Engineering and Maintenance Manager

Recruitment Genius
£35000 - £40000 per annum
25 Jul 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is the largest supplier to the UK's jewellery industry, offering customers over 16,000 products in various precious metals including silver, gold, palladium and platinum.

They are looking for a Engineering and Maintenance Manager to join their Production team in this newly created role. In this role you will be responsible for the maintenance and engineering teams.

The main duties will include:
- Manage the maintenance department to ensure the efficient running of all equipment by putting an equipment replacement and upgrade schedule in place and the prioritisation of repairs and breakdowns.
- Manage external contractors for servicing and building projects.
- Help increase the efficiency of manufacturing processes, implementing changes and improvements where required to ensure the most cost effective use of materials and resources.
- Work to ensure that 5S and lean manufacturing principles are actively used within the business.
- Monitor and control changes within manufacturing ensuring and assuring quality is preserved.
- Identify recurring quality problems both internal and external, initiate root cause analysis and develop solutions.
- Be an active participant in the manufacturing improvement plan; you will drive the specification, procurement and introduction of any new processes or equipment that will benefit their business.

The successful candidate will have experience from a similar role.
- Manufacturing and Maintenance background.
- Experience of successfully driving change and continuous improvement initiatives both for equipment and processes like 5S and lean.
- Strong understanding of process control and advanced quality techniques.
- Knowledge of assaying of precious metal, whilst not essential would be a benefit.
- Excellent communicator, capable of explaining change to gain maximum ownership and commitment.
- Knowledge of health and safety standards / legislation.
- Engineering related qualification.

Hours of work:
37.5 hour working week as follows: Monday - Thursday 07.30 - 16.00 (30 minute unpaid break),
Friday 07.30 - 13.00.

They offer up to 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, Company Pension Scheme with employer contributions matched up to 8%, Life Assurance, and a Company car parking space.

A DBS check will be carried out and must come clear to be successful in this position.
You must have a solid work history and be able to provide references.

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