Vacancy details

Portlethen, Aberdeen, Scotland

Job Title:  Maintenance Supervisor                                                                

Site Reporting Line:  Site Maintenance Manager

Location:  Kepak McIntosh Donald, Portlethen                                             Functional Reporting Line:  N/A

Job Purpose:  Maintaining systems and equipment by completing preventive maintenance schedules; restoring, repairing, rebuilding, or replacing faulty or inoperative components and parts and effectively supervising staff.  Building and maintaining relationships with Production teams, being responsive and proactive in approach to support business operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, motivating and performance management of team
  • Communicating job expectations effectively to team; planning, monitoring, appraising job contributions, adhering to policies and procedures and demonstrating good practice always
  • Appropriate utilisation of team resources to provide a cost effective, responsive service and meet business/team targets
  • Meet maintenance operational standards by contributing to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards, resolving problems and minimising production down time
  • Evaluate functionality and reliability of facility systems and associated equipment by conferring with operating departments, identifying problems and requirements
  • Assist the Manager with maintaining function and reliability of facility systems and associated equipment by implementing and maintaining a preventive and predictive maintenance program; operating and testing systems and equipment; restoring, repairing, rebuilding, or replacing faulty or inoperative components and parts
  • Improve function and reliability of facility systems and associated equipment by studying performance results; identifying, recommending, and implementing changes, expansions, and additions
  • Intervene on any line/production deterioration in performance; complete root cause analysis and implement corrective actions
  • Liaise with Maintenance craftsmen to issue, monitor and complete preventative maintenance requests and general performance data
  • Manage subcontractors and equipment suppliers through our Safe Work System
  • Ownership of 5S methodology (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardise and Sustain), in Maintenance areas and workshop
  • Apply and drive continual improvement maintenance process improvements
  • Support the Manager with identifying talent and implementing training and development plans of team
  • Escalate issues appropriately to the Manager
  • Provide management cover if required
  • Contribute to effective departmental budget and cost management by monitoring expenditures, identifying variances, and implementing corrective actions
  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by following relevant food, health and safety standards and procedures, complying with legal codes and regulations.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading technical publications.

Skills/ Experience

  • Suitable Electrical and/or Mechanical Qualification essential
  • Level 6 qualification in Engineering/relevant trade
  • Experience and knowledge in Primary Meat Industry and Consumer Foods Equipment and services preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal and people management skills
  • Commercial ability and awareness
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, specifications, and schematics
  • HACCP training desirable
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical, electrical, PLC control, refrigeration and PTW systems desirable
  • Strong diagnostic/root cause analysis skills essential
  • Proactive and “can-do” attitude essential
  • Sound understanding of integrity and compliance to relevant legislation and company processes/procedures
  • Commitment to good practice
  • Fluent English, communicates well in written and oral form with multi-nationals on all levels
  • Ability to work in production driven environment, multitask and work under own initiative to deliver to deadlines
  • Relationship builder with strong influencing skills
  • Strong IT skills in maintenance systems and Office packages (particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, Excel)