International Automotive Components Group (IAC Group) is a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim. Our product portfolio spans across automotive components and systems, including instrument panels, console systems, door panels, headliners and overhead systems to automakers around the world. The company has approximately 60 total locations and employs more than 17,000 people globally.

Maintenance Shift Supervisor


Responsible for leading a team of Maintenance Engineers ensuring that a section of the facilities, layout and machinery used to produce new and existing materials and goods run to their maximum efficiency and output. This includes total preventative maintenance, managing breakdowns of mechanical, electrical and robotic equipment (including software programming).

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Assist in the management of the day to day workload for the maintenance team to ensure an effective and efficient service is delivered and departmental targets are achieved, including the planning and resourcing of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and maintenance shutdown. Drive a culture of continuous improvement throughout the team of skilled Technicians. Provide leadership and line management to the team, coordinating and overseeing their workloads, providing support to ensure that the team delivers, monitoring any issues, and ensuring targets, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and quality standards are met. Develop the team by focusing on individual performance and support requirements to achieve high standards, whilst fostering a culture of working safely.

Key Responsibilities:

General and Task Management

  • Robot and PLC programming
  • Maintain and repair Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic systems and equipment
  • Assist in running an efficient maintenance operation which is able to fulfil operational and customer demand and meet set targets
  • Manage maintenance projects
  • Responsible for the safety of individuals on the team and that of those impacted by any maintenance activity
  • Perform effective diagnosis of breakdowns and timely repair of equipment to maximise availability
  • Perform scheduled planned preventative maintenance in accordance to minimised unplanned downtime
  • Analysis of issues to root cause and development of countermeasures, improvement actions and/or suggestions to improve
  • Control and source maintenance tools, equipment and spares
  • Document breakdowns, identifying root cause and remedial action to help identify and resolve recurring issues
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings
  • Plan longer range for projects, tracking and completing projects on time within budget.
  • Lead the development of innovative solutions to unique problems
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department

People Management

  • Work with the team and other department members to produce effective maintenance strategies, procedures and methods
  • Liaise with Production, Quality and Engineering departments to ensure highest level of build quality is achieved after any intervention and throughout the working life of equipment
  • Effectively lead a team of maintenance technicians/engineers, working with manager and colleagues to ensure smooth workflow with maximum output
  • Feedback to the Management team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities and process and procedure improvements to optimise results and improve quality of delivery, in line with quality standards requirements delivery in line with Company and Customer requirements
  • Ensure an effective interface with other departmental staff is maintained
  • Delegate tasks to the team to ensure maximum effectiveness
  • Oversee the team’s performance, attendance and disciplinary issues
  • Identify areas of development within the team to achieve a flexible and responsive team which can support the demands of the customer
  • Train both team and broader organisation members where appropriate
  • Motivate and coach the team to operational success
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviours expected of
  • Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • A Levels, ONC, City & Guilds level 3, BTec National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma, NVQ level 3
  • Professional accreditation with an industry related body would be advantageous
  • Completed a recognised indentured apprenticeship in maintenance management
  • Experience of working with facilities management
  • Mechanical, electrical, electronic or software background with a working knowledge of the other disciplines
  • Substantial experience in a high volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
  • Commercial understanding of the impact of failure/downtime on production and ultimately customer delivery
  • FLT reach licence
  • Experience of leading and developing (multi-skilled) people
  • Strong PC skills and experience of packages such as SAP (Standard Analyses: Purchasing Information System)
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques and recognised QC (Quality Control) tools
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of Quality standard IATF16949
  • Ability to work flexible shift patterns as required