maintenance team leader in telford

06 February 2019
cosma casting, randstad inhouse services
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telford, west midlands
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cosma casting, randstad inhouse services
03330 160 303
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job description

Company Profile:

Cosma Casting UK is an operating unit of Magna International, one of the world's premier global automotive suppliers. Magna's pioneering technology and creativity allows our customers to ask for solutions that lie beyond what they previously thought was possible.

Cosma Casting UK has established a manufacturing facility in Telford, UK. For this new venture, we are looking for a Maintenance Team Leader. Cosma Casting UK will specialise in high pressure die-casting that designs and builds medium to large aluminium die-cast automotive components.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Maintenance, Facilities and Toolroom Manager the Maintenance Team Leader is responsible for the coordination and leadership of the maintenance team currently on shift. They will liaise with the production team leader to achieve manufacturing targets specifically around plant availability and PM completion.

Role Responsibilities:

- To ensure equipment availability is in line with departmental targets for shift

- Manage team holidays for Maintenance Technicians on shift in line with company policy and procedure, seeking guidance from Line Manager when required

- Ensure that plant faults and defects are swiftly remedied to ensure the smooth running of the facility

- To engage in Root cause analysis of repeat / major breakdowns and provide reports with suggested improvements

- To engineer out previous issues following a continuous improvement mind-set and methodology

- To facilitate the PM schedules and make recommendations for improvement delegating through their team to ensure KPI's on compliance

- To support the internal customers with technical issues Inc. non-breakdown

- Complying with of all corporate practice, procedures and policies in relation to Occupational Safety and Health administration rules (OSHA) while conducting maintenance processes

- Attend training when required and adhere to CCUK and Magna standards

- To apply 5S methodology in work area and wider factory

- Drive through Departmental and company goals/objectives

- Promote and set a positive example in a manner that reflects the Magna Employees Charter, Corporate Constitution and Divisions Mission, Vision, Objectives, Goals and Values.

- To support management with ad-hoc projects as and when required

- To coach, mentor and undertake annual appraisals of team members

- Planning and organising work shifts for the timely completion of all maintenance activities

- Leading a team and delegating work functions to them

- Organising job training activities for all team




- Previous experience in a Maintenance function

- Time served apprentice in Mechanical or electrical Engineering or currently on an apprentice program.

- Willingness to multi- skill

- Ability to delegate to skilled workers

- Report writing skills

- Experience in fault finding from hydraulic & pneumatic schematics

- Good Microsoft package ( especially: word, excel)

- To be able to communicate technical issues and conduct start of shift briefs

- 5's experience

- Qualification in both electrical & mechanical discipline

- Educated to HNC/HND in related discipline

- Experience within the Castings sector

- Health and Safety accreditation.

- Experience of Tier 1 Automotive supply

- Previous experience leading a technical team


- Competetive pay

- Shift allowance

- On site parking

- Pension


Basic computer skills