Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer

Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer

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  • Sector:

    General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £35000 per annum, Benefits: Overtime, Pension, Mon - Fri 6-2, 2-10

  • Contact:

    Chris Jones

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8999

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Multiskilled Maintenance Engineer (Electrical Bias)
£35k – 30days holiday – Mon – Fri 6-2/2-10 rotating – pension – overtime – occupational health

An exciting opportunity to join a manufacturing business with 120 years history, based just outside Wigan. Our client is a well known brand supplying the UK retail sector and part of a wider group of several businesses within the UK with sites also in Europe, Asia and Australia. If you have an interest in working in an innovative site, working as part of a skilled maintenance team then this role could appeal. Background wise were looking for a multi skilled engineer with an electrical bias, suited to someone who is looking at getting off nights and get their weekends back.

The Role:
  • Responsible for the electrical maintenance and mechanical maintenance of all production equipment;
  • Participate in planned preventative maintenance
  • Fault finding and repair of all plant, machinery and equipment;
  • Liaise with external contractors;
  • Carry out checks and inspection of plant, machinery and equipment;
  • Liaising closely with production team;
  • Involvement in capital expenditure projects and continuous improvement.
  • Will either be a time served fitter/engineer or have a City & Guilds certificate (or equivalent) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering including 17th/18th Edition
  • Have experience in fault finding, repair and general maintenance of machinery, hydraulics, electrics and other production associated systems;
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to work positively in a team
  • environment;
  • Strong health and safety knowledge;
  • Competent to attempt most aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering with little direction;
  • Experienced with the various types of PLCs and able to competently interrogate, fault find and program with little direction;
  • Able to read schematic drawings and diagnose faults quickly & accurately
  • Experienced with all aspects of pneumatics and hydraulics;
  • Competent using MIG, TIG and electric arc welding equipment (desirable)
  • Will ideally have experience in lockstitch and overlock sewing machines. Multi‐needle quilting machine experience would be of additional advantage (not essential)
Should you be looking for a new challenge, working for a stable well known business on a favourable shift then this role would suit. If you’ve been working in FMCG, textile, food or automated production environments then your skills are likely to transfer well to this position. You’ll join an experienced team of engineers and report into the Engineering Manager. This role is Multiskilled, so you’ll need to be competent both electrically and mechanically, ideally with electrical qualifications and PLC exposure (fault finding and completing modifications) would be sufficient knowledge.



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