Lead Multi-Skilled Plant Technician

Scope and Responsibilities

  • Develop and agree with operations process for work allocation and sign-off process post remedial work
  • Resolving any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise
  • Ensure parts/labour costs are competitive and within budgets.
  • Use performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels with engineers
  • Implementation of critical spares
  • Updating and maintaining preventative maintenance programs
  • Diagnosing breakdown problems
  • Carrying out quality inspections on jobs
  • Sign-off work requests
  • Liaising with client departments and customers
  • Prioritising SHIRE requests and allocating labour
  • Producing reports as requested
  • Ordering spare parts as required
  • Carry out risk assessments when required
  • Complete Permits to work when required


  • Management of engineers to support operations
  • Reacting to failures in timely manner
  • Maintenance of plant and machinery
  • Management of sub-contractors
  • KPI reporting
  • Ensuring efficient and successful delivery of assets back to production
  • Ensure safe working at all times


  • Improved performance in terms of reactive maintenance
  • Improved culture in terms of H&S
  • More flexible approach to maintenance issues
  • Clear performance metrics displayed and communicated to engineers
  • Maintenance engineers better aligned to operational shifts


  • Asset Availability
  • MTTR
  • MTBF
  • Maintenance Budget
  • Sub-contractor costs
  • Overtime hours
  • Accidents / Incidents
  • Absence / Manpower Allocation  

Direct Subordinates 

  • Plant senior engineers, Plant Engineers

Additional Info

Due to the nature of maintenance and unforeseen breakdowns this roles requires the incumbent to be available to attend major breakdowns as and when they occur, this includes evenings and weekends.

Additionally this role requires the incumbent to be contactable in the evenings and at Weekends


  • Contract: Full Time
  • Term: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive Salary

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