Reliability Manager

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Manufacturing
  • Business Group:Laminex NZ
  • Location:Hamilton
  • Job Reference:TLG/27009
  • Closing Date:15 Jul 2022


Laminex New Zealand forms part of the Building Products division of Fletcher Building. Laminex offers residential and commercial solutions for all interior spaces from benchtops and cabinetry through to structural flooring, wall lining and commercial joinery.

The opportunity
We currently have an exciting vacancy for a Reliability Manager at our Hamilton manufacturing plant. This pivotal position will be a member of the site leadership team, reporting to the Plant Manager and will be responsible for H&S standards, plant reliability and utilisation, maintenance budgets, planning and repairs, contractor management, and providing technical and engineering support.

You will manage and drive continuous improvement initiatives that will identify and resolve operational reliability issues, to deliver maximum productivity and a reduction in defective goods and costs.

The key accountabilities for this role include:

  • Developing & implementing the Equipment Reliability Strategy in conjunction with the Plant’s leadership team to maximise Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Leading a dedicated team of 6 and working closely with the Production, H&S, Assurance and Site Leadership teams, external Contractors and Suppliers to deliver preventative and breakdown activities to the plant
  • Provide the maintenance planning crucial for the continuity of the Hamilton manufacturing operation and the safety of Plant personnel
  • Coaching and supporting the Operations team in Preventative Maintenance methodology  
  • Manage and drive continuous improvement initiatives
  • Project Management of minor capital projects
  • Work closely with other functions to identify, opportunities for future capital investment  

About you
You will be a Leader and will be a cornerstone in the Manufacturing Department, that will influence and inspire your team to always seek ways and techniques to improve the overall result.  You will have the technical capability to stay with the detail and also the ability to influence and collaborate. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/ experience:
  • Formal qualification in Reliability or Mechanical Engineering
  • Proven record of leadership and the potential to inspire a positive culture
  • 5 years minimum experience in a medium to large sized company, preferred to be within the manufacturing plant/ wood industry
  • Reliability Skills – MES, CMMS, FMEA, spreadsheets / databases / planning software and associated tools 
  • Good problem solving and organising skills, and numeracy reasoning 
  • Excellence in planned & preventative maintenance techniques  
  • Experienced in developing plans, prioritising and scheduling work activities, inventory and distribution of goods
  • Good knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • High level written and verbal communication skill

If this sounds like you then please apply today! Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and successful applicants will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test prior to commencement of employment.

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.