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up to £47200 per annum, Excellent Earning Potential + O/Time Rate

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Maintenance Engineer

Job posted by: Kelvin Buick

Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer

Basic to Salary to: £47,200 pa, including shift allowance

OTE £50,000 plus with overtime and call-out allowance

Shifts: Monday to Friday - Rotating Early and Lates

Location: Harlow, Essex


A multi-skilled Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance Engineer is required by leading scientific, chemical manufacturing company. The successful candidate will maintain and improve the performance of the production machines used in day to day manufacture.

This will include carrying out a wide range of planned and breakdown maintenance on a variety of low to medium speed production machinery that use in combination electrics/electronics hydraulics and pneumatics. You will be working on a range of electrical faults as well as PLC's and Robotics. 

The Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance Engineer role is to ensure that machine up-time is maximised and that unscheduled plant stoppages are kept to a minimum. You will be responsible for improving indices such as MTBF and to minimise MTER in all areas of the site.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Complete day to day maintenance tasks
  • Work in accord with maintenance KPIs suggesting and implementing improvements as required, e.g. costs, spares, plant availability
  • Play a significant part in future developments and manufacturing efficiency, learning and utilising new technologies as appropriate
  • Assist in the identification of critical equipment and the setting up of a robust TPM program with a suitable balance of PPM activities to ensure maximised up-time of plant equipment
  • Co-operate with other departments for the overall benefit of the company
  • Ensure all plant and equipment is maintained in accordance with current health, safety, environment, and equipment regulations and standards
  • Service and proactively maintain the electrical instrumentation and control systems including, as required, revising and changing control system programming
  • Assist Team Leader in setting the maintenance strategy for the site
  • Work alongside the Production staff to monitor and control plant OEE KPIs
  • Work alongside the CI Engineer to provide support for projects
  • Support in the compilation of dynamic risk assessments for all key maintenance procedures
  • Support in the compilation of maintenance work instructions

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Full working knowledge and problem-solving capability on machines using a range of PLC's (Siemens, Allen Bradley, Omron, Mitsubishi)
  • Full working knowledge of robotics - Desirable
  • Successful track record of accurately diagnosing and fixing electric/electronic/ pneumatic/hydraulic and general mechanical faults in industrial packaging and process equipment
  • Excellent working knowledge of electro- mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic control systems
  • Computer literate with knowledge and experience of inputting data to and interrogating maintenance and PLC software
  • Recognised qualification in an engineering discipline (Electronic / Electrical / Mechanical)
  • A fully time served apprenticeship followed by significant experience working multi skilled technician in a relevant industrial sector
  • Trained to current edition of the electrical standards and regulations
  • Good communication skills (written & verbal).

Salary to: £47,200 pa. This is a Basic salary up to £40,000, plus £7,200 Shift premium, at 18%. 

The following shift patterns are used:

  • Early Shift: Monday to Thursday from 6:00am to 2.00pm and Friday 08:00 to 1:00pm.
  • Late Shift: Monday to Thursday from 2.00pm to 10.00pm and Friday 12.00pm to 8.00pm
  • They also rota 1 weekend in 5 for call outs

Location: Harlow, Essex


How to apply: To apply for this Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer position through HR GO Recruitment, please click on the 'Apply' button

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