Maintenance Swindon 03.01.2023

MINI Plant Swindon - Maintenance Planning - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)


We believe in creating an environment where you, our placement student, can learn and develop during your time with us and where you are given your own areas of responsibility from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encouraging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to show what you can really do.

MINI Plant Swindon is an integral part of The BMW Group’s production triangle. 90% of the body components for the MINI – including all the skin panels and closure assemblies – originate at BMW Group Plant Swindon. We’re proud of our achievements, some of which include:

  • Our production of 350 different types of pressed parts for the MINI body shell using 15 fully automated press lines.
  • Our zero waste to landfill philosophy; none of the materials we use are sent to landfill.
  • The opportunity to get involved with our continued to support to our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year


MINI Plant Swindon - Maintenance Planning - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)

We are seeking a driven and motivated individual to join our Maintenance Planning department for a 13 month placement, commencing July 2023. Maintenance Planning are responsible for the strategy behind maintaining our production equipment. Generations of maintenance plans and schedules, based on knowledge and experience, are used to meet the Technical Availability targets of the Technology. Additionally, we are responsible for major repair projects as well as the project management of major production equipment overhauls to ensure the longevity of production and the avoidance of obsolescence. This role offers the exciting opportunity to work on a wide variety of manufacturing technology ranging from traditional style presses that have been producing body panels for decades, to a modern state-of-the-art PGA press installed in 2021.

What will you be doing?

  • Helping to define and adjust Maintenance Strategies to ensure the technical availability of the equipment.
  • Ensuring that spare parts are available when required for maintenance. This will involve working alongside the Maintenance Planning, Maintenance, and Material Planning teams.
  • Involvement in the SAP system to define, monitor, and improve maintenance processes.
  • Assisting with the integration of the new SAP system being launched in August 2023. This will involve aligning processes to the master standard of the BMW Group where required.

Qualifications and experience

  • Studying towards a bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical etc.), IT Systems, Business, or a similar field and on track to achieve at least a 2:2.
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel.
  • An understanding of business intelligence systems and visualisation of data using QLIK and PowerBI is advantageous but not essential.
  • Ability to be flexible and agile within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and manage your time.
  • A strong team player with effective communication skills. 


Why choose us?

  • Great Pay - A competitive annual salary of £21,000, 26 days holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract), and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance - Contracted working hours are 36 hours a week with a half-day on a Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - You will have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits including access to our Advantages scheme, giving you access to a range of offers and discounts, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.


What are we responsible for?

  • Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.
  • Working sustainably and ethically.
  • Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.
  • Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.
  • Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations, and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.


What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include; online testing, a one-way video interview, and then a face to face, telephone, or virtual interview with the hiring manager. 

Please note:

We operate rolling recruitment. This means we may close the application window earlier than identified if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed. Please also include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies for a minimum of 6 months after completion of this placement and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK if you are not a UK passport holder.  

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 30th April 2023

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MINI Plant Swindon - Maintenance Planning - 13 Month Placement (July 2023)

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