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Depot Manager - Mendip

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Depot Manager - Mendip

Freightliner Maintenance Ltd

A vacancy has arisen for a Depot Manager at our Mendip Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF). The successful candidate will form part of the Engineering management team that takes responsibility for the delivery of safe, reliable and cost-effective maintenance of locomotives and wagons to meet and exceed customer requirements.

The successful candidate will be assisting the delivery of the Diesel Locomotive fleet, ensuring that all maintenance activities comply with the Company Engineering standards and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be a Safety leader - develop a proactive safety culture through positive engagement, continuous improvement and a complete focus to ensure the site and its team create and maintain the highest working standards.

  • Support audit teams and ensure daily management of the required standards to ensure workmanship, equipment, and safety / environmental procedures meet both company and legislation requirements

  • Enable production - overcome obstacles to ensure safe, quality and reliable production. Adopt lean practises and a cycle of continuous improvement throughout the facility.

  • Direct and control the management of the inspection, maintenance and repair activity of Freightliner Rolling Stock at Mendip VMF to ensure that the business requirements of the engineering department are delivered.

  • Lead in driving service reliance delivery and improve productivity in asset and equipment utilisation

  • Develop a robust training and competency plan in line with company standards to ensure smooth delivery of production. Identify and action employee development needs making use of the apprenticeship levy, internal and external training courses and assessments.

  • Depot P&L - implement financial controls over maintenance and facility expenditure. Monitor performance of the rolling stock maintenance function. Provide explanation of expenditure variances. Management of site CAPEX plan.

  • Communicate effectively and efficiency - ensure the VMF team are kept up to date with all communications and relevant information using toolbox talks, team briefs, safety and engineering bulletins.

  • Depot related on call duties as required

Key Skills

  • At least 5 years’ experience in an engineering / maintenance environment

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a people management role

  • Engineering qualification, preferably to HND standard in electrical or mechanical engineering

  • Supervisory and Leadership Training

  • The ability to make sound engineering decisions.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and IT skills

  • Be analytical, innovative and constantly striving for improvement.

  • Have financial experience with budgets, productivity and efficiency analysis.

Please note this post is subject to standard pre-employment checks including employment references, medical & D&A screening and successful DBS background checks.

We are looking for the most committed and reliable individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed for their roles.

In return we can offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, a competitive pension scheme and a rewarding career in an award-winning team