Maintenance/Engineering Team Leader job at Zenith People

Maintenance/Engineering Team Leader

Newcastle Upon-Tyne
Posted 4 weeks ago

Zenith People are working with our client who are a North-East based Manufacturer looking to recruit an experienced Maintenance Team Leader to join them on a permanent basis.

As a key member of the Leadership Team, you will expected to positively contribute to the Engineering Department through your Accountabilities whilst leading a team of Shift Engineers across a 24 hour shift pattern to allow them to carry out their role as effectively as possible whilst always striving to reach the highest standards to ensure the site runs efficiently.


The role responsibilities:

  • Manage team breaks so that there is maximum engineering coverage on the shop floor at all times.
  • Take ownership of actions that are identified during a PPM, provide appropriate follow up to ensure the closure of outstanding work as quickly as possible i.e. ordering spares, checking stock, planning in remedial work. Continually review PPM’s for their relevance, accuracy and frequency. Feedback any improvements to Management.
  • Maintain an up-to-date Work Tracker for the site
  • Seek to proactively identify improvement projects across site.
  • Participate in annual appraisals for Shift Engineers.
  • Input all relevant information on the Shift Handover sheet to enable effective continuity in ongoing works.
  • Carry out daily checks on Shift Engineers to ensure their personal tool bags/ boxes are accurate, up to date and order ready. Ensure tool boxes and tools are kept in a safe condition.
  • Distribute Planned Works amongst team members. Do everything possible to close off Work Orders and ensure they are closed on Shire upon completion.
  • Liaise with Shift Managers and agree downtime on KPI’s. Fill out the KPI spreadsheet with as much detail as required.
  • Contribute to the engineering training documents, creating OPL’s, SOP’s and WI’s.
  • Aim for 100% completion of reports for all work completed, ensuring that the volume of work completed is suitable for the length of the shift worked. Labour hours must be an honest appraisal of actual work completed.
  • Give a structured report with sufficient detail, including the fault description, diagnosis process, remedial work carried out and/or if any additional work is required.

You are to have a proactive role to take all actions to reduce downtime and increase efficiencies. Ensure that everything has been done to attempt to resolve any issues on site, by investigating all available options to see a task through to completion i.e. searching manuals, contacting OEM’s, searching for parts, internet searches etc. Always demonstrating a “can do” attitude and positive behaviour.


The person we’re looking for:

  • Fully Time-served Apprenticeship in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Previous experience as a Manager – Managing and leading teams of Maintenance Technicians on shifts
  • Btec or ONC Preferred


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Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering and Manufacturing
Salary£55,000 - £56,000

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