Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

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  • Sector:

    General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £32800 per annum, Benefits: Pension, Holiday, Overtime

  • Contact:

    Chris Jones

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8999

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
£32800 + holiday, pension, overtime

Shift Pattern

Mon – Fri 6-2, 2-10, 10-6


An excellent opportunity to work for a successful manufacturing business with facilities in over 7 countries across Europe. You'll get to work a range of equipment, as the site has over 10 different manufacturing lines, were looking for someone with a good level of mechanical experience and basic level of electrical understanding. Our client are well regarded within their sector, and have been in existence over 120 years, so are a good stable business in the local area with a family feel.

The Role 

You'll be one of a team of 7 engineers and 2 apprentices on site, looking after a range of different lines on site, working as the first point of call for maintenance. The aim is to shift the site towards a more proactive maintenance attitude, as currently it’s quite reactive which can cause issues when hitting production targets.

The site is currently in the process of receiving a large amount of capital investment with new equipment and processes being implemented. You'll work covering, maintenance, faults, and reactive repair work and will require you to run  and influence a PPM schedule as downtime on lines has serious knock on effects on the rest of the plant. You'll have some familiarity ideally dealing manufacturing machinery in a large plant and won't mind working on shift. There will be a mix between mechanical and electrical faults within the role, and you’ll also be supported by other engineers on shift also.  The current bias in the team is more electrical so they are hoping to bring in some mechanical experience to add to this.

Ideally you'll be someone to bring in some fresh ideas, an engineer who has experience working from different manufacturing environments and can help the business develop as well as allowing them to develop you.

This role is a shift based role, and means you work for a total of 40hours per week plus overtime optionally on top of this, this is something that while not being guaranteed is frequently available and can be a valuable top up to your salary.

If you have good hands on experience, who can hit the ground running and who wants to come in and make a difference. You'll report into the Engineering Manager who will offer plenty of support and will be there as an escalation point if required. Technically you'll want to test yourself and learn new things, you'll be strong mechanically and have some good electrical understanding. Mechanically you’ll be looking at bearings, chains, pulleys, rollers, conveyors, hydraulics and pneumatics , Electrically you’ll assist on  repairs, fault finding and maintenance both planned and reactive on sensors, e-stops, understanding and interpreting schematics and motors


Mechanical qualifications C&G or NVQ or equivalent 
Basic Electrical understanding
Time served would be preferable 
Experience working in fast paced manufacturing 

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