Salary: Excellent Salary + Bonus + Benefits

Are you an experienced and dynamic Maintenance Manager, Engineering Manager, Maintenance Supervisor or Engineering Supervisor looking for your forever role? 

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.  

We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Section Manager to join and lead our friendly maintenance team at our Halecombe Quarry and Asphalt Plant, Frome, South West and Wales. As well as Frome, this role is easily accessible from Nunney, Shepton Mallet, Warminster, Trowbridge, Bath, Midsomer Norton, Gillingham, Glastonbury and surrounding areas. 

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. 

As the Maintenance Section Manager you will be responsible for managing the section, taking ownership of performance and quality, achieving and maximising the efficiency of the process and delivering a preventative maintenance scheme for fixed and mobile plant. Managing a team and controlling health and safety requirements in respect of the full range of activities carried out.  Responsible for instilling an inclusive culture where people are treated with dignity & respect. 

You will be proactive and ‘hands on’ in all maintenance activity including Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), defect and risk management, breakdowns, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and project engineering work. 

As Maintenance Section Manager your responsibilities will include (not exhaustive): 

  • Monitoring and maximising productivity of processes, making cost effective use of resources, products and equipment. Identify ways to improve processes and quality  

  • Driving achievement of optimum Overall Operations Effectiveness (OOE) and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) 

  • Communicating performance targets and KPI’s to team through meetings, briefings and site objectives 

  • Supervision of maintenance activities 

  • Completing plant and vehicle maintenance checks and inspections as required 

  • Applying basic maintenance practices, (i.e. check levels, parts, wear, pressure & sensors, grease and lubricate equipment) 

  • Undertaking and reviewing maintenance inspections and report defects (AAA) 

  • Monitoring and reporting key successes and deficiencies across site (performance, product, equipment, people) to management, undertaking root cause analysis and calling out problems as required 

  • Controlling production costs (including temp labour and overtime), reviewing these regularly with management 

  • Maintaining Health and Safety rules and regulations and ensuring all Safe Systems of Work are signed off and complied with leading towards a target of zero harm for personnel and contractors 

  • Leading, managing and developing a team, optimising engagement, and overall team performance 

  • Leading in resolving complex technical issues or failures as they arise 

  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders ensuring effective service contracts are in place and demonstrate best value 

  • Planning, processing and producing materials to meet specification, ensuring a high quality product is maintained 

The successful applicant in the role of Maintenance Section Manager will be instrumental in the future development and support of the engineering culture to achieve the benefits available through continuous improvement strategy. You will have experience as an Engineering (Supervisor or Manager) / Maintenance (Supervisor or Manager) within a similar heavy manufacturing industry and line management experience will be essential. 

Suitable candidates for the role of Maintenance Section Manager will also have: 

  • Mechanical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems knowledge 

  • Experience in crushing, screening and other heavy plant equipment  

  • HNC/HND and / or recognised apprenticeship or BEng advantageous 

  • Ability to challenge people, hold them accountable for job completion and quality of completion  

  • Proven computer literacy – familiarity with MS Word and Excel  

  • Strong communication skills to engage with stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally 

  • Flexable approach to ensure productivity is maximised  

  • Positive, proactive can-do attitude in dealing with your team and other stakeholders 

  • Continuous Improvement techniques, Lean methodology, Six Sigma and FMEA and Root Cause Analysis investigative methods 

Location: Frome, Somerset, England

Job Reference: tarmac/TP/115/5693

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