Maintenance Planner

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We are looking for a Maintenance Planner to join our team at Cwmbran. The role purpose is to maximise the operating efficiency of the plant and to maintain the assets of the site, by coordination and planning of internal maintenance resources and outsourced human resources, preparing material needs and coordinating machine availability with other departments, in an environment where behaviours are underpinned by Knauf values: Commitment, Partnership, Entrepreneurship & Menschlichkeit.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

• Full responsibility for engineering craftsmen team planning activities, ensure work is prepared and planned at best possible time in coordination with other departments expectations; manage all maintenance requests / notifications and historical backlog. Create daily and weekly plans, prioritise and communicate effectively. Prepare for each job: materials, tools and procedures before planned date.

• Define and maintain maintenance KPIs and ensure communication is up to date keeping Cwmbran CI model aligned with guidance from the CI manager.

• Manage contractors and resources in order to achieve planned jobs to complete the required maintenance tasks. This role is responsible for facilities management.

• Ensure all parts, materials and contracts purchases follow KI procedures, with the right involvement of the purchasing department for best possible cost negotiation.

• With support from the store person and engineering team ensure workplace organisation standards are kept and help define the right stock levels and lead times in order to maintain a low working capital with the necessary available parts in stock.


Role challenges:

• Achieving the required production outputs, and production function targets, while developing an environment of sustainable improvement in terms of maintenance planning and preparation.

• Providing excellent communication, with clear prioritisation, whilst ensuring the maintenance craftsmen are empowered in taking ownership for their achievements.

 Leadership without any direct reports in order to ensure plan is completed.

 Ensuring the full availability of the site assets in achievement of the production and maintenance targets.

 Building a healthy professional relationship with all departments on-site. Ensuring these relationships are maintained, at all times, in the demanding, multi agenda, environment of a 24/7 manufacturing site.


      Experience, qualifications, skills & requirements:

      •  Recognized degree in engineering discipline or equivalent by experience.

       Working experience 2 - 5 years

       Leadership and communication style which is approachable and motivating, being engaging to individuals.

       A demonstrable passion for Continuous Improvement and the ability to example cultural change within a Maintenance team.

       Experienced and in-depth knowledge of SAP or any CMMS system.

       An understanding of the fundamental principles of Continuous Improvement and the importance of providing the correct environment, in terms of culture and behaviours, to sustain improvement, and experience in creating such an environment.

       Flexible and with a “make it happen” attitude.

       Needs to be prepared to sometimes work and / or be disturbed outside of normal working hours and join a rotational night and weekend support scheme.


                    Salary & Benefits

                    • £34,000+

                    • Annual performance related bonus

                    • Holiday allowance

                    • Pension scheme

                    • Westfield Health Care

                    • Sick pay (after 3 months of service)

                    • Life assurance scheme

                    • Onsite gym

                    • Occupational Health & Mental Health First Aiders

                    • Perkbox

                    • Cycle to work scheme


                    About Knauf Insulation

                    Knauf Insulation is the UK’s leading provider of high performance, sustainable Glass and Rock Mineral Wool insulation solutions. With more than 40 years of experience in the insulation industry, it is one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide.

                    As part of the Knauf Group, a €10bn turnover multi-national family-owned manufacturer of building materials and construction systems, Knauf Insulation employs more than 5,500 employees and has 27 manufacturing sites in 15 countries, with a turnover of €2bn in 2019. In the UK, the company employs over 500 people at its manufacturing plants in Cwmbran, Queensferry and St Helens.

                    Knauf Insulation’s mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, with care for the people who make them, the people who use them and the world we all depend on.

                    Its vision is to lead the change in smarter insulation solutions for a better world. Its aspiration is to be the world’s most trusted insulation partner providing high performing and smart insulation solutions and services for a better world.

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                    Cwmbran, South Wales

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