Maintenance Manager

Date: Jan 28, 2023

Location: Coventry, GB

Company: Tenneco

This is a unique opportunity to join us as a plant Maintenance manager reporting to the Plant Director for our Valve seats and guides plant in Coventry ( 230 employees).

The position has 5 persons as direct reports.


In this key role you will develop and implement the Maintenance strategic plan to ensure machine reliability is achieved and maintained, at optimum costs, in order to enhance both company performance and long term business development.  Support team development, continuous improvement projects and initiatives to drive operational excellence and maximize value utilizing Lean principles.   

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure EHS compliance at all times
  • Ensure the scope of the annual Site Services and Preventative Maintenance programme is appropriate and by using technical experts, ensure that the programme is delivered against time, cost and quality
  • Develop action plans to anticipate and respond to manufacturing and engineering problems
  • Develop the PM Systems to include Autonomous Maintenance
  • Drive the effectiveness of the maintenance software to manage downtime recording, Mean Time Between Failure, Mean Time To Repair and spares management
  • Provide safe, reliable and fit for purpose engineering solutions
  • Communicate with all departments on the technical state of each engineering activity across site at all times
  • Planning, budgeting and management against targets
  • Managing concurrent projects
  • Work closely with the Engineering Manager to deliver innovation and proven technology across the manufacturing site to ensure that the needs of business are met on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure engineering rigour is achieved within a lean and rapid manufacturing environment
  • Maximize the team’s ability, creativity and problem solving to deliver beyond expectation
  • Develop the individual members of the team including the completion of personal development plans, skills matrix, monthly reviews, annual appraisal and performance management as required
  • Support special projects as required which may cover technical advances and capability studies
  • Effectively integrate new concepts that can aid the assignment of equipment related to advanced process capability and material handling concepts
  • Use lean principles to analyze specific problems and create action plans for cross functional teams
  • Management of process engineering


Required Skills


  • Time served Multi Skilled Engineering qualification
  • Previous experience of Managing a multi-skilled technical team
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Lean Certification or six sigma background (yellow belt/green belt)
  • Automotive Management Experience highly preferred
  • Extensive Technical Engineering experience with evidence of delivering proven and commercially successful innovation and delivering multiple projects
  • Track record of delivering multiple concurrent projects
  • Proven business communicator with the ability to present at all levels
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Prepared to travel
  • Consideration of the business requirements at all times
  • Full UK driving license
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement
  • Language: English proficiency (written and verbal required)


What we offer


We want to make you feel welcomed, challenged and inspired and so we’ve made sure to carefully put together a blend of benefits meant to boost your health and well-being, to ensure your personal and professional growth and also your integration in a pleasant day to day working environment.


About us

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.


Tenneco’s Powertrain business group has developed and delivered innovative technologies for over a century. We are a global leader in Pistons, Piston Rings & Liners, Bearings, Valvetrain, Valve Seats & Guides, Sealing, and Ignition. We produce brands you trust such as Champion Spark plugs and ignition applications.


We are committed to the safety and health of our employees. We adhere to social distancing recommendations and other protocols, ensuring a safe work environment for all.