Maintenance Reliability Manager - Laminex Cheltenham (VIC)

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Manufacturing
  • Business Group:Laminex AU
  • Location:Cheltenham
  • Job Reference:LAM/34449
  • Closing Date:10 Dec 2023


Job Title: Maintenance Reliability Manager

Location: Laminex Cheltenham, Victoria

The Role:
Laminex is seeking a seasoned Maintenacne Reliability Manager to enhance operational effectiveness at our Cheltenham, Victoria site. This individual will champion the Laminex reliability journey over a transformative 2-year period. Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, the successful candidate will embody resilience, not just withstanding but thriving amidst complex team dynamics and challenging scenarios. This is a role for a leader who can evolve our culture from reactive maintenance to preventative and proactive strategies.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead, mentor, and manage a complex maintenance team, fostering a culture of planning and seizing asset optimization opportunities.
  • Drive the adoption and effective use of MEX for maintenance management, ensuring its correct setup and utilization.
  • Collaborate across functions to rapidly address plant operation issues and maintain continuous operation of High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) lines.
  • Develop and enforce maintenance and reliability strategies to enhance asset availability and tap into reliability improvement opportunities.
  • Oversee a fully developed Preventative Maintenance program, with an active schedule to ensure peak asset performance.
  • Uphold the site’s safety policies and procedures, emphasizing a culture of health and safety as the primary goal.
  • Initiate and support Continuous Improvement efforts aimed at simplifying processes and bolstering reliability.
  • Undertake project management for engineering projects, such as installations or upgrades up to $250K, liaising with safety teams and suppliers to ensure optimal outcomes.

About You:
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A robust track record in leading complex teams, with proven experience in managing intricate team dynamics (examples required).
  • Proficiency in rolling out significant reliability initiatives, with a capacity to guide our journey from reactive to proactive maintenance.
  • A background in mechanical, electrical, or industrial fields, with trade qualifications or tertiary education in an engineering discipline.
  • Strong project management skills for handling small to medium engineering projects.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with a capability to work cross-functionally.
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems like SAP or MEX.
  • A valid Forklift, Elevated Work Platform, and Work at Height ticket will be advantageous.

Perks & Benefits:
  • Enjoy 26 weeks of fully paid parental leave, returning to a 4-day work week at 80% capacity for an eased transition.
  • Work in a dynamic environment in Cheltenham, Victoria, with access to Melbourne's vibrant city life.
  • Access significant discounts on Fletcher Building products, including those under the Laminex, Stramit, and Tradelink brands.
  • Benefit from a 40-hour workweek with flexible start times from Monday to Friday, fitting your schedule.

Join Our Journey:
If you are robust yet adaptable, a proactive leader eager to take on a pivotal role within our supportive team, we would love to hear from you. Apply now, and Lachlan from Laminex Australia will be in touch. Your dedication deserves our acknowledgment, and as part of the Circle Back Initiative, we commit to responding to every applicant.

Apply Today!