With demands on Manufacturing and Quality ever increasing Maintenance is often forgotten when the priority list is drawn up.
A historically “reactive” function in the business a new generation of “Preventative Maintenance” has come to dominate the market, but has Senior Management come to respect its vital role. “After all, if it isn’t broken don’t fix it.”
At Independent Search Solutions, we have a network of Maintenance Personnel, from entry-level engineer to Senior Plant Managers and everything in between. A regular complaint I come across is Maintenances is not valued within the organisation, but Pharma / Device are leading the way in the change.
A recent conversation with a Maintenance Supervisor showed me where this change is being led from and to what end. Not only was he recently included in a high-end meeting, his advice was acted upon and his recommendations lead to improvements at other global sites.
This may seem a trivial matter, but the simple opening of communication channels gives this member of the team a new-found sense of respect. Instead of “banging his head against the wall” he was listened too.
What’s the lesson?
We all need to take time to listen more and talk less.
At ISS Ltd we have a range of Maintenance Roles on the books, please feel free to get in contact –
HR & Recruitment Director ISS Ltd
Mobile: 00353 (0) 87 25 35 247
Independent Search Solutions Ltd