Maintenance Manager

Do you understand how and why equipment fails and are able to implement change so they don’t in the future?

We have an opportunity for a Maintenance Manager to join our team base in Irthlingborough on a full time, permanent basis. Core working hours will be Monday – Friday 9am-5pm however some weekends and nights may be required to meet and support need of the team.

Whitworths are the UK’s leader in dried fruits, nuts and seeds. We’re proud to be widely recognised and trusted by our working partners, international suppliers and, most importantly, by millions of customers as manufacturers of innovative, tasty, healthy products.

About the Maintenance Manager role

In this role, your people and the machinery they are responsible for will be your key asset. Our people are really important to us, so they’ll be really important to you too. We’ll give your four shift teams the physical tools they need to carry out their job, but you’ll need to support your team to ensure they develop and grow their skills. Through your coaching and support, you’ll empower them to deliver outstanding service to our business. Your extensive engineering background in the food industry will steer your decision making.

What you will be doing;

On a day to day basis, your team’s challenge is to maximise plant uptime by ensuring the effective application of good engineering practices. When downtime occurs, you’ll analyse failures to root cause using the application of lean techniques such as RCM/TPM/FMEA, to change what happens next time.

Why work for us as a Maintenance Manager?

There are many reasons to come and work with us, but the biggest reason is so that you have a job you love and a company you are proud to say you work for.  You will receive a competitive salary; in addition, you’ll also have access to;

  • 25 days holiday + all public holidays recognised in the UK
  • A workplace pension
  • Life assurance and on-site occupational health
  • Plus the Company offers a number of family friendly; health and life style benefits

Our ideal Maintenance Manager will have the below skills and experience:

– You should have an extensive engineering background in the food industry

– Good influencing and communication skills

– Knowledge of lean techniques such as RCM/TPM/FMEA

– Ability to work well as part of a team

– Project Management skills

– Organisational  and People Management Skills

– Experienced in Change Management

– Strong Technical skill set

Whitworths is growing every day, so we are always looking for talented individuals (at every level) who can deliver STAR potential. If you’re ready to give us your best, let’s talk.

If you think you have the skills and experience required to join the Whitworth’s family as our Maintenance Manager then email

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