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Engineering Maintenance Manager

Henderson Brown
England, Lincolnshire, Spalding
£41000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
19 Mar 2019

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Key Responsibilities:

Drive the performance of the engineering and maintenance team agenda to deliver:
Key Performance Indicators (KPI) improvement
Service Level Agreement (SLA) service improvement
Technical capability
Tactical implementation of the maintenance agenda

Develop, implement and maintain a rolling 3 year Maintenance Site Strategy including reliability improvement activities to drive down downtime. From this develop the Maintenance Action plan for the year and then ensure that all of these actions are cascaded down into the Engineering and Maintenance team's objectives

Deliver best in class maintenance preparation and planning through the site Maintenance team by ensuring all Assets on site are captured in the CMMS and have effective planned Maintenance Tasks that drive site reliability

Work with the Shift Managers to deliver effective maintenance execution that improves machine reliability, delivering the required volume fill for all areas. Coach and influence this group in their understanding of maintenance priorities and responsibilities

Be the site lead interpreting key Maintenance KPI's i.e. Downtime, Planned Compliance, Planned Work, Maintenance Utilisation, % CARV and Data Quality to formulate plans that deliver continuous improvements

Ensure best in class service for spares delivery to support site reliability while formulating plans that deliver continuous improvements in the key KPIs

Be the site lead in the CMMS System ensuring the necessary personnel are correctly trained, and Maintenance Governance process / audit ensuring there are plans in place to deliver the required targets of this audit and lead the site on their route to Best Maintenance practice

Influence / Control the R&M and engineering labour spend. Drive awareness of maintenance costs among frontline team

Develop a pool of talent to provide pipeline fills for all critical roles within the Engineering and Maintenance team

Relevant Decisions (authority level) and scope of the position: (Typical decisions the job have total authority for making without approval)

Relevant decisions the incumbent takes that create an impact in the business:


Responsible for the allocation of financial resource within budget constraints (Engineering budget £1.0 million). Spend within Sarbane Oxley guidelines
Supports development of future budget based on performance aligned to overall site targets for defined area of responsibility


Key player in supporting and developing the structure of the technical team
Skills assessment of team members and construction of development plans
Input to assessment of Shift Managers front line employee technical capability
Management of core people processes for direct team


Development of systems and programmes to drive effectiveness and efficiency of the maintenance plan

Scope of the position (Global, Regional, Local, Plant, Department, Area, etc..)
Works within the UK structure, site based within the engineering function

Main challenges the position faces (within the context of job functions). Describe a typical problem, complex problem, and long-range challenges that are faced in this job
Ensuring compliance to all local legislation i.e. Elect Regs, Asbestos, Legionella, COSHH
Maintaining an all green Engineering scorecard
Compliance to PM schedule
Completion of work orders and backlog control
Ratio planned to unplanned work
Reactive vs preventative
Unplanned downtime
Planned downtime
Maintenance labour utilisation
Compliance to maintenance improvement plan.

Through effective root cause analysis drive down unplanned downtime and through good planning and coordination ensure the completion of effective planned Downtime
Implementing effective changes to the plant through good Engineering Change Management

Working relationships & contacts (This indicates the types of people the positions deals with, eg, finance department, HR, clients, insurance carriers, etc..)

Internal relationships:

Maintenance / Technical Team / all Production Front Line Employee groups
Shift Managers
Site Specialists
Senior Site Management
Technical / Safety
Stores / Utilities team
Engineering Team

If you are interested in this role, please either apply via this advert or call Andy at Henderson Brown on 01733 235 111

Get in touch with Henderson Brown today to view all of our current food jobs and fresh produce jobs and also to find out more about our fresh produce recruitment and food recruitment services.


Henderson Brown

Henderson Brown are an established recruitment consultancy business which specialises in recruiting across all disciplines within: Food Manufacturing, FMCG, Fresh Produce and Horticulture.

Founded in 2009, the business is based in Peterborough and offers headhunting, advertised selection and database recruitment for their clients depending on the needs and requirements of the role.

If you are looking for individuals or potential companies to work for within the food and fresh produce sectors please give us a call on 01733 235111 or contact us at

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01733 235111
Number 10, The Forum
Minerva Business Park
Lynch Wood
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