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Junior RME Area Manager


Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Come join one of the world’s most customer centric companies, we are experiencing growth not only in the number of products & categories we can offer but we are also reaching more customers every day and providing a unique online shopping experience.

At Amazon, our continuing growth means that when we say we’re going places, we really mean it. Driven by the need to meet customers demand and keep our world-class service running smoothly, we’re growing our business right across Europe and expanding our teams in our high technology Fulfillment Centers across Europe.

The Junior Reliability, Maintenance and Engineering Area Manager will ensure that Safety comes first in all engineering efforts. This position will be responsible for troubleshooting, designing, installing and commissioning controls solutions for automated material handling systems. This position will also provide proper training to the Maintenance Technicians on device troubleshooting and preventive maintenance.

This position requires strong project management skills, effective communication skills, being self-directed, and the ability to multi-task and deliver results in a dynamic environment.

The following roles and responsibilities are required:

· To promote and champion health and safety awareness by Amazon Associates and contractors. Ensure compliance with all Amazon polices and guidelines and ensure appropriate risk assessments and working systems are in place.

· To ensure all Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is completed safely, cost effectively, on time and to a satisfactory standard.

· To provide a service that ensures all mechanical and electrical equipment is running to its optimum performance and that all departmental SLA’s and KPI’s are met; react in a timely manner to Trouble Tickets (TT).

· To maximise availability of all mechanical and electrical equipment through continuous improvement and improve equipment efficiencies and reduce costs through Kaizens and other initiatives.

· To liaise with contractors or external suppliers and clearly communicate Amazon safety, technical and contractual issues and standards; ensure compliance with the Spending and Transaction Policy.

· To ensure adequate resources, equipment and people, are in place to meet operational needs; including scheduling of shift patterns for the team and purchasing equipment so that spare levels are met and maintained.

· In collaboration with planner ensure compliance register is up to date and compliance tasks are planned and scheduled.

· Create and manage RME budgets both capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX).

· Produce weekly reports covering metrics and performance of the site and team.

Indirect management of RME Technicians and Leads for the site; including 1-2-1 meetings/reviews, time and attendance management, assisting with recruiting, hiring and development of the technical team.


· Degree or NVQ4 in a relevant Engineering discipline or served a full engineering indentured apprenticeship.
· Minimum of 5 years’ practical engineering experience including 2 years in a supervisory role managing people.
· Experience of automated equipment including packaging machinery, sortation and conveyor systems.
· Multi skilled in both electrical and mechanical disciplines.
· Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
· Able to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings;
· Familiar and able to produce general layouts using AutoCAD.
· Experience of planned preventative maintenance systems.
· Superior communications skills at all levels. Excellent English communication skills (written & verbal).
· Experience of working to appropriate health & safety standards and regulations.
· Excellent customer facing skills / customer focus.
· Able to prioritize in a complex, fast-paced environment.
· In depth engineering knowledge and willingness to train and learn new skills.
· Proven ability to operate in extreme high pressure situations, successfully handle multiple competing priorities and possess a high level of discipline while displaying a high degree of flexibility and professionalism.
· Experience in troubleshooting installation, fault finding, and repairs.
· Experience with Kaizen and Continuous Improvement Process.
· Fully conversant with MS office and MS Project


· An electrical or mechanical training degree or BS/BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related fields
· Advanced industrial engineering, project management and implementation experience
· Knowledge of at least one other EU language desirable (especially French or German, Polish and Spanish)


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