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RBM Maintenance Manager (Jiangmen, China)

China, Jiangmen

Rechargeable Battery Materials

Production, Maintenance


Umicore’s RBM Business Unit is a fast growing unit, expanding its operational activities year on year in various countries. In order to support this growth the function of maintenance will play an important role in managing the daily activities of production department but also supporting the realization of the departmental and site operational strategies, objectives and targets as part of the Global operational system for excellence.

Purpos of the job

Responsible to ensure that the production equipment & all facilities of the plant section, which mainly consists of powder handling and powder firing processes , at maximum efficiency and according to business need, which foresees 24/7 operation. This includes total preventative maintenance, managing breakdowns of mechanical, electrical and control system. Contribute to guarantee a safe and healthy environment of a plant which has risks due to the presence of powder handling.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintenance management (1st line maintenance)
    • Effectively manage maintenance issues to be resolved to the right skills in the team, planning and managing effective works
    • Adhere to daily and weekly checks to ensure smooth operation of site
    • Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements
    • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
  • Maintenance management (2nd line maintenance)
    • Set up the Planned Maintenance schedule, ensure full preventative and predictive maintenance is carried out, plan in missed maintenance activities, and lead the team to deliver effectively
    • Schedule both internal and external work(s) maximizing planned downtime and reducing unplanned downtime
    • Manage systems and equipment data storage and maintain high levels of standards and accuracy
  • Maintenance management (support 3nd line & project)
    • Optimize equipment, through Management of Change (MOC) procedure, to enhance performance and product quality, ensuring the achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of maintenance team
    • Support introduction of new equipment and installation from project phase until commissioning and ramp up phases in collaboration with PTE, Production and other relevant parties
  • Safety, Health, Environment & Quality compliance
    • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks
    • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any safety, health and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff.
    • Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimizing cost
  • People Management
    • Manage, coach and develop a high performing maintenance team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
    • Consistently promote high standards through good practices and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them
    • Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels
    • Motivate and coach the team to operational success
  • Financial and Budget Control
    • Input and hold responsibility for maintenance budgets of LP&TP UMaK
    • Prepare the annual Maintenance budget and as well as ensuring compliance with company guidance.
    • Develop clear accountability for maintenance material spend combined with a strategy to manage expenditure
  • Communication & Relationship Management
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to
    • ensure optimal performance
    • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the Asset Management strategy
    • Communicate with other departments, internal customers, suppliers and other service providers
    • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
    • Produce written reports and make presentations

Required profile

  • Education:
    • Min BSc engineering, Electro mechanical or equivalent, between 5 - 10 years of experience


  • Technical skills:
    • Knowledge and understanding of mechanical, electrical, electronic and instrumentation controls
    • Knowledge of reliability engineering & developing of preventive maintenance items
    • Computer skills: maintenance scheduling software(MS project) and Office
    • Basic knowledge on finance & procurement processes
  • Managerial skills:
    • Excellent leadership and people management skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members
    • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English
    • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
    • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making

Personal skills

  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to define needs and promote change
  • Self-motivation, reasonable, opened mind, organization skills.
  • Positive attitude and challenge spirit for new environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and good time keeper