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Lead Engineering Planner


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On-Site or Remote

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Competitive salary and benefits

About the Role

*Job description* *Site Name:* UK - Angus - Montrose *Posted Date:* Oct 26 2023 *Lead Engineering Planner* There is a new opportunity for a Lead Engineering Planner to join GSK based in Montrose on a full-time and permanent basis. This a challenging role, which creates visibility due to exposure of a diverse group of functions across engineering and planning. We are looking for a determined individual with strong influencing and communication skills as well as a strong willingness for change. *Job Purpose* The role is part of the Engineering Directorate. To coordinate maintenance activities across the site. Acting as the engineering interface for respective area planners, team managers, professional engineers, and operations. To prioritize and coordinate all planned (and unplanned) maintenance activities in support of plant maintenance and production. Support continuous improvement by participating in the analysis of failures and downtime during weekly maintenance reviews. To work with the long-term production planners and develop a yearly overview of maintenance. To support the sites maintenance of SAP data quality. The role is a combination of leading a team and hands on delivery of a service. *In this role you will…* - To lead and manage the Engineering planners and team support engineers. - Support and produce a maintenance plan for a 12-month period and issue weekly maintenance plans for the maintenance team. Monitoring and developing solutions to ensure Engineering work and resource availability are aligned. - Take full account of routine maintenance tasks and ensure they are scheduled such that out of tolerance dates are not exceeded, with a focus on eliminating PM deviations. - Liaise with production planners for alignment of engineering works with production windows. - Produce matrices for planned maintenance to enable performance monitoring. Provide Engineering Key Performance Data (KPI’s) for reporting both on and offsite. - Support communication and collaboration across plant engineering and maintenance teams. - To identify and manage the implementation of engineering maintenance planning process improvements. - Develop and maintain a technical understanding of SAP, supporting the site and colleagues as required. - Maintain a network with SAP experts through Plant Maintenance Community of Practice (PMCoP). - Support and produce specific site shutdown plans. *Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 9th November 2023* Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert. When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter *and* CV will be used to assess your application. *Why you?* *Basic Requirements: * We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: - Extensive previous engineering industry experience - Time served Engineering Tradesperson - Supervisory or management experience *Preferred **Requirements*: - HNC in appropriate discipline *Why Us?* GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030. Our success absolutely depends on our people. 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