Maintenance Team Leader

About our opportunity:

Are you looking for a sustainable career? Where no two days are the same? Whilst working for an ethical employer who truly makes a difference to our planet?

By playing a key part in our bold commitment to transform our business into a provider of net zero carbon sustainable materials by 2040. Truly you will be making the world a better place to live for the next generation.

You will be responsible for managing a team of mobile maintenance engineers; ensuring planned and reactive maintenance is complete in line with company targets.

What you will be doing:

You will promote a positive Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Culture while providing guidance and support to your team.  You will work to develop improvement plans, implement RCA approach, maintain critical spares levels for routine maintenance and liaise with contractors and suppliers.

Work as part of a team to complete scheduled work on shears and Balers.

Assist in completion of any corrective work highlighted from AC/PPM.

Complete all PPM tasks scheduled.

Plan and provide proactive and reactive engineering support across our midlands sites.

Document all work completed.

About you:

You will have a nationally recognised Mechanical or Electrical time served apprenticeship minimum level 3, be computer literate, have the ability to lead and develop a team.

You'll also have the following skills;

Multi Skilled - Electrical / Mechanical skill set, Power transmission. Basic hydraulics/pneumatics. Basic welding and fabrication.

Able to work as part of a team, equally comfortable working alone and ability to use your own initiative.

Not get flustered when under pressure to achieve targets.

Must have Heavy Industry experience.

Have Health & Safety awareness, experience and qualifications (IOSH etc.)

Must have full UK Driving License

Package Description

Attractive salary plus great benefits such as:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 24 days annual leave, rising to 25 in 2023 + bank holidays
  • Option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance
  • Online savings- major retailers, utilities, entertainment plus many more

Who we are?

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

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It goes without saying that you will need the correct licences or certificates for a variety of our roles.

However, at EMR we value the way we do things as much as the delivery. We call our expectations our Behaviours. They align with our Values of We Care and We Do, and they apply across all levels and roles in the business.

​We Care

- Integrity – you are Respectful and Honest

- Trust – you are Collaborative and Authentic

We Do

- Accountable – you are Determined and Responsible

- Innovative – you have a Growth Mind-set and you are Progressive

If we all carry out our roles in line with these Behaviours, we will achieve success as One Team. If you embody our Behaviours, we want to hear from you!

A DBS check is required for this role.


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