North West England
Competitive Basic + Benefits

Maintenance Manager

Ref: 84| Posted: 1st Feb 2019

Bonfire Recruitment are working on a retained basis with a leading food manufacturing company based near Wigan, to recruit an Maintenance Manager.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Maintenance / Engineering Manager or a career driven Engineering Supervisor to take on a new challenge and develop.


Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the purpose of the Maintenance Manager role is to facilitate the achievement of factory KPIs through the application of engineering / maintenance principles, the development of the engineering / maintenance workforce and the appropriate application of engineering technology whilst adhering to company policies and Statutory Regulations.


Factory KPIs

  • Apply maintenance principles in accordance with strategy agreed by Factory Engineer.  Organise and plan the maintenance activities so that the assets are maintained safely and cost effectively meeting agreed production performance.
  • Responsible for scope & deliverables on all capital projects, in accordance with individual project requirements.
  • Responsible for plant, services, process maintenance, performance and  long term development


  • Fulfil line managers and individual Health and Safety responsibilities, as identified in Company and Site Health and Safety policies.
  • Promote health and safety awareness and compliance by Company staff and contractors and ensure appropriate risk assessments and working systems are in place. Plus additional responsibilities as detailed in the Safety Manual.


  • Ensure that all relevant activities in area of responsibility are in compliance with statutory and company technical, quality, food safety and hygiene requirements. Where nominated, undertake Duty Holder Responsibilities.


  • Assist in the preparation of Engineering Budgets in accordance with Company guidelines.  Manage engineering functional cost elements and workflow to achieve budget targets. Define spares use and availability requirements.

Continuous Improvement

  • Systematically review performance, identifying and implementing opportunities to improve factory equipment reliability and efficiency using the tools available.  Develop and manage agreed engineering projects and ensure completion to time and budget, ensuring minimal disruption to the production units.

Manage/Develop Engineering Team

  • To recruit, train and manage direct engineering reports to effectively and safely deliver their objectives. In addition, to work with Shift managers to identify and deliver technical training support for Operators.  Cultivate a working environment of pro-activity, participation and learning through application of a leadership style with the Company principles at its core.

Technical Leadership

  • Act as first point of contact for Engineering / Maintenance for Shift managers in your area of responsibility.  Apply defined best practice in all engineering and maintenance matters in area of responsibility.  Develop and apply own specialist technical skills in support of factory KPIs.


  • Optimise the use of external resources and contract suppliers, to assist in the achievement of factory KPIs, whilst ensuring full compliance with Company purchasing and contract management rules.


Candidate Requirements :

  • Minimum 5 years practical engineering experience and management.
  • Food factory production / manufacturing experience essential.
  • Degree or NVQ 4 equivalent in a relevant Engineering discipline.
  • Time Served
  • Strong people management experience.
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise work load
  • Flexibility when required


To Apply:

To be considered for this vacancy please click on the apply button, submitting a recent copy of your CV. Following review, if your details are of interest, our lead recruiter will be in contact to discuss further. Due to the high volume of applications for this role, we will not be able to give direct feedback, unless requested,  if you are unsuccessful for shortlisting.


About Bonfire Recruitment :

Bonfire Recruitment has relationships with a selected number of food manufacturers throughout the UK.

We have a strong understanding of how each of our partner sites operate and what type of candidates will suit best for the role.

If you do have any questions on the role please call Terry Mallin directly on 0141 429 7252.


Possible Previous Job Titles :

Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Factory Engineer, Chief Engineer, Site Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, Engineering Team Leader, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Team Leader


Possible Locations :

West Lancashire, Chorley, South Ribble, Fylde, Preston, Wyre, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Pendle, Burnley, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Blackpool, Blackburn, Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens, Sefton, Wirrall, Chester, Warrington


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