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We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a Facilities and Maintenance Lead to join an Engineering business in the Oxfordshire area: 


Facilities and Maintenance Lead 


£50,000 - £55,000 



Responsible for ensuring that the business facilities, machinery and equipment run and operate safely and to maximum efficiency and output. This includes total preventative maintenance, servicing, managing breakdowns and repair of mechanical, electrical and mechanical equipment. Management of associated budgets/cost reporting

Multi-skilled technician / engineer capable of supporting all aspects of general production assembly and test tasks.


Lead site facilities functions in providing both a reactive and pro-active, multi-skilled maintenance service on operational equipment and facilities infrastructure.

Responsible for planned maintenance scheduling creation and overseeing the adherence and timely completion of works carried out. Increase the site operational effectiveness, mean time between failure and downtime reduction, and manage and implement improvement plans, driving Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.

Engaging the wider business team on technical best practice and establish standard policies and procedures. Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.

Participate in new facilities and equipment requirements, installation and commissioning

  • General electrical / mechanical production and assembly tasks where required

  • Maintaining high quality work standards and adhering to the SOP’s provided

  • Reporting and resolving issues within the work area

  • Take ownership of the area and products

  • Drive continuous improvement actively

  • Maintaining accurate, traceable records

  • Be proactive in identifying faults and troubleshooting wherever possible

  • Developing and following a maintenance schedule to ensure that all routine tasks are completed

  • Inspecting machinery, equipment, and associated systems

  • Ensure routine calibration and maintenance requirements of a variety of electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems are undertaken

  • Ensure that designated buildings, plant and facilities are fit for purpose and to provide proactive support/solutions when required

  • Manage systems and equipment data storage and maintain high levels of standards and accuracy

  • Manage the process of the introduction of new machinery, plant and equipment from drawing up the specification, to managing suppliers through to full installation in collaboration with all relevant parties

  • Manage the process of disposal of obsolete machinery, plant and equipment from gaining agreement to write off to physically removing it and its safe and lawful disposal


  • Electrical & Mechanical technical knowledge & ability

  • Apprenticeship / NVQ / BTEC or Degree in relevant engineering discipline.

  • IOSH Qualification (or equivalent)

  • High Voltage Experience & Qualifications

  • Ability to use your initiative and respond quickly to problems

  • Flexible working approach

  • Organised, precise and pragmatic approach to working.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to maintain high standards of staff and department presentation, as appropriate for a facility visited by potential customers and other VIP’s.

  • Significant Mechanical and/or electrical engineering experience

  • Good working knowledge of proprietary PC software e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

  • Flexibility around working hours, there may be a requirement to work shifts therefore a ‘can do’ attitude is essential.


  • Excellent communication skills and a good working knowledge of proprietary PC software e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & CMMS eMaint X5.

  • Strong team player, with the ability to work under pressure, within tight delivery schedules.

  • Experience in manufacturing and production techniques would be advantageous, although training can be provided.

  • Demonstrate an accepted qualification (NVQ minimum) in the required maintenance / facilities management discipline,

  • Required to work to all Health and Safety standards and guidelines,

  • Demonstrable experience in facilities and equipment management across multi sites.

  • Experience of Hazardous Voltage equipment / working an advantage

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time-to-time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities.

Reference ID: 474357

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