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Maintenance Manager


Bad Hersfeld, Hesse, DE, 36251

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Warehouse Ops

Location Am Schloß Eichhof 2, 36251 Bad Hersfeld


As the Maintenance Manager in our automated distribution center you will be ensuring all Engineering activities are carried out safely and in adherence to regulatory and internal standards. This applies to internal and external resource, processes and equipment.  Ensure that new hazards and issues are identified, eliminated or managed. Drive a safety culture. You will make sure all team members are highly trained, engaged and motivated to perform their duties to the best of their ability. Drive high performance through effective 121 sessions and internal appraisal process.




Reporting to the General Manager of the site, you will be a part of an organization that promotes personal development, growth, and career progression and who will provide you with the tools and training you need to excel in the industry.




We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?




What You Will Do




Within this position you will have full responsibility for the reactive and proactive maintenance activities for all site infrastructure through dedicated RS team or specifically contracted external resource and support services, another specific responsibility for this role is provision, quality and performance of the resident maintenance technical team from Dematic. (4 technician’s on-site to provide front line response, CMMS, spares management and PPM on the Dematic automated equipment). You will be ensuring financial expenditure is forecast and controlled, this is to include resource, capital and revenue costs.




You will ensure the delivery of high performance within all aspects of the function that results in the optimum performance of the building, building services and internal operational equipment. Allow the operational teams to achieve their service and productivity objectives through minimised downtime, prompt resolution of issues, proactive maintenance, upgrades delivered as required, control of spares. You will make sure the site maintains the required compliance (e.g. internal, legal, regulatory, insurance and environmental) in relation to equipment, buildings, utilities, and maintenance activities.






What Will You Bring To the Role 


  • Education to an Engineer (preferred: Electrical) or equivalent (German: Meister)
  • Experience with Automation, automated systems, shuttle systems
  • Min. 10 -15 years of Experience in such a Role incl. People Management
  • English (good Level in writing/Reading and speaking)
  • Good Knowledge in all relevant work Rules and Legal obligations
  • Skilled in influencing across different cultures at all management levels
  • Strives for and delivers results through team working and facilitation
  • Encourages participation and feedback and is willing to take action and responsibility for the outcome
  • Demonstrate the professionalism and behaviors required to influence at senior management level
  • Demonstrates team building and team management skills
  • Leadership across multi-cultural teams at all levels
  • Display strong meeting management skills at all levels
  • Skilled in the use of formal project management techniques (i) project planning (ii) risk analysis (iii) decision analysis (iv) budget management
  • Creation and maintenance of capacity development plans for all properties
  • Long term strategic planning and short term tactical planning
  • Understanding of reactive and PPM principles and best practice
  • Familiarity with technical aspects of building infrastructure. (Electrical supply & Heating and ventilation, CCTV, Alarms, computer rooms, Fire safety)
  • MHE equipment maintenance (Conveyors, automated storage, sortation equipment, FLT’s)
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Project Management
  • Procurement and negotiation


We are RS



Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937. Today, we’re using digital to revolutionize the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.


But if we’re going to be first choice for customers, we also want to be first choice for our future colleagues. We’re looking for people who are passionate to support the customers of today, and the engineers of tomorrow. Together we keep innovation at the forefront of what we do. Do you?



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