Maintenance Group Leader

Job Description

REQ ID: 114866
JOB TITLE: Maintenance Group Leader
SALARY: £42,136 + Shift Allowance + Group Leader Allowance
POSTING END DATE: 25/09/2023
LOCATION: Solihull

WORKING HOURS: 37 + Overtime
An ever-evolving heritage. A truly exciting future. Two of the world’s most iconic brands. Jaguar Land Rover is revered across the globe. Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, we set the standards others want to follow. We want to keep it that way too. Which is where you join the journey.







Through living and breathing our purpose, vision, strategy and transformation you will exemplify World Class maintenance skills, behaviours and competencies in all you do, maximising manufacturing efficiencies.


Delivering a premium product from your manufacturing facility, you will take extreme pride in being part of the maintenance operations team at Solihull, providing engineering maintenance support to maximise production efficiencies by maintaining all manufacturing assets and ancillary equipment within the manufacturing facility.


The manufacturing asset footprint includes numerous modern technologies encompassing automated multi-axis robots, automated welding and joining equipment, laser joining systems, automated conveyors, complex tooling and fixturing and lifting equipment to name but a few.


You will contribute towards the long-term success of Jaguar Land Rover by leading your shift team of multi-skilled maintenance technicians in an uplifted body construction manufacturing facility with new manufacturing assets.



Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Own and lead 5S and workplace organisation activities, validating effectiveness to standards.
  • Lead team meetings, develop and own plans for the shift that align with expected results for your area of responsibility, whilst setting the direction for your team and supporting them as required.
  • Lead the execution of the plan during the shift including pit stops and loss elimination.
  • Be the lead point of contact on technical projects in your work area, interfacing with Manufacturing Engineering on success criteria and start-up.
  • Train/coach associates in your area of responsibility on operations and technical understanding of the manufacturing equipment
  • You will have a percentage of managing your team and being hands-on with projects in maintenance.
  • Holding your team accountable to high standards across our Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, People and Environment framework






  • A recognised time-served apprenticeship with NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in an engineering maintenance discipline
  • A proven maintenance professional with high standards of electrical and mechanical understanding and competencies
  • Previous experience in leading/supervising a maintenance team in an operational manufacturing environment.
  • The ability to solve problems and naturally strive for continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering safety metrics.
  • Willingness to undertake projects/continuous improvement works in-line with business requirement.



  • Lean manufacturing methodologies experience including TPM, 5S, Kaizen and PPS (Practical Problem Solving) techniques.
  • Previous experience in the use of a CMMS platform
  • Experience in the supervision of contractors and equipment OEM’s
  • Understanding of PUWER and its influence in the maintenance arena 
  • Experience of operating in a high volume, fast paced 24/7 manufacturing environment
  • Previous automotive maintenance experience would be advantageous, though not essential.
  • Knowledge of Quality Operating Systems procedures and deliverables





Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage.