Reliability Maintenance Engineering (Area Manager)

Bedford, UK
03 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reliability Maintenance Engineering (RME) Area Manager

My client arguably one of the most successful companies in the work has released an opportunity not to be missed. They are looking to hire an experienced Maintenance Manager to join the team in a highly automated fast paced distribution centre.

The company is a global leader who has invested over 9.3 million in the UK Economy since 2010 and will employ over 27,500 skilled workers across the UK.

In return you can expect great benefits and the opportunity to work for a forward thinking, progressive business that recognises and rewards achievement.

This is permanent opportunity and would suit if you are looking to progress further, the company also invest in their employee professional development and offer up to 95% funding towards courses.

  • To lead the site Engineering and Facilities Teams in providing both a reactive and pro-active, multi-skilled maintenance service on all operational equipment and facilities infrastructure within the FC;

  • To promote health and safety awareness with all associates and contractors. Ensure compliance with all polices and guidelines and ensure appropriate risk assessments and working systems are in place.
  • To ensure all Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is completed safely, cost effectively, on time and to a satisfactory standard.
  • Reporting to the Site Engineering Manager and being capable of acting as proxy
  • To provide a service that ensures all mechanical and electrical equipment is running to its optimum performance and that all departmental SLA's and KPI's are met; react in a timely manner to Trouble Tickets (TT).
  • To maximise availability of all mechanical and electrical equipment through continuous improvement and improve equipment efficiencies and reduce costs through Kaizens and other initiatives.
  • To liaise with contractors or external suppliers and clearly communicate Amazon safety, technical and contractual issues and standards
  • To ensure adequate resources, equipment and people, are in place to meet operational needs; including scheduling of shift patterns for the team and purchasing equipment so that spare levels are met and maintained.
  • Create and manage Engineering and Facilities budgets for the site, both capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX).
  • Produce weekly reports covering metrics and performance of the site and team.
  • Line management of Engineering & Facilities staff
  • Recruit, train and develop the Engineering and Facilities Technicians and Apprentices.

  • Degree or NVQ4 in a relevant Engineering discipline or served a full engineering indentured apprenticeship.
  • Significant practical engineering experience including a supervisory role managing people.
  • Experience of automated equipment including packaging machinery, sortation and conveyor systems.
  • Multi skilled in both electrical and mechanical disciplines.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Able to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings; familiar with AutoCAD.
  • Experience of planned preventative maintenance systems.
  • Superior communications skills at all levels. Excellent English communication skills (written & verbal).
  • Experience of working to appropriate health & safety standards and regulations.
  • Excellent customer facing skills / customer focus.
  • Able to prioritize in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • In depth engineering knowledge and willingness to train and learn new skills.
  • Proven ability to operate in extreme high pressure situations, successfully handle multiple competing priorities and possess a high level of discipline while displaying a high degree of flexibility and professionalism.
  • Experience in troubleshooting installation, fault finding, and repairs.
  • Experience with Kaizen and Continuous Improvement Process.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, CAD)

  • Significant experience in a similar role, ideally in a fast-paced, automated, industrial, logistics, production or manufacturing environment
  • Qualified Engineer - Degree in Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer status (or working towards).

  • 55-65k Package
  • Shares
  • Pension
  • Subsidised Health Care
  • Overtime
  • Progression

To apply please send your CV, or call Pam Bains 01784 434 319

Proactive Technical Recruitment

Proactive Technical Recruitment is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Proactive Technical Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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