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Location: Runcorn, North West England, United Kingdom

Maintenance Engineering Group Leader

Runcorn, North West England, United Kingdom
£41,500 - £52,290

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Engineering Group Leader


RATE: Basic Salary £41500, plus bonus, allowances and company benefits, Potential earnings £52290.00 PA


An exciting opportunity to join one of the UK's leading trade kitchen supplier. Howdens are a supplier of kitchens and joinery products to the building trade. They have approximately 700 depots across the UK, with the Runcorn Manufacturing site supplying to 80% of those. Specialising in Kitchen Cabinets/ Carcasses the Runcorn site produces 65,000 units a week. Howdens are looking for a Lead Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis.

Performance Objectives

•Strong leadership is essential for this role, with excellent coaching skills to develop the skills and abilities of your team.
•Undertake 1:2:1's with team members to identify training needs and develop behaviours aligned to Howdens mission statement and culture
•Authorise holidays and attendance levels for allocated shifts
•Conduct first stage behavioural improvement action
•Develop behaviours of the team aligned to world class maintenance standards and methods.
•Supports and Leads where directed cross functional team working.


•Coordinate and Undertake equipment Risk Assessments and SOP's
•Lead the use of dynamic risk assessments (Take 5) within the maintenance team
•Deputise for the maintenance manager out of hours to ensure planned and unplanned activities are conducted safely.
•Identifies and implements safe working practices
•Identifies and implements risk reduction on equipment
•Ensure statutory maintenance work orders are completed on time and feedback in CMMS
•Manages and coordinates contractor activities through PTW's.

Machines and Methods

•Supports and leads as directed the implementation of world class maintenance methods
•Use data analysis to look at trends in performance
•Leads Root Cause Analysis for reliability and quality improvement
•Leads practical problem solving to minimise downtime with team members
•Co-ordinates complex fault finding and escalates additional support requirements where required
•Develops PM work orders and schedules for assets in CMMS
•Develops calibration/centre lining standards for critical assets
•Responsible for Improving maintenance and asset KPI's, through agreed projects
•Leads critical spares analysis for assets
•Maintains spares and improves life cycle of components
•Undertakes design out activities with members of their team
•The job holder will be responsible for planning and allocating work for the maintenance team and ensuring work is completed to a high standard by their team
•Ensures maintenance interventions on critical assets are tesed prior to production runs
•Ensures man hours are recorded for maintenance work.

Person Specification

•Formal Health and Safety qualification
•CIEH Level 3 Health & Safety
•NEBOSH general Certificate (preferred)
•HNC in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
•Continuous Improvement experience
•Supervisory qualifications/experience 5 years +
•The job holder reports to the maintenance manager and is responsible for planning, coordinating and controlling maintenance and engineering activities throughout manufacturing to ensure asset performance, reliability and quality is guaranteed and improved
•The job holder will lead a team of engineering personnel and indirectly the maintenance activities of operators in the delivery of world class asset care with the highest standards of safety.

Working Pattern

•The job holder will be part of the Engineering leadership team and as such needs to be flexible in their working patterns to support business requirements.
•4 on 4 off pattern, days and nights


Since 1978, Rullion has been securing exceptional candidates for a range of clients; from large well-known brands, to SMEs and start ups. As a family-owned business, Rullion's approach is credible and honest, focused on building long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates.

Rullion is a forward-thinking recruitment company that specialises in providing a wide range of talent consultancy services to a diverse client base; from small start-ups to large household names.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

Speak to Rebecca Roberts today

Resourcer at Rullion Call Rebecca on 01946 816662

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