for fire and alarm systems, PAT, pressure valves, etc, analysing the results and ensuring corrective action is implemented to continuously improve the working environment. - Ensure risk assessments/COSSH/RIDDOR, etc are implemented and undertaken and accident prevention measures are initiated as required. - Planning, organising and coordinating resources to meet production requirements of ongoing maintenance, machine replacement and unplanned issues. - Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment as per production requirements. - Monitor and continuously improve machine availability and effectiveness. - Work with approved suppliers to obtain parts and machinery. - Providing training to engineers and operators on new machinery, using the machinery documentation and SSOWs. - Investigate, analyse and implement corrective actions to resolve all production/engineering problems eliminating unplanned downtime and continuously improving working practices. - Ensure retention of any relevant accreditations for the Engineering department, inclusive of planned preventative maintenance. - Monitoring, managing and controlling all activities in accordance with the agreed functional budget, investigating and resolving any variances. - Plan, monitor and ensure appropriate Engineering Team safety training is completed. - Ensure PPM schedule is adhered to and highlight issues to Engineering Manager and General Manager. - Ensure all plant property, equipment and other assets are fit for purpose in compliance and Group standards and best practices. - Deliver the plan for reduction of impact to the environment e.g. WECO usage within the site, as defined with the Engineering Manager. Profile - Educated to HNC level Engineering qualification or equivalent. - Time served as an apprentice with knowledge of electrical/mechanical/steam operations. - Knowledge of lean (Six Sigma) implementation of lean manufacturing systems. Excellent communicator with first hand direct people management knowledge. - Knowledge of PC based planned preventative maintenance systems. - Knowledge of utility usage metrics. - IT skills (email, all MS Office software including Project and PowerPoint). - Excellent organisation skills. - The ability to quickly learn technical terminology and processes. - Leadership skills. - Financial knowledge covering trading statements. - Good analytical and decision making skills. - English language skills (written and verbal). Job Offer £30,000 - £40,000 + Benefits
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