Head of Maintenance

Head of Maintenance Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of Maintenance to join our team.


  • Planning the strategy and delivery of all maintenance;
  • Managing and monitoring budgets;
  • Recruitment, training and development of staff;
  • Management of maintenance staff as well as carry out staff appraisals;
  • To administer the company‚Äôs maintenance management system, ensuring good work planning, execution and record keeping;
  • To define critical spares and support contract for sites;
  • To maintain both sites, equipment and assets enabling sites delivery to customers of first quality product on time ad in full;
  • To support day to day maintenance and production activities;
  • To maintain integrity and operability of site buildings, infrastructure, fixed equipment, mobile plant, road tankers and on-farm tanks;
  • To support plant improvement and development work and participate in hazard studies, including agreeing engineering standards;
  • To agree revenue expenditure budgets for maintenance activity;
  • Reviewing key contracts, suppliers and adhering to health, safety and environmental practices.


  • Full UK Driving Licence as there will be inter-site travel;
  • Experience of management or small projects is important;
  • Educated to HNC as a minimum in an Electrical or Mechanical discipline;
  • A proactive approach and a can-do attitude with the ability to work without supervision and collect data to support decision making;
  • An ability to lead teams and communicate effectively at all levels;
  • Highly self-motivated and enthusiastic with n ability to work flexible and prioritise workload;
  • An ability to take ownership and accountability and to make structured decisions confidently and methodically;
  • Knowledge and experience of mechanical and electrical maintenance in a relate industry is essential;
  • Have a logical precise and accurate approach to work and ability to meet deadlines.