Maintenance Manager – Baltic Recruitment Limited – Darlington

Baltic Recruitment Limited

Our client are an established manufacturing business supplying the FMCG market and are currently looking to recruit an experienced Maintenance Manager to join their team.

Overall Purpose:

  • As well as leading a team of 1 maintenance supervisor and 5 maintenance operatives, the successful person will be integral to the planned expansion of the factory and the installation of new equipment, and therefore needs to be hands on when required.
  • Ensure a maintenance service is supplied to the factory at all times.
  • Maintain the standard of the machines to ensure that the product produced is of the required quality employing a hands on approach.
  • Ensure all machinery is maintained to a safe working condition.
  • Involvement in mechanisation/improvement projects.
  • Promote and contribute to the continuous improvement culture and make a positive contribution to the running of the business.
  • Support staff in training demands in all areas.

Key Duties:

  • Health and Safety – ensure that safe and established working practises are followed by personnel at all times. Where there are H&S issues, these should be immediately reported to the Manager, or be actioned.
  • Food Safety – understanding of the HACCAP system operated within the Company and therefore understand the food safety risks and the controls in place to minimise these risks, and ensure the maintenance staff fully understand these systems and risks. The Maintenance Manager has a responsibility to communicate on food safety issues to their Manager, and other Shift Managers/Deputies as and when appropriate.
  • Product Quality/Quality System – the quality system is governed by both the HACCAP process and quality control requirements. It is the responsibility of the Maintenance Manager to ensure that the QC procedures designed and briefed by the Technical department are fully implemented within his/her remit. If this is not the case, they have a responsibility to highlight this to the Shift/Factory Manager.
  • Hygiene and Housekeeping – responsible for ensuring that the 'Clean as You Go' and GMP policies are being followed at all times by maintenance staff.
  • Work Schedule – responsible for co-ordinating all resources within the maintenance department to achieve the most efficient use of labour, materials and plant. This involves prioritising tasks and having a good understanding of product demand.
  • Training – responsible for attending any training required, and for managing and delivering training on a group or one to one basis, and ensuring the training matrix is fully updated at all times.
  • Operational Issues – responsibility to understand the manufacturing processes and systems throughout the factory in detail.
  • Plant Performance – responsible for plant performance with regard to mechanical/electrical issues, ensuring ppm schedules are achieved and recorded, and spares inventory is managed effectively.

Key Skills, Experience & Qualifications Required:

  • Experienced time served ideally with an electrical bias or multi skilled.
  • Supervisory experience essential with a hands on approach.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is imperative.
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Ability to work under pressure within tight time scales.
  • Promote a positive culture of improvement within the business.

The Package:

  • £45,011 per annum.
  • 40 hours per week, mon – fri with overtime.
  • Pension scheme.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Additional benefits.

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