Engineering / Maintenance Manager

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    Northwich, Cheshire

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    Site Manager

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    Leonie Kellar

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    10 months ago

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Engineering / Maintenance Manager - Based Northwich - Permanent Role

Who are we?

Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) is the UK's sole producer of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, as well as the market leading producer of salt. We are also one of Europe's leading producers of these and other related products.

There are exciting times ahead for us as we embark on major investment across all our manufacturing sites in Cheshire to grow the business and deliver reliable high quality products into increasingly diverse markets. This programme of investment and development at our Lostock site includes major infrastructure projects that will secure our position as a market leader in the production of Soda Ash.

Our role:
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Maintenance/ Engineering Manager to lead the transformation of plant reliability and performance at our Lostock facility. You will be highly skilled and experienced in analysing equipment performance and reliability issues and devising maintenance strategies to achieve demonstrable improvements. You will have a track record of improving maintenance execution performance and effectiveness by working with maintenance teams to improve maintenance metrics and KPIs.
The successful candidate will be the sort of person who enjoys working with people and you'll be the ambassador for standards in maintenance. Often this means selling your ideas and changing ingrained ideas at all levels of the company so your communication skills will be exceptional, as well as the ability to solve problems. You will need to be an outgoing, confident people manager who enjoys engaging with teams and individuals to support their development to get the best out of them

If you want a strategic role in an ambitious company and are prepared to take accountability and develop the skills and knowledge of staff at every level of the department by improving engagement and competency to enable the business to grow and develop, then we really want to hear from you.

Your background:
You are likely to be a chartered engineer and will be familiar with implementing modern maintenance planning and execution systems including TPM, RCM and SMED.

In terms of experience, we ideally want someone who has worked in a chemical manufacturing environment, and is used to being both strategic and delivery focussed. Attention to detail, planning and organising are key attributes, as is a high degree of technical competence.
TCE has a vision to be recognised for maintenance to be at the core of its business. We believe this requires a constant desire to meet the ever changing needs of the business and its people, and a dedication to outstanding delivery. We acknowledge the challenges and understand we have a journey ahead of us, but for the right people this is an exciting opportunity to make a difference.

TCE is a great place to work and this role is a key appointment to our ongoing drive for success. We want a team player who can add to and complement our great team.