Spares Engineer

Contract Full Time

Spares Engineer

Randstad Engineering are currently recruiting for a Spares Engineer to come and work for TATA Steel in Shotton Works. The role is paying £39,000 per annum on an initial 12 month contract. The ideal candidate will be required to work 36.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday on a day shift.


The spares engineer is responsible for ensuring the Shotton Manufacturing operation has the
necessary spares available to ensure line continuity and optimal maintenance costs by ensuring
optimal spares holding has been identified for each line, implemented via the Stores and SAP
processes and any obsolete or dated stock is removed as appropriate. Optimal management of
spares and stock ensure maximum line availability at minimum cost to the business and is seen as a
key role in our Advanced Asset Management approach.


 Work with Project Engineers and Cell Engineers to identify key spares during the Project Phase,
purchase these spares at optimal cost and dispose of any spares made obsolete or redundant
following the project implementation (~40% of time)
 Ensure that the SAP system holds correct and accurate records of spares as Bill Of Materials
(BOM) within the Functional Location (FLOC) structure for each manufacturing asset. (~30% of
 Lead discussions with the Stores and Engineering teams to identify obsolete spares, confirm their
availability for disposal and arrange removal from the stores system (~10% of time)
 Act as a link between Engineering and Procurement to identify optimal Total Cost of Ownership
(TCO) for spares. For example by engaging Tata Procurement to utilise Low Cost Country
sourcing or Category Management approach. (~10% of time)
 Manage the Repairable Spares (REPA) process by optimising the Min/Max levels of bin stock,
improving the cash flow by ensuring the correct timing of repairs, undertaking supplier inspection
and verifications, tracking and following up repair progress. (~10% of time)

 Review the shift report to identify consumed spares and materials to ensure repairable spares
are returned to stores quickly, bin levels are replaced and any spares related issues are dealt
with in collaboration with the relevant engineering and stores personnel. (Daily)


The Engineering function has an annual maintenance budget of ~£7million and a large percentage of
this budget is spent of spares and materials. Additionally there is an average Capex spend of
~£5million per year on site with a large percentage of spend on new equipment and assets. Optimal
control and procurement of spares has a direct impact on line availability and OOEE and
corresponding impact on maintenance costs. This role will ensure that Shotton moves towards an
optimal spares holding, using modern methods to determine usage rates, availability of the correct
spares at the right time and professional management of the full spares lifecycle. Successful
deployment of the role with lead to improved line OOEE and optimal maintenance spend.


The role holder shall have knowledge and experience of maintenance operations and
good knowledge of electrical and mechanical disciplines to be able to identify key
components and have informed and knowledgeable discussions with engineers, stores,
procurement and suppliers.


The role holder will have excellent communication and organising skills, while being
comfortable chairing meetings at a senior level. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must
and experience of using SAP or other CMMS systems an advantage. The role holder
must have effective influencing skills


The role holder will be educated to HNC/HND level in an engineering discipline or
relevant experience of engineering in heavy industry


The role holder will be a driven and motivated individual who desires to make a positive
impact on the business. Willing to go the extra mile to get the job done, being a key part
of a professional team should be something that excites and empowers the individual.
Keen to listen to and influence decision making, the role holder will be able to manage
their own time well and operate in an organised and professional manner.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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