Senior Shiftleader

Senior Shiftleader

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Sydney, Australia.
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Full time
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Job description 


Senior Shift Leader  – Duty Manager

Direct Reports

Service/Maintenance Technicians

Job purpose statement

  • Team leader for operations and or maintenance teams on day-to-day basis
  • Activities as described in service contract 
  • Short communication to the shifts  
  • Can speak the language on the work floor and to translate this to higher management

Qualifications & abilities

  • Middle level technical education
  • Minimal 5 years’ experience in electromechanical field
  • Minimal 2 years team leader experience
  • Team builder
  • Read and write the English and local language 
  • Proper communication capabilities


  • Ensure all operations and maintenance activities are executed properly and in time
  • Plan maintenance activities on day-to-day basis
  • Reporting performance on daily basis
  • Available to the engineers to advice and support
  • Communicate observations to relevant stakeholders 
  • Take lead role in training and familiarization of less experiences maintenance engineers  
  • Take ownership to ensure that area is clean and hazard free 
  • Manage and co-ordinate the management of third party interests when undertaking specialist operations, maintenance or repair activities on their shift
  • Responsible for the contractors permit to work and sign offs 
  • Isolating activities to ensure that work can be carried out safely for all parties (maintenance engineers and third parties)
  • Support team hands on in case of resources shortages or emergency/priority incidents
  • Focus and drive Continuous Improvements

List of key activities

  • Distribute planned activities amongst the team
  • Check activity performance of engineers and third parties 
  • Support during complex operation and maintenance activities 
  • Check safe working conditions and procedures
  • Train new / inexperienced employees

Work pattern


Hay level



  • Decisiveness
  • Group-oriented leadership 
  • Providing feedback 
  • Customer-orientation/Service provision 
  • Advising
  • Persuasiveness
  • Planning & Organizing 
  • Stress resistance
  • Safety leadership 

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