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Maintenance Team Leader

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Team Leader to join our world renowned Glenfiddich Distillery site, to lead, control and develop the Dufftown maintenance team to safeguard delivery of key results in line with overall operational business unit, site strategy whilst ensuring we remain compliant with all relevant legislation and local accountabilities.

Main Responsibility

  • Ensure Maintenance function is compliant with Health & Safety, Environmental Legislation in order to maintain compliance with all regulatory bodies.
  • Execute the Maintenance engineering strategy in line with the Company, Operations and Business Unit objectives.
  • Implement best practise processes and procedures maximising effectiveness whilst maintaining a strong interface with Process, Spirit Supply, Technical Support, Compliance and Project Engineering.
  • Manage and monitor Maintenance budgets (Repair and Maintenance and Maintenance Budget) in terms of plant reliability, legislative compliance and fixed costs for maximum functional benefit.
  • Lead the maintenance team ensuring successful implementation of the Planned Maintenance and Continuous improvement strategies by translating them into achievable and “actionable” plans.
  • Ensure that all inspection, verification and recording regimes are fully compliant and up to date by reviewing the Maintenance system performance and IFS reporting.
  • Ensure timely effective response to unplanned breakdowns and implement permanent solutions.
  • Develop and deliver initiatives and projects to ensure our maintenance costs are kept competitive.
  • Lead, motivate and develop the site maintenance team in line with the Company Values to maximise employee engagement
  • Control stock, through engineering stores, ensuring that tools, equipment, spares and materials are available when required for all tasks.
  • Control the planning and co-ordination of all maintenance work around site.
  • Take ownership of all maintenance contracts around site and effect savings where possible
  • Demonstrate effective leadership with due regard to inclusion, equality and diversity.
  • Create an inclusive working environment where employees respect and value each other’s diversity.
  • Constantly challenge the status quo and develop new ways to improve the proportion of under-represented groups, thereby creating a diverse, representative workforce at all levels.
  • Deliver relevant processes in a way that promotes equality and respects diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrate behaviours in line with our diversity and inclusion aim, which is to create and promote a diverse and inclusive culture at WG&S where ideas, differences and views are respected and where all employees are encouraged to create their own personal legacy

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Proven team leader who can set objectives, performance manage a team and develop individuals to achieve their potential
  • Qualified in a relevant Engineering discipline
  • Awareness and understanding of relevant engineering standards
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety and Continuous Improvement techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of Electricity at work regulation and project management principles
  • Working knowledge of Maintenance Systems
  • Incorporated/ Chartered engineer

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive.

William Grant & Sons

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