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Electro-Mechanical Plant Maintenance Foreman vacancy in Southend-on-Sea (149jc)

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Location: Southend-on-Sea
Region: London and South East
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Engineering
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
My client, who is a major player in the defence sector both in the UK and Overseas are now seeking an Electro-Mechanical Plant Maintenance Foreman to join their existing team at Shoeburyness

You will be reporting to the Departmental Manager and you will perform the duties as the Workshops Foreman to ensure the safe and efficient running of the services from the workshop; leading a team of engineers, the core function of this workshop is to keep the site’s Explosive Waste Incinerators maintained and safely processing.

The practical functions of the position are to carry out reactive, preventative, and planned mechanical maintenance of heavy plant machinery and equipment; in addition to fabrication and welding to support the firing range.

Your role will be to plan and prioritise the team’s workload (currently 3 engineers), hosting team briefings and collaborating with the other Foremen on site to discuss site operations and ensure efficient and safe running at all times. You will be the team’s point of contact for Health and Safety, managing it locally for the workshop. Administratively completing and updating risk assessments and keeping up-to-date electronic records for asset management and maintenance schedules.

Key Knowledge & Skills:
• Electro-mechanical competencies
• Proven supervisory skills
• An understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
• Strong fault finding, diagnostics and repair skills
• Experience maintaining/repairing heavy processing plant and equipment
• Understanding of workplace Health & Safety (ISOH Desirable)
• Competencies in PLC and Control systems (Desirable)

To be eligible for this role you will need to have the following experience
• Strong mechanical skills, especially in Heavy plant equipment, not vehicles
• 18th Edition would be an advantage
• Experience in hydraulics, conveyer belts and similar equipment.

The idea candidate would possibly be someone who has left the military and who has worked in something like the mining or recycling sector where the have been responsible for large production/plant equipment, though not vehicles.

In return they are offering an excellent starting salary and benefits package, and for the right candidate a relocation package would also be available.

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