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Shift Maintenance Supervisors

£ c£50-65000 including Shift Allowance + Bonus & Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits

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Manufacturing & Engineering, Fmcg & Retail, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

£ c£50-65000 including Shift Allowance + Bonus & Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits

Location: UK, London, South East (inc Home Counties)



"Excellent role focused on improving Reliability, PPM & OEE at a flagship manufacturing site with great career progression"


c£50-65000 including Shift Allowance + Bonus & Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits


Essex, South East


Commutable from Romford, Basildon, Chigwell, Grays, Northfleet, Gravesend, Dartford, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Rayleigh, South Benfleet, Barking, Dagenham, Greenwich, Waltham Forrest, Hackney, Tilbury, Southend on Sea, Billericay, Harlow, Cheshunt, Waltham Abbey, Potters Bar, Havering, Hornchurch, Epping, Rochester, Gillingham, Chatham, Bromley, Chislehurst, Maidstone.



Our client, part of a global multinational, is a market leader and operates a number of production plants in the UK.


Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Shift Maintenance Supervisors will lead a maintenance and engineering team including electrical and mechanical fitters. The site operates 24/7 and you will rotate shifts every two weeks but always remaining with the same maintenance team ensuring that you build engagement and camaraderie. The focus will be to operationally improve reliability, PPM and OEE by ensuring that plant equipment and maintenance systems are maintained, developed, and improved within a lean manufacturing and Continuous Improvement environment and culture.

Career prospects are excellent as this role is part of a succession plan for the site and also in terms of other engineering maintenance opportunities across the organisation.


As a Shift Maintenance Supervisor, the focus will be on safety first and zero harm and you will champion and proactively promote this safe working ethos amongst your team and contractors. You will lead the daily shift supervision of a production critical engineering and maintenance department on a processing/manufacturing site.


Therefore, our client is seeking an Engineering professional (electrical and/or mechanical) with a recent track record of engineering and maintenance team supervision gained within a "best in class", quality focused, manufacturing operation. You may have gained this experience through a secondment, or it could be that you have been operating at shift lead or supervisor or assistant level already but feel that you have the potential and ambition to achieve even more.


You will inspire, motivate, and develop a proactive and highly competent shift maintenance and engineering team. You will work closely with the Production Manager, and cross functional colleagues in improving all maintenance and engineering operations - process control, mechanical, and electrical across inspection, planning, scheduling, execution, and improvement phases.


You will play a key part in delivering a culture of continuous improvement and proactive maintenance not only in maintenance and engineering operations but also safety and health, environmental compliance, and plant reliability.


The Role

· Develop a high-performing shift engineering and maintenance team.

· Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory legislation and the internal company Safety, Health, and Environmental Standards.

· Drive improvements in plant availability and performance, including costs, through the implementation of company engineering maintenance best practices across your shift.

· To monitor and ensure implementation and delivery of engineering maintenance procedures, initiatives, and controls across the shift.

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· Liaise between functions to ensure teamwork, consistency, coordination, and best practice to eliminate losses from poor practices or communication and to expedite learning.

· Ensure the application of defect elimination/Pareto/root cause failure analysis to all losses on your shift making recommendations for resolutions.

· Support the development of engineering staff by defining, and where necessary, providing training in activities that support maintenance improvement and coaching.

· Operate within KPI's to monitor the performance of all maintenance employees and contractors on your shift.


The Ideal Candidate:

· HNC/HND/Degree/Time served apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

· Qualifications in 17th/18th edition or similar, IOSH, NEBOSH would be highly advantageous.

· Your shift engineering & maintenance team supervisory experience will be from a very high safety culture, FMCG or industrial manufacturing/production processing sector. This could be from a heavy processing industry.

· Experience in improving reliability, PPM and OEE in a large manufacturing/processing site.

· Experience using lean and continuous improvement techniques will be highly advantageous.

· Good level of IT literacy is essential i.e., Microsoft and maintenance management and process control systems.

· You will have a demonstrable track record of maintenance team supervision, motivation and development.








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