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Senior Maintenance Technician

Role: Senior Maintenance Technician

Location: Dudley

Salary: up to £40'000

Shifts: 6am - 2pm, 2pm - 10pm

(On Fridays the shifts will be 5am - 12pm, 12pm - 7pm,)

You would also be expected to work a night shift to cover for absence purposes this will be paid with a 30% shift allowance

The Company: The business is represented at over 45 locations in over 25 countries and employs more than 10,000 people across the world,

Direct reports: 2 Maintenance Technicians per shift

Main Purpose of the job:

  • Support the Maintenance Manager and Plant by controlling the day-to-day activities of the Maintenance team.

  • Delegate tasks to the maintenance team ensuring production targets and quality objectives are met by contributing to the effective maintenance of all plant machinery and equipment.

  • To lead by example and to work as part of a team responsible for meeting quality, cost and timing targets within the role.

  • To flex own working pattern where required to support departmental holiday and sickness cover.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and drive the day-to day operation of the maintenance technicians

  • Support the Maintenance Manager in the operational and organisational duties of managing the maintenance team acting as the first line of management within the Maintenance environment

  • Drive the maintenance team, completing activities such as department performance, 5S and health and safety auditing, accident and incident reporting

  • Lead and develop maintenance team members including the development of a TPM culture, help, understand and develop their Training needs

  • Delegate tasks as and when required

  • Attend the morning Zone meetings and provide clear data and forward planning for issues raised

  • Ensure breakdowns are responded to in a timely manner

  • Be the first point of contact on the escalation procedure

  • Respond to call outs for weekend and night shift issues when and where required

  • Liaise with manufacturing on priority of workload on shift

  • Conduct shift change over meetings where applicable

  • Ensure that planned maintenance work against TPM plan and support breakdown activities are carried out

  • Contribute to the improvement and development of the planned maintenance system

  • Liaise with the Planning Department to schedule time in the Production Plan to conduct TPM activities

  • Ensure the Maintenance and accuracy of up to date records of all TPM activities take place

  • Organise and liaise with contractors, raising permits to work when and where required

  • Update documentation and software where required to improve fault finding and diagnostics

  • Support effective diagnostics and rectify equipment problems quickly and efficiently

  • Support and Facilitate PPS / PFU activities to identify root causes of deficits and manage the achievement of relevant corrective actions

  • Work flexibly and carry out additional duties as required

  • To maintain a safe working environment and actively support the continuing development of a safety culture across the site

  • Work to and assist in maintaining departmental & plant budgets

Skills, Knowledge, Experience:


  • Good, sound engineering background, ie an understanding of manufacturing processes, (automotive experience an advantage).

  • Basic knowledge of business and quality systems in the automotive sector.

  • Comprehensive understanding of equipment electric, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems and their limitations etc.

  • Able to understand ‘modern engineering philosophies', for example Kaizen, Poke Yoke, 5's, standardised work, FMEA, ISO14001, TS16949 etc.

  • BTEC Certificate in Engineering, City & Guilds Electrical Installation Parts I & II or equivalent.

  • Knowledge and understanding of PLC Systems (Ideally)


  • Previous supervisory or maintenance team leadership experience.

  • Lead by setting a positive example demonstrating enthusiasm and initiative

  • Team player.

  • Ability to manage conflicts and differences of opinion and still achieve objectives.

  • Ability to be firm but fair setting expected levels of conduct and performance

  • Excellent verbal and written communicator at all levels of the organisation.

  • Self-motivated and proactive at all levels.

  • Time management and planning skills.


  • 3 years post qualification experience.

  • Experience within first or second tier supply automotive (Ideally)

  • Experience of a pressurised working environment and producing quick and beneficial results