Geraldton Fishermen's Co-operative Rock Lobster Exporters


Reliability and Maintenance Manager

The role is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and improvement of equipment, machinery, and control systems at our state-of-the-art processing and export facilities.

The focus is to ensure that asset performance, availability, and utilisation is tracked such that a Planned Preventative Maintenance Program can be maintained and executed to achieve optimal operational outcomes.

Safety is our number one value. You will manage in-house activities and contractors within a world-class safety management system.

There is a strategic element to this role requiring the implementation of best practices, identification of continuous improvement opportunities, and development of associated capital budgets and projects.

Your time will be split across a range of functions covering planning, monitoring, reporting, contractor management, and hands-on maintenance tasks.

The role requires the competent delivery of all activities that may directly or indirectly affect safety, quality, and productivity.

Duties include:

  • Ensuring the safe completion of all maintenance work.
  • Tracking equipment efficiency and performance parameters such that planned maintenance is undertaken when required.
  • Maintaining a Planned Preventative Maintenance Program – to include procurement and inventory management of critical spares.
  • Reviewing historical data regarding failures and undertaking root cause analysis to ensure cost-effective solutions are identified.
  • Acting as the ‘primary point of contact’ for maintenance contractors working in the business.
  • Undertaking in-house maintenance activity as required.
  • Full P&L and capital expenditure responsibility for Reliability and Maintenance activities.
  • Developing, and tracking progress to, annual budgets.
  • Helping the business achieve safety, financial, and operational KPIs.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in working under robust safety management systems.
  • Minimum of five years experience in an industrial maintenance environment – including a working knowledge of pneumatics, mechanics, hydraulics, electrical, PLCs, and electronic applications.
  • Experience in the application of Total Productive Maintenance methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise third-party service providers and contractors.
  • Computer literacy to include word processing and spreadsheet capabilities.
  • Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  • Excellent organising and analysing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Preferred but not essential:
    • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant engineering discipline.
    • WA fully licensed electrician.

This an opportunity to work in a fact-based organisation. We value hard work, a desire to continuously improve, and the ability to work with people from all walks of life. The successful applicant must be able to pass a National Police Clearance Check. Based in Welshpool, this position will require some out-of-hours work and occasional travel within WA.

Reliability and Maintenance Manager

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