Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Salary: Up to £25000 per annum
Posted: about 1 month ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Technical
Contact Name: Jenna-Jayne Blake

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Technical Manager

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Technical Planner at a leading provider of technical services for the automotive and manufacturing industries based in Wolverhampton.

The Technical Planner role is required to support the Technical Manager and Technical Supervisors with all aspects of the engineering functions including administration tasks. The individual should be highly self-motivated, ensuring the client receives the best service, whilst having a common-sense approach to commercial aspects of the contract.

This role will specifically be responsible for managing the PPM schedule and planning Technician service appointments on the company database. Other responsibilities will include driving the KPI's for the Technical team against the service agreements as well as more general administration duties pertaining to personnel, purchasing and client contact as the direct liaison the company and their client.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the PPM schedule.
  • Ensure all service appointments have been dispatched to the appropriate Technicians
  • Liaise with Technicians to modify & improve the current PPM's
  • Manage reports for daily compliance
  • Ensure KPI's are calculated and recorded.
  • Ownership of the Technical delivery.
  • Maintaining shift rotas for the Engineering team
  • Logging new equipment
  • Detailing critical spares required
  • Ordering critical spares
  • Creating asset registers
  • Logging SAP requests
  • Booking contractors on to the system
  • Completion of CJR forms (contractor job registration)
  • Ordering of tooling
  • Compiling engineering performance data
  • Answering the phone professionally, taking messages and passing them on to the relevant parties
  • Receiving and distributing incoming post and issuing outgoing post
  • Primary site contact for handling Technical requests
  • Maintenance of cost control information on the Navision system and other systems
  • Receipting of purchase orders on Navision pertinent to repairs
  • Raising an approval of Purchase requisitions by the Technical Manager
  • Expediting of orders and liaison with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods
  • Liaison with suppliers to resolve discrepancies on deliveries
  • Co-ordination of purchase invoices and obtaining approval from the Technical Manager
  • Issue PPE to relevant individuals
  • Control individual budget allowance for each calendar year

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience on computerised maintenance management systems
  • Highly proficient in excel and have the ability to analyse and understand a varied range of data in different formats on a daily basis
  • Must be able to engage within the cross functional teams and key stakeholders at all levels in the business
  • Must be able to manage and deliver operational processes and key work streams to meet the strategic objectives of the area and to drive efficiencies
  • Experience in a fast-paced customer-facing role and be able to create / analyses data reports using excel by given deadlines
  • Must be able to deliver operational processes ensuring deliverables meet strategic objectives for the area.
  • They will need to be a good communicator with the ability to communicate ideas.
  • Able to work to deadlines and deliver requests for management information and reporting.
  • Experience and the ability to drive efficiencies, improve processes and have an enthusiastic approach to this.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Quick learner with the ability to work with new tool sets and offer improvement ideas to these.


  • Formal engineering qualification to at least City & Guilds level, NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a mechanical and/or electrical discipline with practical experience.
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent, to include Maths and English
  • Ability to decipher data and produce concise summary reports for senior management
  • A good understanding of the wider impact the engineering function has on a manufacturing business.

Working hours are shifts 6:00am - 2:00pm, 2:00pm - 10:00pm and 10:00pm - 6.00am

Salary for this role is £35,360 plus an additional £2p/h for evening shifts.

For immediate consideration please send your CV without delay to or call 07718 763550.


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

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