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Title:  Maintenance Manager

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Engineering

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ

Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 24,000 people throughout Europe.

In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,700 British farmers.

The Müller brand is ranked at No.7 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands, and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK.

Muller has been a loved brand in the UK for over 30 years. It’s a household name – and it continues to grow as we invest to make and market an ever-greater range of fantastic dairy products. We are currently the 7th most chosen FMCG brand in the UK, picked from supermarket shelves over 208 million times each year.


We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Manager (Senior Engineer) to join our Market Drayton Dairy. Reporting into the Site Engineering Manager, you will have experience leading teams in high-volume, complex environments and are motivated by the challenges it can bring.


This is a Days only Monday - Friday Role.


Key Responsibilities:


  • To ensure all equipment is repaired and maintained to the highest standard.
  • To work closely with Reliability, Methods Engineering, CI and AM teams to deliver reliability improvements.
  • Utilisation of Lean approaches to resolve problems and improve performance.
  • Identify weakness in PM plans and deliver proposals for improvement.
  • Work with Operators and Shift Technicians at a shop floor level to identify and implement standard equipment settings through effective trials , look at best practices and help deliver throughout all of Production.
  • Ensure compliance with Engineering communications systems, Logs SAP PM, BDA, DRA.  
  • Actively lead and be action focused in regard to top loss actions and Maintenance System compliance.
  • Work with Reliability teams to ensure required parts are in place for planned work allocated to shift teams.
  • Work with Site Engineering Manager , Reliability Leaders and Environment, Health and Safety Manager implementing task based risk assessments and SSOW.
  • Deliver world class standards in relation to maintenance control, hygiene and tool box control.
  • Directly manage the shifted Engineering resource and ensure they are effectively utilised on a day to day basis.
  • Maintain regular daily contact with the Engineering Shift and other Engineering resource and provide support and assistance as required according to the Production priorities.
  • Maintain regular daily contact with the Manufacturing Leaders and be fully aware of the production status (actual vs. plan).  Ensuring production log books and Engineers log books are read daily.
  • Responsible to progress monitoring and identifying potential threats to achieving deadlines.
  • Accountable and responsible for the work scope and resource allocation.
  • Formulate and coordinate personal development plans for all relevant staff.
  • Carry out individual performance related assessments at agreed intervals for directly reportable personnel.
  • Delivery of line and factory efficiency/OEE targets.
  • To optimise spend through delivery of available and efficient  machines.
  • Energy focused to optimise and deliver annual targets.
  • Strong focus on Filling and Packaging waste and opportunities to improve.
  • Delivery of required standards in relation to Engineering GMP and food safety standards.




Skills and experience required:


  • Possesses knowledge in areas of: Filling and Packing technology.
  • Capability to develop a high performance and service oriented culture within the team.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of complex fast moving clean environments (24/7- short life products)
  • Strong engineering qualifications and background
  • Strong technical bias and has experience in standardising processes and practices,
  • Has excellent analytical, planning and organisational skills.
  • Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills.
  • Team building skills and strong ability to work cross functionally.
  • Action oriented, with ability to drive  and achieve challenging goals.
  • Ability to coach, support and develop the team.
  • Capability to developing a high performance and service oriented culture within the team.
  • Ability to manage budgets and control expenditure. 


The Process:


If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role, please apply today.


Contact Details:

F.A.O. Retained Recruitment, Müller UK & Ireland, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3SQ

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