Closing Date: 18th August 2022
Location: Garvagh


Ref: MSUP/07/22

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Location:  Garvagh

Hours of Work: Mon – Fri, however overtime and weekends will be required

Salary: negotiable depending on experience

RiverRidge currently have an excellent opportunity for a Maintenance Supervisor to work within the Repairs and Maintenance department. This opportunity would be ideal for someone who is currently working within a Maintenance Team and seeking an opportunity to progress to the next level.

Purpose of the Job

As Maintenance Supervisor, you will work as part of a team to manage all planned and reactionary maintenance activities of the waste processing equipment on site.  You will be responsible for ensuring that all plant and equipment is maintained in good condition at all times while downtime is kept to a minimum and budgets adhered to within the overall maintenance department.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Plan and co-ordinate repairs and maintenance of all equipment to minimise downtime and maximise production
  • Supervise all activities taking place within the workshop and out on site by maintenance crews, this includes contractors and in-house personnel
  • Responsibility for working within the weekly, monthly and annual maintenance budgets set by management
  • Liaise with maintenance crews on site and equipment suppliers to ascertain what critical spares need to be kept on site for new and existing equipment to ensure breakdowns can be repaired without incurring unnecessary delays
  • Manage the spare parts and consumables stores on site to ensure adequate levels are in stock at all times and use of same is recorded
  • Ordering spare parts and consumables and ensuring that the stores are maintained and tidy at all times
  • Ensure maintenance records for all plant and equipment is maintained and updated on the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Ensure that all maintenance activities on site are compliant with the companies Integrated Management Systems such as ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and 45001:2018 and assist with internal and external audits of these as and when required
  • Assist with equipment installations and or removals, ensuring lift plans and RAMS are in place
  • Ensure that all maintenance activities taking place on site are compliant with the companies Work Permit procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all maintenance contractors are compliant with Contractors Rules at all times.
  • Implement the Company’s Health and Safety Policy, ensuring safe working conditions and practices within your area of responsibility are adhered to, ensuring that everyone is trained and experienced in the tasks being undertaken by them
  • Carry out health and safety audits and inspections of maintenance department as required
  • Ensure that a high standard of general housekeeping is maintained at all times
  • Provide strong leadership, direction and mentoring, thereby fostering and sustaining cooperation and team spirit
  • Participate in training and personal development activities, as required
  • Be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to your role
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the company

Essential Criteria

To be considered for this role, you should display the following:

  • Have strong engineering analytical skills, ability to identify problems and propose solutions
  • Experienced in leading repairs and maintenance activities within a workshop or fast paced production environment
  • Experience with maintaining conveyors, industrial shredders, mobile plant and/or other equipment
  • Good communication skills
  • Be IT literate and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Able to prioritise effectively and is results driven
  • Should be familiar with company management systems such as time and attendance, ISO and Health and Safety

Desirable Criteria

  • Educated to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in using Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Experience in waste, recycling or quarry industry
  • Experience in hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Ideally you will have attained IOSH in Managing Safely or must be willing to complete this qualification

This job description is a summary of the main duties of the role but is not exhaustive. It may be reviewed and updated regularly in discussion with the post holder.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the company application form, outlining how you meet the criteria and forward by post to: Recruitment, REF: MSUP/07/22, RiverRidge, 56 Craigmore Road, Garvagh, BT51 5HF or email your completed application form to:

 no later than 5.00pm on 18th August 2022 

In the event of a large number of applications we reserve the right to enhance our selection criteria at the short-listing stage.

Application Form: Application Form MSUP

Equality Form: Equality Form MSUP

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer