Workshop Maintenance Manager

Technique Recruitment Solutions Limited
Norwich, UK
Closing date
16 Oct 2020

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Maintenance Workshop Manager

My client, a leading manufacturer in the chemical industry has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly driven and experienced problem solver with exceptional communication and leadership skills.

The Workshop Manager is responsible for safe and effective leadership of the workshop technicians to provide resource to support plant and assets.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities of the position include:

Establishing high safety expectations and following the company's safe systems of work, engagement of the team in audits of safety, quality and environmental performance
Directly supervise the maintenance team by issuing job packs, removing obstacles to progress, ensuring work is carried out safely, to a high standard and documentation is returned and completed
Ensuring the technician's assigned work is value added, planned and prepared so it is performed safely and efficiently
Set annual expectations for the workshop team and do reviews throughout the year, monitor performance and behaviours through expectations. Do annual reviews and set improvements if needed.
Collaborating with the shutdown team, projects or other stakeholders and assigning agreed resources to participate in shutdowns, projects or other one-off endeavours
Ensuring technician's capabilities are maintained and developed to ensure business continuity and succession planning
Preparing or reviewing job packages; checking jobs are ready as planned and scheduled
Respond to Emergency and priority 1 plant or equipment failures, support, plan and deploy technicians and ensure there is provision for an out-of-hours response to breakdowns
Attend daily and weekly update meetings, weekly schedule meetings and populate the weekly look ahead work plan. Update the weekly plan on a daily basis with job status.
Assist with 3rd party contractor resources on site and organise 3rd party contractor call out when requested.
Provide data to the Reporting Lead to enable generation of KPIs for the maintenance function, use KPIs to report performance and identify opportunities for improvements
Engage the maintenance team in proactive maintenance activities, attends and participates in training, presentations or other necessary business activities as requested
Supporting the Engineering Resource Manager to ensure the in-house vs contracted resource balance remains cost effective

The ideal candidates' experience, knowledge and background will include:

Strong line management experience from an industrial workplace with high hazard environments, with knowledge of applicable regulations and safe systems of work in industrial environments
Strong leadership and able to provide examples of dealing with both a large maintenance team and individuals to achieve excellent service to stakeholders
Experience of developing team members' competence, capabilities, motivation and driving forward a maintenance team
Effective deployment of maintenance best practises to improve plant reliability
Generation of procedures, method statements, or instructions for maintenance tasks
Multi-tasking / pragmatic decision making - using reliability data to identify improvement needs
Relevant mechanical experience of fixed and rotating equipment
Electrical experience to ensure effective interaction with ECI disciplines
Exceptional communication skills, ability to engage with direct reports, customers, management and other stakeholders enthusiastically and effectively to deliver results

Additional Information

The Workshop Manager will be responsible for a team of 15 technicians plus on site contractors
The role will be 39 hours per week Monday - Friday days and offers a competitive salary and benefits package
To succeed in this role, you will need to have good planning and organising skills with a collaborative style of working, a natural communicator; persuasive with good decision making and influencing skills who can develop and maintain relationships.

Technique Recruitment Solutions are a specialist Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment company based in Norfolk
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