Maintenance & Engineering Manager, Lockerbie

13 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017
Arla Foods Limited
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Maintenance Engineering Manager, Lockerbie

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world's favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Tickler®, and Lurpak® - names like these, make us a vital, natural part of everyday life in over 100 countries around the world. At the heart of our business are 19,000 global employees and every single one of us plays an important role. Together we build on our €10bn turnover and continue to grow our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world. We currently have a fantastic opening for a Maintenance Engineering Manager to join the leadership team at our Lockerbie site. Reporting into the Site Director, this is a high profile role at one of the largest processors of milk in the UK converting over 500M litres of milk per annum into high quality fresh milk, cheese, butter and whey products.

Challenging & Rewarding Opportunity

As Maintenance Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of Team Leaders and Engineers who work on a variety of rotating 4 on, 4 off patterns. You will manage 2 Team Leaders and indirectly around 25 Engineering Technicians who are multiskilled, managing both planned and reactive maintenance across fast moving machinery (some old some new), which has been heavily invested in.

You will ensure maintenance and optimal efficiency of the production plant, equipment, facilities and systems and ensure that the site complies with Arla Foods engineering specific standards and policies as well as the applicable law. You will manage and document maintenance activities ensuring quick responses in recovering production facilities in case of breakdown. You will prepare, negotiate and manage contracts with service providers in accordance with applicable policies and deliver input relating to investment needs for the site. In addition, you will participate actively in and contribute to global engineering forums to ensure alignment and learning between sites.

We are looking for someone who gets the best out of others, who will lead, coach, motivate and inspire people to perform on a day-to-day basis. Above all, you will strive to drive continuous improvement at all times by taking an innovative, creative approach and using your imagination and experience to develop ways of making things better.

Ability to make critical decisions and motivate, lead and develop

The successful candidate will have experience in a senior maintenance management role gained within a fast moving manufacturing environment, food an advantage. You will have a strong aptitude for financial control and previous experience of managing budgets and an understanding in support of the site maintenance forecast and project management. Recognised as a leader of people, you will have a proven track record of coaching and developing others and delivering results through your team. An understanding of continuous improvement and lean methodologies is desirable.

This is a senior position on site and therefore, it is essential that the successful candidate has the proven ability to influence the site and management team. In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that recognises and rewards talent.

Application and Contact

Apply here as soon as possible as all applications will be dealt with as soon as received. We look forward to hearing from you.