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Winstone Wallboards
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Mechanical Maintenance Manager - Tauriko, Tauranga

Like You, We’re Proudly Building New Zealand! It’s something we are proud to have been a trusted part of, for over 90 years and counting. Every day, passionate and dedicated people come together as an industry to help build healthy, sustainable homes, creating a better future for all New Zealanders.  GIB® Plasterboard is the number one choice by customers in New Zealand.  Our quality and reliable products, along with our unparalleled service and support is what sets us apart. When you start with us, you will learn that we are all brought together by the passion we have for putting the customer at the heart of everything we do.  

About the Role
We’re seeking a Mechanical Maintenance Manager to join our site management team and lead our maintenance team and function at our new manufacturing facility in Tauriko. This is a challenging but exciting role where you will play a crucial role in ensuring reliability, optimising plant uptime and plant performance to ensure we are meeting targets and achieving operational excellence whilst not compromising on safety. Your key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Health and Safety: Promote and uphold a strong culture of safety, ensure compliance with regulations and conduct regular audits and inspections to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Leadership: Lead and develop the capabilities and capacities of our people to ensure business delivers reliable and targeted throughput whilst exemplifying our values to ensure high performance, motivation and collaboration.
  • Technical Expertise: Provide expert advice in the evaluation of maintenance and engineering data, develop and implement strategic plans for preventative maintenance, maintenance planning and troubleshoot mechanical issues to drive operational efficiency.
  • Budget Management: Monitor and control maintenance expenditures within budgetary constraints and identify cost-saving opportunities without compromising quality or safety.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain meticulous records of maintenance activities and prepare comprehensive reports on performance metrics for management evaluation.

About You
Our ideal candidate will have prior experience in a maintenance or engineering leadership role within a continuous process manufacturing environment. You’ll also need:
  • A degree or technical certification in Engineering, Maintenance or related field.
  • 10+ years’ experience in a heavy industrial maintenance environment.
  • Able to develop and execute plans to enhance reliability and efficiency. 
  • Second-to-none technical abilities with deep knowledge of engineering and mechanical concepts.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities.

On Offer
This is a great opportunity to work with a kiwi icon, household name and a multi-award-winning business in a new facility utilising top tier technology. As part of Fletcher Building, you will have access to a range of benefits and perks such as a leading Parental Leave policy, a generous share scheme, an Employee Education Fund for you and dependents, company discounts and much more.

If you’re keen to make an impact and contribute to our organisation’s success, please Apply Now!

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to any of our vacant positions. Talk to us about our flexible working arrangements and career pathways.