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Reliability Maintenance Engineering Area Manager


United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Here at Amazon we are currently looking to hire an experienced Maintenance Area Manager to join the team in our highly automated and fast paced site.


· To lead the site Engineering and Facilities Teams in providing both a reactive and pro-active, multi-skilled maintenance service on all operational equipment and facilities infrastructure within the site;


· To promote health and safety awareness with all 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.
· Reporting to the Site Engineering Manager and being capable of acting as proxy
· 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
· 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.
· Create and manage Engineering and Facilities budgets for the site, both capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX).
· Produce weekly reports covering metrics and performance of the site and team.
· Line management of Engineering & Facilities staff
· Recruit, train and develop the Engineering and Facilities Technicians and Apprentices.

· Degree or NVQ3 in a relevant Engineering discipline or served a full engineering indentured apprenticeship.
· Significant practical engineering experience including 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 with 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.
· Excellent computer skills (MS Office, CAD)

· Significant experience in a similar role, ideally in a fast-paced, automated, industrial, logistics, production or manufacturing environment
By submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Amazon to transmit and store your information in the Amazon group of companies' world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.


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