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Maintenance Superintendent Mechanical

Trafford Park Mfg
, United Kingdom

If the chemistry is right, we can make a difference at LANXESS: speed up sports, make beverages last longer, add more color to leisure time and much more.
As a leading specialty chemicals group, we develop and produce chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and high-tech plastics. With around 14,300 employees, we are present in 33 countries. Be part of it!

Job Highlights

LANXESS is a leading speciality chemicals company based in Cologne. With around 14,300 employees in 33 countries, we are an established company on the global market. Our primary expertise lies in producing, developing and marketing chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics, with annual sales of EUR 6.8 billion (2019).  

As a company, we are responsible for ensuring strict observance of safety, environmental and social standards at LANXESS locations around the world. We endeavor to make sustainability a focus for all employees and to establish sustainable solutions in all key areas. We also demonstrate this by supporting initiatives such as Responsible Care® and the Carbon Disclosure Project and being listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World & Europe and FTSE4Good. 

In order to achieve LANXESS’s objectives, we operate within our company Performance Culture which includes our value : respect, ownership, trust, professionalism and integrity.

LANXESS UK is currently seeking a strong, motivated and talented individuals with the appropriate experience for the position of Maintenance Superintendent Mechanical.

Location: UK, Trafford Park, Manchester. 

Primary responsibility:

The primary responsibility of this role is to plan, organise and deploy craft resources to provide Mechanical Engineering support to upper tier COMAH manufacturing site.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the craft team and ensure that the craft team members are competent to perform required tasks on the site.
  • Ensure that there are sufficient craft personnel with knowledge, skills, abilities and motivation to provide a safe, cost effective, and high quality service.
  • Develop detailed work plans for activities to be scheduled covering predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Evaluate task Risk Assessments and decide whether they are suitable and sufficient to create a Permit To Work.
  • Write and issue Permits.
  • Ensure that the tasks conducted by the team are co-ordinated to optimise the delivery of planned and reactive engineering support.
  • Ensure engineering records are maintained and updated for both paper and SAP systems, for example example statutory inspections.
  • Act as deputy for other Superintendents.



Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • 3- 5 years of professional experience, Craft Apprenticeship plus HNC
  • Strong experience in delivering high quality customer service programs, project management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities including motivating teams, employee development, and being results oriented
  • Strong people skills, including the capability to handle various personalities and develop professional relationships
  • Action oriented, with the drive to push projects and tasks to successful closure
  • Proven ability of being customer centric by seeking solutions from the customer’s perspective
  • Strong verbal & written communication, with the ability to take complex concepts and communicate accurately and persuasively
  • Strong ability to work within a team-setting, inclusive of other’s ideas, and a willingness to cooperate
  • Makes quick and accurate decisions based heavily on facts, data and/or metrics

What we offer you

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .

Diversity: For us, talent matters, we welcome everyone who commits to our values. We strongly believe that including diverse perspectives makes us more innovative and enhances our competitiveness. Therefore, we embrace the uniqueness of every single individual and are truly committed to supporting our people in developing their individual potential.

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