Sharpak Aylesham is a manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging for use in the Fresh Produce and Food Service divisions. Established in 1968, the site has significantly grown in recent years and aims to be the first choice for rigid plastic packaging solutions through our reliability, efficiency, and innovation as a manufacturer of sustainable packaging on a local and global platform.
Successful maintenance structures are built around effective communications between all functions within the operations department. This includes strong relationships with Production personnel and members of the Engineering department.
The primary aim of the role is to avoid delays of planned activities by effective planning and coordinating resources such as labour, materials, parts and equipment access. Job plans are created with the objective of optimising equipment performance and life expectancy, thus aiding with continuous improvement and cost effectiveness. Accurate data from these activities is a critical basis for equipment and process optimization and informing continuous improvements.
- Establish, maintain and improve maintenance planning and scheduling flow process.
- Schedule maintenance work into the production plan accurately, ensuring all decisions are taken to maximise efficiencies and minimise machine outages.
- Develop cost and time estimates of all planned activities to ensure budgeted costs are controlled, raising anomalies or concerns to the Engineering Manager.
- Collaborate with the wider engineering team to ensure labour and resources are available for planned maintenance work.
- Prepare reports, analyse data and make recommendations for improving plant operations and solving maintenance related problems.
- Ensure key performance indicators are captured and reported for equipment reliability, departmental performance, planning and business flow process.
- Continually reviewing and improving the planning, scheduling, data management and job reporting systems to increase planning effectiveness and efficiency.
- Plan and coordinate spare and material requirement for maintenance activities, especially critical parts.
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIRED
- Formal Qualification in Electromechanical/Industrial Engineering Degree/ Diploma, OR; Formal Apprenticeship Qualification in Engineering, with extensive maintenance experience
- Degree/Diploma/Certificate in maintenance planning and scheduling
- Formal course in Parts & Inventory management (fundamentals)
- Time & Motion study training
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Ability to demonstrate workplace experience in applying planning knowledge and skills to perform performance assessments.
- Experience of working in a high-volume manufacturing environment, ideally within packaging industry.
- Knowledge of Planning Software – PEMAC preferable.
- Significant experience in root cause analysis related to technical problem solving.
- Ability to make confident decisions with an organised approach.
- Demonstrable experience of analysing data and making recommendations where necessary.
- Good communication skills, giving the post-holder the ability to deal confidently with a range of people at all levels.
- Good IT skills, sufficient to be able to produce well-presented documentation and reports.
- Ability to work autonomously to a high standard, either alone or as part of a wider team.
- Self-motivated with a commitment to personal development.
The role works 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Benefits include life assurance, T&D programmes, performance related bonus scheme, on-site parking, wellness programmes and 30 days holiday (including bank holidays).
If you feel you meet the essential criteria for this post and are looking for a dynamic organisation within which to learn and grow, apply now.