Mechanical Maintenance Manager

We are currently recruiting a Mechanical Maintenance Manager to lead a team in the execution of all mechanical maintenance on site. You will be responsible for managing the mechanical maintenance team via the maintenance supervisors and assisting the contractor manager in the management of key site nested contractors. This role is critical in driving change in mechanical maintenance practices in line with the Ince J2R strategy.

Business Area
Full Time

Your Role

In this role you are responsible for:

1.Safe execution of work - To be responsible for maintaining a management presence on site for the purpose of driving high safety standards. To drive compliance with site procedures and work to remove any barriers to compliance delivering a high safety performance within your team.
2.Regulatory Compliance – To work with engineers as well as site management to ensure the suite of mechanical  maintenance activities carried out ensure CF Ince complies with regulatory and COMAH requirements.
3. Team management – You will manage the mechanical maintenance team of 35 through 4 x mechanical maintenance supervisors who report directly to you. You will be required to train, coach and performance manage the team to help ensure delivery of the maintenance and site objectives.  A key focus areas for this aspect of the role are clarity and definition of roles and responsibilities within the team and ensuring training requirements are defined and executed.
4.Asset Reliability – You will support the Area supervisors to ensure that all mechanical maintenance work is appropriately managed across site. You will work to ensure that the quality of work carried out is to the appropriate standards, managing mechanical maintenance resources to ensuring that operations have the mechanical support to maintain high production availability.
5.Cost Control – Through removing barriers to inefficiency within the technician team and moving to a more planned preventative maintenance regime, as well as increased focus on contractor cost control, overtime and procurement of spare parts and services, you will ensure that value for money is achieved in the execution of mechanical maintenance activities. This will also involve tracking and monitoring of cost control metrics.
6.J2R – A key aspect of this role is to work with the site J2R team to help define and then deliver the changes proposed by the Ince Maintenance Journey to Reliability. Key areas for 2018 include Planning and scheduling of maintenance, KPI data and monitoring and changes to the CMMS to ensure regulatory compliance is met.


Your Skills


You will be an experienced Maintenance Supervisor or Mechanical Engineer with a minimum of 10 years experience in the industry. A thorough working knowledge of mechanical maintenance practices as well as a working knowledge of process plant equipment is required, as is experience of effectively managing teams and individuals to deliver results and meet prescribed goals.

Skills and competencies

•Experience in managing teams, delivering results through others and performance management of individuals and teams.
•Experience in controlling costs, managing budgets and ensuring targets are met during maintenance execution.
•Experience of maintenance planning and scheduling best practice.
•Experience in the delivery of major maintenance such as shutdowns, turnarounds or projects.
•Thorough understanding of mechanical maintenance organisation, and maintenance practices and procedures
•Experience in the use of common PC software packages such as Excel, Word, CMMS and Outlook.


Applicants will be able to demonstrate a recognised apprenticeship or HNC or higher level of relevant qualification in Mechanical Maintenance / Engineering.


CF Fertilisers

CF Fertilisers UK Ltd is part of CF Industries, a global leader in fertiliser manufacturer and process chemicals with operations in the USA, Canada and UK. The Company employs around 550 people across two Upper Tier COMAH manufacturing sites at Ince near Chester and Billingham on Teesside. A highly successful business we also value and look after our people by providing great training and outstanding reward.