Production Maintenance Manager

Location Lancashire
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Horticulture, Machinery, Technical & Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year depending on experience
Contact name: Sophie Ashmore

Contact email:
Job ref: 13959SA
Published: 7 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

Production Maintenance Manager

Location of the Job: North West, UK.

The Company: Our client is one of the UK's leading Horticultural businesses. They are growers and wholesalers of bedding and ornamental plants.

The Industry: Horticultural Job, Horticultural Industry Job, Horticultural Maintenance Job, Horticultural Engineering.

Key Responsibilities and Job Role Details:

  • Overseeing the planning and implementation of schedules of work and all reactive maintenance across the business including all aspect of glasshouse, vehicle, crop protection and associated production equipment maintenance.

  • Responsible for ensuring control of all maintenance budgets to annual target in conjunction with the Operations manager.

  • Supervising and motivating a team of around 6 workers.

  • Installation of new horticultural equipment.

  • Reviewing worker performance.

  • Identifying training needs.

  • Ensure periodic and preventative maintenance schedules are appropriately scheduled and accomplished.

  • Ensure emergency troubleshooting/maintenance support are readily available as needed.

  • Liaise with Production and plan to schedule plant/equipment maintenance, having regard to customer satisfaction and statutory and regulatory timings.

  • Identify improvement opportunities, and progress with the teams and line management, including the development of the preventative maintenance program.

  • Responsibility to comply with all Company rules for health and safety and to co-operate with the Company to ensure that all statutory duties are undertaken in line with appropriate legislation.

  • Managing maintenance goal setting, activity scheduling and work allocation to ensure measurable goals, balanced workload distribution and effective staff management.

  • Monitoring and continually improving maintenance processes and maintenance personnel performance to achieve best in class levels of efficiency.

  • Any other duty deemed suitable by your line manager.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

  • Horticultural industry experience.

  • MUST HAVE experience, working with glasshouses, greenhouses, garden centres, nurseries or environmental.

  • Experience maintaining Production Equipment.

  • Able to manage workflow, planning and scheduling.

  • Excellent time management skills, organisation skills.

  • Influencing and leading teams of people - whilst also being able to work hands-on and with the team.

Salary Package: A basic salary of £30,000 - £35,000 per year depending on experience.

Plus Benefits: Company pension scheme and use of a company works van.

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to;

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