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DATE ADDED: Tue 02/07/2019

Engineering Maintenance Team Leader

Gravesend, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

Engineering Maintenance Team Leader

Based in Gravesend, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engineering Maintenance Team Leader for a progressive manufacturer and supplier of lubricants and chemical for the automotive industry.

This position will report to the Engineering Manager and be part of the Engineering function.

Main responsibilities include …

* Safety - to have and maintain the safety of yourself, colleagues and any visitors as the primary concern at all times.

* Legal Obligations - be familiar and ensure the relevant legal obligations from an operational perspective are satisfied.

* Site Documentation - As the site custodian of all operational plant, the appropriate documentation, registers, drawings, schedules and inspection check lists shall be prepared, periodically reviewed and maintained in linen with changes.

* Production Support - As the priority activity, the Engineering Maintenance team shall provide appropriate and adequate support to the production operation in order that product changeovers and breakdowns are carried out with minimal delays in response and completion times.

* Planned Maintenance - Device, implement and maintain a planned maintenance strategy, agreed with all key stakeholders, employing specialist contractors as appropriate.

* Equipment Part Schedules Spares - The planned maintenance strategy is expected to develop clear equipment schedules spares lists.

* Contractor Management - site management of contractors will be carried out in line with site procedures and policies, ensuring site inductions and permit to work systems are employed as appropriate.

* Process Improvement - improvement opportunities will be identified using kaizen tools techniques with investments supported by clear business justifications.

* Maintenance Engineers - To support, promote and motivate the Maintenance Engineers in relation to best practice and performing all duties to the highest achievable standard in a planned, controlled and safe manner.

* Training - ensure a skills matrix is reviewed and the appropriate training, support, coaching mentoring is identified and planned in line with business needs.

* CAPEX Asset Management - Managing the equipment and plant is effectively managing many of the business assets, and therefore participation of regular asset register reviews will be required.

* OPEX - As a significant spend category within the overall Engineering budget, a firm understanding, control and accountability of spend within Engineering Maintenance is required to be demonstrated.

* Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) - The above will be carried out, measured and target improvements identified using agreed Engineering KPIs.

* Regular 'dashboard' reporting of Engineering Maintenance status, progress KPI driven initiatives will be provided.

* SIGO SSHE System - Participate and take ownership were required in the areas of SIGO (SSHE management system), LPS (Loss Prevention System), Quality and Controls.

In order to carry out this role, the following qualifications, skills, knowledge experience are required…


* Technical Degree (Mechanical / Electrical / Process / Chemical / Manufacturing Engineering)

* Strong Health, Safety and Environmental awareness

* Minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing process environment

* Project management skills, ideally using a Stage-Gate type risk approach

* Ability to prepare and manage project specifications

* Applied commercial skills, particularly in relation to specifying equipment and service offer purchase order requirements

* Good awareness of CAPEX (capital) and OPEX (revenue) budgets

* Excellent written, aural and presentation communication skills

* Ability to listen, consider and persuade in a positive manner

In exchange, the following benefits are on offer …

* 20 days holiday plus bank holidays

* Contributory Pension

* Annual bonus

* Subsidised restaurant

* Free parking

* Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.30 - 5.30
Role: Engineering Maintenance Team Leader
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Gravesend, Kent,

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