Maintenance Supervisor

Maintenance Supervisor Bristol
Maintenance Supervisor Crane Fitters/Maintenance
Maintenance Supervisor Permanent

Due to internal progression, we are looking for a Maintenance Supervisor to join our Bristol Depot


Are you passionate about ensuring the smooth operation of heavy equipment and vehicles? Join us as a Maintenance Supervisor and play a pivotal role in maintaining and servicing our cranes and vehicles beyond industry standards. As part of our team, you'll lead by example, fostering a culture of excellence in maintenance practices and contributing to the continuous improvement of our operations.


Why Choose Ainscough Crane Hire?


At Ainscough Crane Hire, we're not just any crane company – we're the market leader in Lifting Solutions. With 30 locations nationwide, we're committed to delivering first-class projects with the utmost dedication to safety. Our commitment to, "Make the Safe Choice", isn't just a slogan – it's our way of life, guiding every aspect of our operations, from routine crane hires to bespoke customer projects.


Benefits for a Maintenance Supervisor


  • Guaranteed hourly rate increase in 2024
  • Use of a company van
  • Generous holiday package: 24 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), with additional days earned at milestones of service
  • Group life assurance and a solid pension plan
  • Online access to payslips and personal info for your convenience
  • Access to the Ainscough Advantage benefits platform – because we value our team's well-being


Key Responsibilities


  • Allocate work to our depot-based maintenance team, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently and to the highest standards.
  • Manage daily staffing levels, including holiday schedules, absence management, and overtime coordination.
  • Oversee stock management to ensure optimal inventory levels for servicing and repairs.
  • Coordinate servicing and maintenance activities for trailers, cranes, and other equipment, ensuring compliance with safety regulations.
  • Take a 'hands-on' approach, diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic issues on a variety of equipment, including mobile cranes, tower cranes, crawler cranes, HGVs, and light commercial vehicles.
  • Prioritise work orders effectively, demonstrating strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Uphold our commitment to health and safety policies and procedures, maintaining a controlled environment for all maintenance activities.
  • Maintain accurate documentation, ensuring all records are up-to-date and compliant with regulatory requirements.


Person Specification



  • Time served technician with a recognised industry qualification (City & Guilds/NVQ).
  • Supervisory experience in a maintenance environment.
  • Knowledge of mobile cranes, plant machinery, and heavy vehicles.
  • Experience in work allocation and stock management.



  • Proficient in diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic faults on various equipment.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Basic computer skills for documentation and record-keeping purposes.



  • Align with Ainscough Crane Hire Vision & Values, embodying traits such as safety consciousness, reliability, teamwork, and openness to new ideas.
  • Ensure all vehicles leaving the depot after repair/maintenance are road legal and safe for use.


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