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Maintenance Manager

Posted 15 May 2024
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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  • Engineering & Technology
  • Foxhol (NLD)
  • Professional - Experienced
  • 32-40 hours
  • Job-ID: 53485

Maintenance Manager

Did you know that you already know us? Almost every second tablet on the global market contains our products. As this demands great entrepreneurial power we are always looking for people who take ownership and are not afraid of accountability. Cooperation with your (external) team is key!

Now is your chance to join! Our factory in Foxhol (Groningen area) is looking for a new proactive technical manager to ensure a safe and stable production of excipients to be used in pharmaceutical drug production (Superdisintegrants). Are you a people manager with the right technical background and affinity to design, plan, coordinate and execute the maintenance with several subcontractors?

What we ask

  • HBO/University degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or comparable study

  • Several years of experience with maintenance and project management

  • Pre: Experience with outsourcing contract management

  • Knowledge and experience with Maintenance management systems and methodologies, such as: RCM, TPM etc.

  • Linking technical maintenance to process safety management

  • Affinity with Lean/Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement Systems

  • Ability to coach, inspire and develop people.

  • Recognize the fundamental principle that effective cooperation is the cornerstone of productivity and success, understanding that collaboration enables the achievement of shared goals and ensures the completion of tasks efficiently

  • High level of pro-activeness, assertiveness and ownership

  • Fluent in Dutch; sufficient in English

  • Pre: Experience with McMain & PCS7

What we offer

  • International working environment

  • Continuous learning and development environment

  • Competing remuneration package

  • Flat organisation with short communication lines

  • Working within a highly motivated team

  • Being part of a larger group of maintenance managers group within DFE Pharma and FrieslandCampina

Vacancy description

  • Working on and maintain a smooth and stable production process

  • Development of an maintenance strategy in line with the company strategy

  • Translation of the strategy into a SMART formulated year-plan

  • Analysis, development and implementation of improvements in line with the applicable quality and SHE standards

  • Efficient and quality minded management of the maintenance tasks

  • Planning of maintenance activities considering all related key parameters (availability of suppliers, planning, spare parts etc.) and in close alignment with the production department and other relevant stakeholders

  • Organizing, leading and executing small CAPEX projects

  • Monitoring of maintenance processes by means of Key Performance Indicators

  • Improve the output from, and the cooperation with suppliers by creating and maintaining efficient SLA’ s and work processes, monitoring and periodical evaluation of the activities and the output.

  • Ensure appropriate documentation in a regulated environment (e.g. work instructions, PM tasks, year plan, FMECA’s)

  • Maintenance representative, coordinator and host of (parts of ) internal and external quality audits.

  • Training and development of internal and external contributors to the maintenance processes.

  • Strive together with your teams to a better performance every day

  • Proactive and close collaboration within local Management Team and other (international) colleagues to contribute to overall business objectives

  • Member of the 24/7 consignment service management team – 1 week per 6

Staying true to who you really are, that is your starting point at FrieslandCampina. Because it is precisely by embracing our differences that we can grow together. We want to create a working environment that allows all employees to bring their best and authentic selves. If who we are suits you, but you're not sure if you're the best fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply so we can help you find the role that fits you best.

Team Details

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  • You will be part of the local management team (including the consignment service)

  • You will report to the Site Manager

  • Manage external maintenance companies

  • The location counts 22 employees; producing 24/7 (5 shift leaders and 10 operators)

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FrieslandCampina is a purpose driven company focused on winning in the global market for dairy based products. We want to be profitable, so we can make a positive, lasting impact. Not only does FrieslandCampina have iconic B2C brands, a big part of the business is in the B2B market, where we sell ingredients and semi-finished products to manufacturers of nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector globally.

Active in 30 countries
20,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 35 years