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Maintenance Manager - Laboratory Assets

Date: 03-May-2022

Location: Oxford, GB

Company: oxfordbiom

Do you pride yourself on your integrity? We do what’s right for our employees, patients and partners so can you?


Oxford Biomedica’s Engineering team are responsible for all aspects of Plant, Mechanical, Electrical and Incoming utilities at our facilities.  We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Manager to join the team and own the management and delivery of maintenance / calibration activities across our laboratory sites through the robust coordination and motivation of approved contractors, internal engineering resources and internal process / asset owners.

In addition, they shall ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practice regarding asset lifecycle management.


Your responsibilities in this role would be:

  • Plan and organise maintenance activities to ensure maximum equipment uptime.
  • Communicate & confirm all scheduled activities with internal & external stakeholders.
  • Line Management of engineering administrators.
  • Induction & supervision of maintenance contractors throughout the laboratory sites.
  • Review and improve maintenance /  calibration procedures and methods.
  • Laboratory site asset life cycle management.
  • Review & approve service and calibration reports ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • In conjunction with laboratory department managers monitor and increase asset availability/uptime.
  • Provision of metrics on engineering KPI’s
  • Management of a spares/inventory system for assets.
  • Ensure the Engineering scheduling team are motivated, efficient and provide a robust service through recruitment, training, coaching, and performance management.


To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:


  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role – managing and scheduling maintenance and calibration activities
  • Supervisory / line management experience
  • Experienced in managing & supervising contractors, reviewing RAMs, issuing and managing Permit to works.
  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels.
  • Highly Organised and proactive approach to prioritising activities to ensure delivery against plan.
  • Excellent problem solving, report writing and analytical skills.
  • Competent in using  Microsoft Office software suite


  • Related Engineering qualification
  • Experience in a similar role within a regulatory environment
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment
  • Experience with CMMS systems
  • Contractual negotiations.
  • Capital and operational finance processing.
  • Track record of suggesting and delivering continuous improvements


Do you want to feel inspired every day?  We’re future-focused and our business is growing rapidly. We succeed together through passion, commitment, and teamwork, and so can you.


Collaborate. Contribute. Change lives

We look forward to receiving your application.