Operations Maintenance Co-ordinator

Job title : Operations Maintenance Co-ordinator
Location : Waikato
Job type : Permanent
Contact name : Kerry Rowlands
Job reference : HS70329

Need a change of scenery? Seeking a seasoned Operations Maintenance Co-ordinator for a large scale plant, in the heart of the Waikato.

Our client is a global leader across 17 countries at the heart of innovation within raw material manufacturing. They are committed to delivering innovative, environmentally sustainable products with manufacturing operations for pulp, paper and packaging across NZ and Australia. A unique to market role as Operations Maintenance Co-ordinator has arisen within one of their Central North Island Plants.

This newly created role, reporting to the Business Unit Manager, and as an integral member of the Maintenance and Operations teams, the purpose of this role is to co-ordinate and control the execution of maintenance, reliability, operative plans and shutdowns between the Operations and Maintenance teams. You will be a champion and enforcer for health and safety practices and be adept at prioritising, planning, communicating and influencing. This role will also be responsible for completing / closing the work request feedback loop, hence where the communicating and influencing will be important

You will have extensive experience in maintenance management systems, policies and procedures, with a proven record of accomplishment in demonstrating strong systems focus and a strategic approach to delivering positive outcomes. Your proven relationship building skills will be complemented by well developed, interpersonal and influencing abilities.

The OMC will be the day to day link between maintenance and operations and some of the responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that the operational area is prepared for scheduled maintenance activities each day

  • Reviewing incoming work notifications to ensure they are complete, and provide feedback where appropriate

  • Ensuring work notifications are correctly prioritised

  • Determining which jobs (if any) will break into the weekly schedule

  • Liaising with the planner (and others as required) to set priorities for planning and scheduling of work

  • Reviews all work notifications ensuring that they are sufficiently descriptive of the issue, are valid, complete, and meet the work notifications standard

  • Establishes accountability within the operations team to furnish completed work notifications

  • Sets work priority for all corrective maintenance work

  • Determines plant operational Management of Change requirements relating to proposed corrective work

  • Authorises work to break into the weekly schedule (keeping this to a minimum) based upon plant availability & production requirements and impact on the maintenance schedule. Liaises with Maintenance & Operations to ensure this work is executed efficiently

  • Accountable to co-ordinate and ensure that all operations activities associated with maintenance work (e.g. plant shutdown, cleaning, isolation, permitting, pre start checkout) are completed in accordance with the work schedule

This roles outcome is to achieve an improved, integrated maintenance and operations approach to work order management (work identification to execution) which balances both short and long term needs of the plant along with improved effectiveness of resource trades.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Ideally an Engineering Trade Qualification, Degree or NZCE – However this is not essential

  • 3 Years experience within a relevant Business Unit, or similar industry environment

  • Have worked in or alongside a maintenance team in a continuous manufacturing environment

  • Be a strong communicator and effective influencer with excellent people skills

  • Have a strong operational and maintenance knowledge

In Return you will be rewarded with excellent working conditions, an engaged and progressive team, a high value safety culture, excellent remuneration package and ongoing development & career opportunities within this organisation. Benefits also include subsidised Medical / Life / disability & Income protection, purchasing benefits and enhances superannuation. This role is a Monday to Friday position with some agility around hours and WFH.

If this rare role is ticking your boxes, get in touch with Kerry on 021 917 913, send your CV to jobs@roblawmax.co.nz quoting reference #HS70329 or apply online.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including a MOJ check and Medical check. Any offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance of these checks.