The candidate should have lead / enabled effective manufacturing operations and contributed to the development and implementation of maintenance systems so as to achieve maximum productivity, product quality & safety. Principal Accountability & Responsibilities : Ensure availability of infrastructure, equipment, utilities and spares for producing the required products. Identify the direction and imperatives for the department for achieving desired results of the unit plan and ensure resources are focussed, in synergy with other departments. Plan and budget for initiatives towards providing a flexible manufacturing set up to add value to the product in terms of lower cycle times, recurring costs, brand value. To assist Chief Engineer in formulating policies for asset replacement, obsolescence determination, etc. To ensure that all the projects identified are directed towards providing measurable benefits and values to business. Ensure Engineering Best Practices are benchmarked. Identify gaps in skill requirement for present and anticipated needs. Prepare and implement training and development of skills and managers. Evaluate performance for review and correction. Liaison with external environment for statutory sanctions and compliance on Factories Inspectorate, environment, electricity and boiler. Liaise with union on departmental issues. Identify and develop vendors and contractors to provide quality service at competitive market rates. Enable a conducive learning environment that stimulates creativity, innovation and continual improvement."