Maintenance Manager

Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Maintenance Manager
 
Location:  Horsham, West Sussex. RH12 4QD
Hours: Full Time 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week
 
About Us
 
Founded in Vienna in 1819, Wienerberger is a leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations. In the UK, Wienerberger has 4 showrooms, 13 production sites and 6 distribution depots, with its Head Office in Cheadle, Cheshire.
Worldwide, Wienerberger has 203 production sites and the Wienerberger Group generated revenues of €2,972 million in 2015.
 
Offering in excess of 1000 products, Wienerberger’s range includes the Terca and Porotherm brands as part of its wall category, Sandtoft as part of its roof category, and Penter as part of its paving category. Providing a wide range of building material solutions, Wienerberger's roof offering also includes Keymer, one of the oldest established roofing brands in the UK, crafting handmade tiles and fittings since 1588.
  
About The Role


We are currently seeking to recruit a Maintenance Manager to work at our Warnham Site. The successful candidate will play an integral part in the overall site management team.
 
Job Purpose:
 
Ensure cost effective and efficient maintenance of the equipment, plant and buildings.
Work closely with production to ensure optimum productivity of the factory. 
Implement a robust planned maintenance system (TPM) and optimise operational performance through regular planned maintenance and improvement activities. 
Provide a timely and efficient breakdown service to minimise machinery downtime and improve OEE to ensure consistent production. 
Ensure that the maintenance structure is maximised to provide the most efficient cover for all factories and that an effective training plan for your teams are in place in order that they work competently and safely at all times. 
Develop a culture of continuous improvement through the use of lean techniques and tools to help achieve exceptional equipment performance. 
Adhere to all environmental, health and safety UK legislation and higher company standards where appropriate.
 
Key Accountabilities:
 
  • Ensure that you and your team adhere to Group EHS policy at all times and promote a culture of working safely.
  • Have a good sound knowledge of the plant and it’s workings to enable you to make informed decisions regarding breakdowns, repairs and maintenance.
  • Manage and lead a team of 17 maintenance personnel.
  • Deliver plant improvement through effective use of preventative maintenance.
  • Promote a culture of continual improvement within your team.
  • Manage revenue and capital spends within the confines of budget limits.
  • Manage / develop stores system to ensure that critical spares have been identified and in stock at all times.
  • To ensure that the final installation and operation of any machine or combination of machines/sub-assemblies must conform to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations in force at the time.
  • To provide and keep the technical file in connection to any changes/modifications to the machinery
  • Prepare budgetary information regarding replacement equipment and seasonal planned maintenance activities.
  • Promote and encourage continuous improvement (PIP Project) and use of lean manufacturing methodologies
  • Implement and fully embrace the 5S’s and visual management techniques.

About You
 
Essential Experience:

 
  • 5 years plus experience of working in a high production environment, primarily in a process oriented or heavy plant industries.
  • Have experience of managing a team in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • IT literate, notably excel, work etc.
  • Possess a relevant engineering (mechanical or electrical) qualification, preferably Degree, HNC/HND or hold a full technical apprenticeship
  • Evidence of managing change
  • Exposure and promotion of Health & Safety is essential and preferably with a relevant qualification eg. IOSH
  • You should also have sound knowledge and experience of computer controlled machines, PLC's  (preferably Siemens S7), hydraulics, pneumatics and ideally robotics,
  • Strong knowledge of CMMS systems. 
    Desirable Experience:
     
  • Degree in engineering subject.
  • IOSH / NEBOSH Certificate
  • Experience of CI systems; eg TPM, Kanban, 5S etc.
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