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Head of Maintenance & Engineering

As Head of Maintenance & Engineering you will be responsible for guaranteeing the required availability of assets & facilities and support the site in its industrial and operational development.


You will have 3 main responsibilities:


  • People Management:
    • Coaching of  direct reports (Maintenance Manager, Facilities & Utilities Manager, 3 Engineering Project Managers, Facilities & Utilities Engineer and Maintenance Engineer),  to enable them to fulfil their role to their maximum potential
    • Improve and enhance the knowledge, skills and competency levels in the department
    • Create a good working environment and recruit and retain team members


  • Maintenance  Management
    • Organising the maintenance department in the most effective and efficient manner and optimal set-up of maintenance with respect to the production and asset strategy, production and logistics planning
    • Balancing effectiveness and efficiency of the maintenance needs, in regards to both quantity and quality
    • Responsible for the life cycle, asset & risk management of all utilities & facilities related equipment.
    • Managing investment projects for utilities, facilities and automation
    • Ensure the compliance of his/her department to all applicable legal regulations and international food safety standards


  • Engineering Management
    • Manage new investments projects: study, prepare, execute, start, follow-up and handover of projects. Projects can be driven by productivity improvement, opex cost improving, process improvement, quality improvement, safety improvement, asset replacement, new product development, …
    • Ensure a timely, transparent, fluent and effective communication with the Site team and with external partners (suppliers, contractors, etc ..)
    • Yearly budget proposals on capital expenditure & maintenance and manage project spend and reporting to business controlling
    • Updating rolling 5 year capex plan




  • Master degree in Engineering or equivalence by experience
  • At least 7 years of maintenance experience in an Industrial environment
  • Experience in project management of engineering projects.
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Technical knowledge of main industrial technologies (process, utilities and packaging) and areas (mechanical, electrical, automation, thermodynamics, hydraulic,…)
  • Stress resistant, result-oriented, service minded
  • Excellent in building relationships within and without the company
  • Analytical and team player
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and/or French and willing to learn the other language. Good communication skills in English




You will join a stable family business that has become an international market leader with a strong corporate culture and a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. You will receive plenty of room to take initiative. In that way, you will contribute to the company’s success. A challenging work environment with varied tasks is what you can expect:


  • many responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • training and career opportunities to evolve within the company
  • Fulltime contract for undetermined period
  • Location: Groot-Bijgaarden (Dilbeek)

You can count on a competitive salary package with benefits such as company car, health & group insurance, meal vouchers, bonus etc. 

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Who are we?


The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 8800 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.


A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.


Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.


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