Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Manager

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An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
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Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
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Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?

About ForFarmers

#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the  United Kingdom
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the United Kingdom
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam



Maintenance Manager


Full Time

What is the role of an Maintenance Manager?

The Maintenance Manager reports to the site Operations Manager. The successful candidate will ensure maximum uptime and efficient use of the production plant, ensuring the compliance with all Mechanical/Electrical and Environmental Statutory requirements. Whilst doing so you will develop a pre-planned/preventative maintenance regime to reduce unplanned down time and increase efficiencies. This is a manager role with line management responsibility, however it is also a hands on role where the successful candidate will be expected to ‘pitch in’ and support the wider team on additional duties to aid the day to day running and daily projects/repairs.

Key responsibilities and duties of the role include:

  • Ensure the boiler is fully maintained. Arranging statutory checks with Insurance company and boiler service providers.
  • Comply with the latest Electricity at Work Regulations.
  • Arrange HV&LV maintenance with service provider.
  • Plan annual service of Power Factor correction equipment.
  • Arrange fixed appliance and portable appliance testing is carried out annually.
  • Responsible for all pressure systems including steam, condensate, air.
  • Arrange statutory checks on Compressor & Oil separator, Air receivers and desiccant driers.
  • Arrange services for pellet presses, conditioners, palletiser and all other equipment that is externally maintained or under a service contract.
  • Ensure all weighing and test equipment is calibrated as defined in the calibration register.
  • Monitor isolation procedures, ensuring it’s robust and being followed.
  • Monitor the permit to work system procedure, ensuring its robust and being followed
  • Ensure there’s a comprehensive spares system, producing a used and required spares list.
  • Record accurate maintenance reports for Asset Master
  • Work closely with the Production Manager and shift technicians to maintain good housekeeping. Repairing leaks and ensuring work areas are left clean.
  • Ensure that tools & lifting equipment are used and maintained correctly as required by LOLER
  • Work closely with the Production Manager to help reach CCL targets as set out by the company.
  • Organise daily activities for all shift technicians and maintenance support staff.
  • CDM qualified and take control of all contractors on site, making sure all safety/CDM procedures are followed.
  • Assist and deputise for the Production Manager as required.
  • Compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 and Environmental  Management and BS EN ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems.
  • Ensure all KPIs , ( OEE, Quality  & Safety ) are maintained and exceeded.
  • Work closely with the  Production Manager to achieve UFAS compliance.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Work experience in a similar quality environment/previous role.
  • A mechanical qualification (Electrically qualified)
  • CDM qualified
  • IOSH qualified
  • The ability to work well as a Team
  • A positive can do attitude
  • Self-Motivation
  • Proactively/forward thinker
  • Strong communication, collaboration and influencing skills to network at all levels internally & externally.
  • Good Health and Safety awareness
  • Good COSSH awareness
  • Good PLC awareness
  • Effective decision making skills.
  • Self-Motivated and confident to challenge
  • Commercial and analytical mind-set
  • Great organisational skills

Are you the Maintenance​ Manager we are looking for?

If so, please send your CV with a covering letter through this link (or through the ‘apply’ button) or alternatively, reach out to our UK Recruitment Business Partner, Jordan Carter (

What are the benefits of working for ForFarmers UK?

  • Employee Assistance Programme (offering support on a range of topics).
  • No two days are the same offering variety in your role.
  • Opportunities to visit different sites, customers and suppliers.
  • Options to enhance your pension after 12 months service (increased employer contributions).
  • Opportunities to grow personally and develop within the business
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • B&Q Trade card offering 10% discounts in-store and online.
  • And much more!

Want to know a little more about ForFarmers?

Do you ever stop to wonder where your Sunday morning poached egg came from? Or the milk in your cafè latte? Or what about the sausage and bacon served with full English? It will come as no surprise to you that the animals which produce these products need to eat themselves too. And that’s where ForFarmers comes into the equation.

ForFarmers produces feed for cattle, pigs and poultry in both conventional and organic livestock farming. And that probably sounds a great deal simpler than it actually is. Make no mistake: an awful lot of knowledge, research and innovation has gone into one of those seemingly simple-looking chunks of animal feed. And these are the kind of things we, as a company, invest a great deal in.