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Maintenance Manager - Technical Services

Job Title: Maintenance Manager - Technical Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stafford, Staffordshire
Industry:
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Dependent on exp.
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1804-21_1523869712
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email: ashley.henson@sitecgroup.com
Job Published: April 16, 2018 10:08

Job Description

Sitec has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Manager - Technical Services, for our client Caterpillar in Stafford. This is a permanent role.


Job Title: Maintenance Manager - Technical Services
Contract: Permanent
Salary Range:£50,000.00 - £60,000.00 (D.O.E)
Benefits: *Generous benefits package, inclusive of car cash allowance, pension scheme. Further information can be provided upon application
Location: Stafford
Hours: Full Time - 37.00
Relocation: May be supported with this role
Sponsorship: Not supported with this role


OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE:
An opening has become available for an experienced maintenance professional to join the Technical Services team in Caterpillar's Large Power Systems Division (LPSD) at Stafford. This is an exciting opportunity to lead & develop the Technical Services maintenance team, & to support future projects and assignments that will make significant contributions to the LPSD business.

This is a leadership level role within the Technical Services organisation. The successful candidate will have experience of leading experienced manufacturing personnel, will be a recognised expert in the maintenance & improvement of manufacturing equipment & automation, and will have significant experience of managing production maintenance activities within existing manufacturing process streams, ensuring that a robust maintenance program is operated.

Other responsibilities include providing technical support for new test equipment, paint application processes, manufacturing automation & robotics, equipment, tooling & gauging, managing third party service providers, training & development of maintenance team members to industry recognised standards, ensuring safe working practices are employed during all maintenance activities, managing regulatory compliance, creating & maintaining maintenance procedures & ensuring key competences are met, representing Technical Services in key forums (quality reviews, production meetings, project teams, task force activities) with LPSD and other Caterpillar stakeholders


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
* Ensuring optimum availability of manufacturing, test & paint equipment & production facilities in support of changing production requirements utilising proactive planned maintenance & predictive techniques (condition monitoring, reliability-centred maintenance etc.).
* Coordinating release and availability of machines, equipment and facilities to enable scheduled maintenance activities to be completed
* Directly working with other teams and suppliers, requires that the successful candidate demonstrates skill in negotiation, building consensus and achieving compromise to agree deliverables and milestones.
* Representing their function in key forums such as forums (such as quality reviews, production meetings, project teams, task force activities) with LPSD and other Caterpillar stakeholders.
* Evaluating new manufacturing equipment & facilities to ensure maintainability.
* Establishing standards and working with other teams to resolve problems related to process, tooling & equipment availability.
* Providing input & support for major systems and equipment installations.
* Implementation & development of modern manufacturing / lean manufacturing tools & techniques within the technical services maintenance function.
* Manning & equipment budget management to assure customer expectations are met whilst achieving functional and cost targets.
* Adhering to established standards, policies and practices relating to quality, cost reduction, safety, ergonomics and affirmative action.
* Identifying & implementing training, development and motivation for a staff capable of completing objectives and implementing facility efficiency improvement projects, and meeting the requirements of the manufacturing process.
* Close management of external support services, optimising cost effectiveness, ensuring close contract control via detailed planning activities & monitoring & control of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
* Actively involved in decision making process.
* Maintain knowledge of applicable legislative requirements.
* Evaluate current & future manufacturing equipment and processes; perform needs analysis and initiate ideas for availability & efficiency improvements.
* Support and advise other engineers, managers, and customers.



BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE:

Required:
* A self-starter with strong technical leadership skills.
* An Engineering, Technical or Science degree or relevant experience.
* Applicants MUST have extensive experience of machining and manufacturing processes gained whilst working for an industrial or manufacturing organisation.
* Excellent Analytical skills, able to interpret complex technical date and make recommendations.
* Ability to communicate technical information effectively at all levels within the business, as well as with customers and suppliers.

Desired:
* Strong communication & customer management skills.
* Previous experience using project management systems.
* Previous experience of preventative maintenance scheduling systems.
* A practical understanding of failure analysis & problem-solving tools & techniques.
* MS Excel and MS Project skills.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.