Operations Manager

13 Apr 2017
13 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The key objective of the Operational Trainer & Plant Maintenance is : * To significantly reduce plant and equipment downtime using preventative, productive and predictive maintenance. * Evaluate & audit third party providers of plant maintenance including benchmarking costs to ensure an efficient and cost effective service is provided across the business. * Using data - predict plant requirements (repairs, maintenance and replacements) to assist annual budget process and develop a robust maintenance programme. * Deliver Operational training under current legislation & regulation to the highest standards as required by the business. * Keep abreast of legislation & regulation changes, notify in advance of any changes, assess the impact of those changes to the business and create a plan to deliver the appropriate training required to meet business needs. * To bring Group sites standard and efficient methods of work reducing none value added time, reducing operational costs and continually improving standards. * To change the culture of the workforce by training and leading through as a change champion. * Facilitate continual improvement using route cause analysis and implementing permanent corrective action. * To assist SHEQ department in the implementation of ISO001 throughout the hire side of the business.

Reporting structure
You will report directly to Operational Trainer & Plant Maintenance Manager and assist as a functional expert for Operational Training & Plant Maintenance, influencing and assisting the Regions and other functional peers as required.

Main responsibilities
Responsible for transforming Sites in terms of operational Training & Plant Maintenance. Create a safer and more motivating working environment through successful implementation reduce costs and further improve Operations. * Identify training requirements and shortfalls within . * Train staff to conform to standards and safe working practices. * Daily management of Operational training including writing and distribution of SWI's and training bulletins. Including assisting SHEQ department where necessary. * Control training library and training matrix to ensure that Operational training needs are met * Asses and monitor the effective use of SWI's within Operations. * Work with all relevant parties of the organisation and set standards for operational "movements" and monitor compliance. * Define and advise the best plant solutions / requirements including weaknesses - working towards providing standard solutions for purchase, lease repair and replacement for all plant across . * Define the boundaries for what should be included within the scope of "Plant" and what should not be included. * Explore the benefits of centralising plant Vs current Regionalisation - define the way forward and provide business case studies where necessary including annual budget requirements. * Work with relevant parties to define a roadmap for plant including a definitive control plan for internal processes and maintenance requirements.

Key factors for success (short-term, mid-term and long-term)
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships. Ability to prioritise workload. Ability to champion change Ability to transfer knowledge to others. Excellent time management skills. Experience in working within a multi site business. Pass external audits - RTITB, JAUPT, ALMI, for compliance. Assist where necessary for Customer audits -Compliance.

Job experience & skills requirements
Work Experience: * Professional qualifications are essential - Plant training, PTTLS, ITSSR, RTITB, CITB, MPORS,IOSH relevant experience is essential * Demonstrable experience in a similar role would be beneficial. * Desired - in depth knowledge of Training systems & Plant Maintenance and proven training audit results. * Practical experience in delivering training especially for transport. Personal Characteristics: * Hands-on working style * Willing & able to teach, train, observe at the shop-floor level * Ability to travel extensively within the U.K.