Mechanical Maintenance Manager (M/V/X)


  • You plan and coordinate the maintenance activities and technical modifications of the mechanical teams to assure the well-functioning of production equipment and facilities.
  • You coach & motivate a team of Mechanical Supervisors and Technicians (+/ 20 FTE).
  • You initiate or participate in improvement projects concerning mechanical installations to optimize production yields and operating comfort
  • You analyse the needs for new investments, replacements or installation upgrades and manage new investment implementations
  • You contact and negotiate with suppliers/contractors and follow-up their activities on site.


  • Bachelor or Master Degree in (Electro)Mechanical Engineering 
  • Proven experience in mechanical maintenance, preferably in the chemical industry
  • You have experience within leading a technical team
  • You have experience with project and change management.
  • You are an excellent communicator in Dutch and English (spoken and written).
  • You know how to deal with pressure and deadlines
  • You can set the right priorities based on helicopter view 
  • You have excellent IT-skills  
  • Experience with Operational Excellence (Lean/sigma) is an asset.


  • Be part of a stable and recognised company that has the “Power to Make”.
  • An attractive salary package including fringe benefits (eg hospital insurance, pension plan, bonus plan).
  • Be part of an organisation that offers personalised technical training, personal development opportunities and prospects to internal mobility.
  • A pleasant, no-nonsense, people-oriented working atmosphere with employee initiatives and events.
  • Ajinomoto aims for a safe, inclusive work environment with diverse teams.