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Plant Maintenance / Fitter

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    Tilbury, Essex

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    £42120 - £42150 per annum

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    about 1 year ago

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Job Description

We have a great new position for our leading recycling plant where we specialise in recycling metals. We're a hard working group but very rewarding!

Job Purpose

The purpose of the role is to manage all aspects of maintenance activities for plant and equipment in our specialist recycling yard.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a detailed set of pre and post shift equipment checks configured for each piece of model-specific plant
  • Develop a detailed set of weekly checks configured for each piece of model specific equipment
  • Create video instruction/training guides to accompany equipment checks
  • Evaluate the skills requirements to execute the checks and create a skills management process to monitor and uplift as required
  • Create a management process and develop and annual plan to coordinate periodic maintenance (weld build-up, blade change etc) for all fixed plant and equipment in the
  • Document periodic maintenance procedures in the form of Job Element Sheets
  • Develop EMR policy for delivery of periodic maintenance as appropriate to the task and available resources and skills:
  • Outside Contractors
  • Create local on-site controlled tool stores (as appropriate) for the delivery of daily and periodic maintenance. Ensure this is delivered to good standards of 5S and housekeeping
  • Create bespoke critical spare parts controls (identification, order and storage) for all plant and equipment for Tilbury Dock.
  • Minimise the cost of maintenance per operating hour

Primary Supply Route, Lead-time, Cost

  • Secondary Supply Route, Lead-time, Cost
  • Min/Max inventory levels
  • Spares Storage and labelling
  • Visual inventory Tracking
  • Develop and manage the plan to install performance monitoring telematics to all fixed plant onsite.
  • Develop temporary equipment availability monitoring where telematics monitoring is not available
  • Develop a process to schedule and manage major overhaul to fixed plant
  • Develop a process to manage the performance of contractors and works approval
  • Carry-out equipment performance analysis to identify and understand performance shortfall and make recommendations for corrective actions
  • Analyse site maintenance costs and produce a plan to reduce by 10%
  • Act as the key interface for maintenance elements of the MS Dynamics programme


  • Vocational maintenance qualifications
  • Knowledge of operational costs and budgeting
  • Experience in the specification, purchase and maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Understanding of the economic life cycle of equipment and planning replacement
  • Knowledge of legislation for fleet operation, both current and proposed
  • Experience of third party maintenance facilities and maintenance capabilities in the supply chain
  • Be IT literate and experienced (MS Office, planning)

Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to communicate at all levels and to work with a cross section of individuals
  • High energy levels coupled with hands-on approach, strong organisational and management skills

· Be methodical, working through tasks with a positive approach

· The ability to solve problems and complete investigations

· Strong interest in maintaining current knowledge of technology and best practice in maintenance

· Able to provide support and leadership to team and the wider EMR organisation

· Prepared to identify and share best practice across the company.

Special requirements:

IRTE Member

NEBOSH Certificate or IOSH Managing Safely

Flexible to travel widely and work extended hours as necessary to perform the role


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