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Spares & Obsolescence Support

Aspect Resources
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26 Jul 2021

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Role: Spares & Obsolescence Support

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

IR35: Inside

Rate: £35.49 /hour (umbrella)

Duration: 12 Months

CV Deadline: 23rd June


Spares and obsolescence support is a key role within Engineering & Maintenance, it is essential to ensuring a right 1st time approach to procurement. Minimising delays to planned maintenance / operational tasks ensuring all supported plants and OUs can remain compliant with site licence conditions and meet key value stream delivery milestones covering all associated areas such as - specification of goods / materials, obsolescence management, technical query management, quality grading, spares / system vulnerability reviews, breakdown / major breakdown support and general day to day spares and obsolescence advice, guidance and support to plant based personnel and engineering teams across the Sellafield Ltd estate.

The role requires the ability and willingness to engage verbally and in writing with the plant-based demand community and external suppliers to clarify, advise and assist in resolving queries relating to matters both practical and procedural. In doing so, it also requires a willingness to actively promote a strong safety and security culture as well as maintaining a questioning attitude with excellent personal integrity and an unyielding refusal to compromise in matters relating to quality, data integrity, safety and procedures.

The overall result is the procurement of correctly specified materials for plant at the correct quality grades and accompanied where required by appropriate certification and from appropriate and suitably accredited suppliers/manufacturers.

Essential Skills:

HNC qualified engineer (or equivalent demonstrable experience), with relevant engineering or commercial experience within the field of engineering spares and obsolescence management.
Proficient in Cimage, SAMdB and Maintenance Qlikview (or Movex/CMMS) applications.
Team player, who can work flexibly as part of an enterprise-wide support function.
Proven ability and experience in the creation of specifications relevant to the procurement of goods in support of maintenance and engineering deliverables.
Demonstrable experience in the resolution of complex technical issues associated with the supply of goods.
Demonstrable experience in the identification and management of obsolescence issues.
Questioning attitude with respect to gathering and using engineering data and systems/information.
Ability to interpret / understand engineering standards, specifications and drawings.

Provision of spares and obsolescence management technical expertise to customers including engineering, maintenance, commercial, supply chain and projects.
Provision of technical solutions, within their area of engineering expertise as part of the identification and mitigation of issues relating to the immediate and longer- term availability of spares and materials, including obsolescence, long lead times and technical queries.
The identification, specification, coding and procurement of engineering spares and materials.
Provision of support and advice on the application of associated processes, including graded risk assessment, procurement routes, and lead time information.
Identification and prioritisation of threats to plant and equipment through spares obsolescence or unavailability, and liaison with relevant stakeholders to mitigate those spares vulnerabilities which threaten plant and equipment unavailability.
Proactive identification and prioritisation of obsolescence issues, the identification of impacts from obsolescence/unavailability and communication of issues to engineering and maintenance personnel.
Provision of advice, guidance, strategies, and options for the mitigation of obsolescence issues.
Provide technical advice and guidance to engineering and maintenance teams to underpin appropriate stock levels in support of equipment reliability and availability programmes and value stream requirements, including the disposal of redundant spares and materials.
Provision of advice and expertise to underpin effective stock level management in support of plant availability, including re-order points and re-order quantities. Including the identification of trends and consumption patterns of concern to engineering and maintenance personnel.
Identify and implement efficiency improvements which reduce the overall cost of spares to the organisation. For example, identification and reduction of duplicate stock.
Development and maintenance of facility spares listings, including where required, the conduct or support of installed base identification and plant walkdowns.
Maintenance and improvements to the quality of materials data.
Provision of comprehensive spares expertise and analysis to advise and inform System/Equipment Engineer activities, including: System Health Reporting, TBoM implementation, Reliability and Availability improvements, and Maintenance/Outage Planning
Identification and oversight of potential asset disposals.
To apply for this role please submit your latest CV or contact Aspect Resources on (phone number removed)
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