Maintenance Manager

£44000 - £47000 per annum + car + benefits
23 Sep 2019
21 Oct 2019
Paul Simcox
Contract Type
Full Time
Site Maintenance Manager

Gravesend, Kent

£44k basic + car + £3k bonus + generous benefits

Our client specialise in the design, development and implementation of automated materials handling solutions for supply throughout the UK and Europe, and as a result of an ongoing success and an aggressive programme of planned strategic growth, they are now seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Residential Site Maintenance Manager to be responsible for the delivery of all engineering service KPI’s within a busy automated warehouse and distribution centre environment.

Based near Gravesend and working 37.5 hours per week (with a flexible approach to support occasional shift changes where necessary to meet operational demands) the successful Maintenance Manager candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of a multidiscipline engineering team of five, ensuring the delivery of key service elements such as PPM, fault rectification and fault eradication and delivering written and verbal communications at all levels and fully interacting with the customer on a day to day basis. Tasked with driving continuous improvement on site with your team and managing a site budget of around £750k , you will liaise with other engineering line managers to ensure consistency and best practice whilst complying with Health and Safety legislation and working within H&S guidelines and processes and conducting regular H&S audits of processes and equipment when required.

Qualified to HND level or above in a relevant engineering discipline or able to demonstrate at least 5 years previous experience in a maintenance team management / team leader capacity, you will possess comprehensive H&S experience and excellent IT and communication skills (both verbal and written) to ensure effective liaison with both internal and external customers and suppliers.

Additionally you will possess essential diplomatic skills, as all decisions made on site are done so with the customer in mind and ensuring they receive a world class customer service, so you will embrace the team culture endorsed by their customer and effectively be able to analyse under high pressure and difficult situations and resolve issues accordingly. You will be able to understand team’s strengths and weakness and through coaching and mentoring, maximise your teams performance whilst always striving for excellence and best practice in all tasks that are under taken.

To be considered for this varied and challenging Maintenance Manager role, you will demonstrate proven experience gained within an automation or distribution centre environment and at least five years experience of supervising maintenance teams as well as excellent man / team management abilities and all round engineering skills in both Electrical and Mechanical disciplines, and be able to undertake technical fault finding to component failure level and repair whilst coordinating the activities of a busy team and both implementing and sustaining a continuous improvement culture.

Do you possess the relevant hands on skills and supervisory experience required to be successful in this Maintenance Manager position? Are you seeking a fresh challenge that will draw on all of your skills and experience gained as a hands on engineering professional and will now utilise other skills including commercial awareness, business development and customer service abilities within an automated materials handling environment?

Then contact the Maintenance Team at Premier Technical Recruitment on 01827 68400 or email your cv in the strictest confidence to for further details and a confidential discussion regarding your requirements.