Plant Maintenance Leader, Jobs, 6051

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Plant Maintenance Leader - Ayrshire

Engineering & Manufacturing - Engineering & Manufacturing
Ref: 6051 Date Posted: Monday 10 Jun 2019
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A rare opportunity to join a Global business as a Plant Maintenance Leader in their large site in South Ayrshire.  

The successful candidate will be part of the Senior Leadership Team and involved in the overall site maintenance strategy and 5 year plan of their advanced site. You will ensure delivery of key results and supporting the 24/7 operations ensuring compliance of all sites assets.

Excellent package and company benefits on offer.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Responsible for heading up maintenance of an 800 acre Distillery Plant
  • Involved in the upgrade for the site CMS system
  • Manage the total cost of plant maintenance in terms of plant reliability, legislative compliance and fixed cost to minimise plant risk. Define and communicate all maintenance budgetary requirements in line with site budget planning milestones.
  • Contribute to the development of the 5 year site strategy and define, develop and implement the maintenance and asset management improvement plan in line with the company and business unit strategic objectives.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the maintenance team plus external stakeholders in line with the company values to maximise employee engagement. Promote, develop and embed a collaborative approach with other technical/engineering/operations on site functions , ensuring that a level of support for a 24/7 operation is held
  • Lead, develop and implement best practice standards for all aspects of maintenance and asset management activity.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of best practice processes and failure elimination techniques to ensure ongoing continuous improvement to the full lifecycle asset performance. Devise specific tools and techniques appropriate to the business area in question and ensure that these are available for the teams to maximise plant availability.
  • Accountable for the compliance of the maintenance function with all relevant Health, Safety & Environmental legislation.
  • Establish and implement effective channels of communication between the projects team and the site operations team to ensure consistency of knowledge and understanding of maintenance activities.
  • Ensure the function leads its field in technical excellence and commercial expertise by keeping abreast of development in the marketplace, whilst ensuring customer delivery/reliability.
  • Refine KPI’s to measure maintenance/production targets, benchmark these with relevant external and internal teams to identify areas for improvement.
  • Define and implement maintenance procurement improvements to continually ensure value for money is achieved.

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Have a rounded leadership view, ability to set objectives, performance manage a team and develop individuals 
  • Previously been involved in management of Distilleries, Plants, Petrochemical or Pharmaceutical
  • Have an open minded and switched on approach and the ability to be a port of call outwith business hours 
  • Educated to Degree Level with an engineering context e.g. Mechanical, electrical or chemical
  • Ability to deliver improvement projects utilising process improvement techniques within a quality management environment
  • Significant Engineering experience in a relevant operational environment
  • Experience of driving and implementing successful process improvements within a maintenance role.
  • Working Knowledge of ERP business systems such as IFS, SAP, JD Edwards or equivalent.​

Please apply directly via our website.