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Maintenance Manager

North East England

  • Reference: 387539
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £Competitive + Excellent Benefits

  • Location: Consett

Our Client

Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. is an independent chemical manufacturing company. With offices and warehousing in the UK, USA and China and a global network of distributors, they service the domestic and international markets and export to over 80 countries worldwide.

Founded in 1926 in Consett, in the North East of England – still home to their manufacturing facilities – Thomas Swan is a Lower Tier COMAH Specialty Chemical Manufacturer, producing over 100products and offers an experienced and flexible manufacturing service.

Thomas Swan have continued to invest in additional plant equipment in recent years because of increasing demand.  As a family owned business they truly believe that their team of people enables them  to challenge what can be achieved and deliver innovative technologies in the best way possible. 

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager, the Maintenance Manager will play a key part in their ongoing drive to become a world class manufacturing facility, to embed true TPM and effectively use data to provide a world class maintenance service. With a focus on plant and equipment reliability improvement,  you will look to challenge processes to drive performance and raise expectations throughout your team.  Working closely with your supervisors, you will lead, manage, coach and develop your teams to reach their full potential whilst enabling them to use their knowledge to drive productivity.  Championing maintenance throughout the business, you will look to collaborate effectively with production to support the continued development to improve reliability and availability.

Some of your duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Day to day management of facilities, plant and equipment maintenance.
  • Management, reporting and continuous improvement of maintenance KPI’s.
  • Minimise downtime by employing a robust preventive maintenance programme.
  • Delivery of the maintenance improvement strategy.
  • Motivation and development of the large maintenance team.
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) champion.

About You

With a minimum HNC/HND in Engineering (BEng Mechanical Engineering would be an advantage), you will have extensive experience in the development and execution of an effective maintenance strategy and plan to maximise productivity in a complex batch manufacturing plant. You will have previous experience in employing modern predictive and RBI techniques, as well as supporting and developing your team as part of a continued focus to embed TPM throughout a site. With well developed communication skills, you will have the ability to give confidence to the site Senior Management Team but also be hands on in the plant to work with your teams and production to support the continuous improvement focus at all levels. 

Whether you have previous experience in a similar chemical site or considerable experience in world class manufacturing, this is an exciting opportunity for you to play a key part in Thomas Swan’s commitment to continue growth and innovation. 


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