Maintenance Manager

  • Decotek Automotive
  • DECOTEK Automotive, Mullingar Road, Robinstown, Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • 12/02/2019
Permanent Automotive Engineering Installation-Maint-Repair Manufacturing

Job Description

Job Description – Maintenance Manager


Principal Accountabilities


As Maintenance and Tool room Manager, your key responsibilities to lead all Maintenance, Facilities and Tool room activities maximizing all available resources.


Your key responsibilities will include:


  • Prioritize the maintenance and repairs of company equipment and tooling in conjunction with production requirements
  • Manage and maintain spare part inventory ensuring adequate spare parts for critical equipment and tooling.
  • Nominating, supervising and coordinating sub-contractors for works relating to maintenance. Communicating and liaising with sub-contractors ensuring all works are completed in accordance with their contracts. Sign off and verification of completion of sub-contractors works
  • Identify areas for improvement and assign workers to take care of issues
  • Supervision of all employees within the department, monitoring of performance and quality of workmanship as well as dealing with any HR issues that may arise.
  • Optimize equipment according to standard procedure, enhancing performance and product quality, ensuring the achievement of all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Develop a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule, ensure full preventative maintenance is carried out, plan in missed maintenance activities, and lead the team to deliver effectively
  • Develop clear accountability for maintenance material spends combined with a strategy to manage expenditure.
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact
  • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility
  • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management
  • of, and reporting
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
  • Ensure that the tooling and equipment operate in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors
  • Effectively manage the technical support personnel to achieve the required levels of plant and equipment uptime.
  • Manage the technical support personnel to ensure that the preventative and predictive maintenance activities are completed in full and on time and this system is managed effectively.
  • Manage the Technical files (soft and hard copies) for all plant and equipment covering all electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, controls and software elements
  • Ensure a backup copy of all plant and equipment software is kept i.e. PLC programs, Robotic programs.
  • Work with the engineering department on the development of equipment for new projects ensuring that the equipment is world class from a maintenance view point
  • Develop the technical support personnel to be able to carry out software diagnosis of equipment i.e. reading PLC ladder logic
  • Ensure all software is available to read all machine programs and update when new equipment comes on line.
  • Manage all data relating to plant and equipment uptime and generate daily graphs showing performance to target
  • Develop a culture of multi-skilling and cross training throughout all roles within each maintenance shift.
  • Ensure that the Technical support carry out shift handovers and report all downtime activities correctly
  • Ensure Compliance and development of procedures related to TS 16949 / ISO 140001 or other such standards as may be adopted by the company
  • Any other responsibilities which may be assigned.


Experience, Training and Work Related Skills Required


  • Third level degree in Engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • 5+ years relevant maintenance experience
  • Strong people management skills
  • Previous experience in the Automotive industry is an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Results orientated.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage to deadlines.

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