• TS 612 - Electro-Mechanical (Heavy Plant) Maintenance Foreman

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Job Description

Vacancy: Electro-Mechanical Plant Maintenance Foreman

Location: Shoeburyness, Essex

Specific Responsibilities

The role is to supervise a team of engineers to maintain the Site’s Explosive Waste Incinerator Plant and other assets. Additional functions of this workshop include Fabrication and Welding for the Site.  As well as undertaking the practical aspects of the job role, it involves the planning and prioritising; asset management; delegating work; collaborating with the Foremen of the other two workshops to maximise the wider-team output. The role will also include being the Point of Contact for Health and Safety, managing it locally for the workshop.

Key Knowledge, skills

  • Supervisory skills.
  • Electro-mechanical competencies.
  • Maintaining heavy processing plant and equipment.
  • An understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics systems.
  • Fault finding, diagnostics and repair capabilities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solver.


  • Working with aging plant and equipment
  • Meeting tight time lines and schedules.

Key Accountabilities

  • Health and Safety for the workshop and staff.
  • Safe and efficient output of maintenance and fabrication from the workshop and staff.
  • Point of Contact for the Team Leader of the workshop.
  • Liaising with operation staff, contractors and suppliers.
  • Carry out reactive, preventative and planned mechanical maintenance of plant and equipment; fabrication and welding to support range activities.
  • To support team members with other tasks when necessary.
  • To help create and maintain a safe working environment including a high standard of housekeeping is maintained.
  • Complete and/or update risk assessment associated with the activities within the role.
  • Keep up-to-date electronic records for asset management and maintenance schedules.
  • To contribute in continuous improvement activities.
  • To carry out any other task where reasonable and relevant either at the Shoeburyness site or other UK sites.

This is not an exhaustive list

Behavioural Requirements

We pride ourselves on hosting a safe, enjoyable workplace, where people are happy about coming to work. We would expect the successful candidate to display the following behavioural qualities:

  • Safety conscious in all activities.
  • Active and engaging team member.
  • Prepared to challenge poor behaviours.
  • Committed to achievement.
  • Proactive, self-motivated and trustworthy.
  • Takes responsibilities for own actions.
  • Able to work well as part of a team and under your own initiative.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the many and varied challenges faced by this role.

Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience in covering eletro-mechanical plant and equipment maintenance.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • City and Guilds. Inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations (Fixed installations 2391) or equivalent.
  • City and Guilds. Management of electrical equipment maintenance. (2377-11) or equivalent.
  • 18th edition (BS 7671) Level 3 Requirements of electrical installations.
  • Clean full driving licence
  • Computer Literate

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

  • Competencies in PLC and Control systems.
  • Gas Safe Qualification.
  • Oftec Qualifications.
  • IOSH Managing Safely or Equivalent.