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Date Added: Mon 23/01/2023

Maintenance Engineer

Melton Mowbray, LE13, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Melton Mowbray

To maintain and repair plant, equipment and buildings in the support of 24/7 production of speciality plastic compounds. Work as part of the maintenance team to meet company objectives in terms of safety, efficiency and utilisation of production equipment. Participate in providing a “round the clock” troubleshooting service (maintenance, fire or safety).

The Maintenance Engineer Role:

* Carry out assigned tasks in mechanical and electrical repairs (as competency allows) from work requested by the maintenance supervisor or when outside of dayshift hours shift supervision.

* Carry out repairs and health and safety checks as required to maintain high safety standards to satisfy health and safety legislation.

* Report dangerous and unsafe machinery and respond to health and safety failures to provide corrective actions or isolation of faulty plant.

* Assist in the assessment of risks, and carrying out repairs by safe methods of work for all tasks as assigned by the supervisor. Ensure that work carried out unsupervised is to the same standard of safe working to ensure the safety of yourself and any others who may be affected.

* In liaison with Production, implement planned maintenance and repairs to ensure the smooth operation of all production plant. Provide a safe, flexible, skilled service covering 24/7 operation to minimise lost manufacturing time and consequential costs.

* Ensure cost effective and reliable maintenance of all site utility services (gas, water, electricity, etc). Evaluate, recommend and implement energy saving and continuous improvements to the plant.

* Assist as required to maintain appropriate systems, checks, procedures, records and tests (ie lifts/hoists, fork lift trucks, calibration, etc) to meet the requirements of safety legislation customers, and Company Insurers.

* Assist in the purchasing of spare parts as authorized by the supervisor or Engineering Manager. Assist in implementing a spares and stock control stocking to provide the most effective cover within the department budget.

* In liaison with the Production and Technical Departments, assist in troubleshooting processing problems and process variation and deficiencies. Where necessary, rectify or make recommendations to the process to improve or restore acceptable quality standards.

* Work in liaison with other members of the Management Team to ensure continuous improvement initiatives are maintained with regard to all relevant aspects of compliance with Health and Safety and Environmental policy and legislation.

* Assist where required with the training and instruction of operatives.

* 14 Carry out any projects or other work as required by the Engineering Manager.

Contract labour and temporary engineers who may be assigned to assist in maintenance tasks.

The jobholder will prioritise production daily issues when working shift hours with no direct supervision. Major issues and problems will be discussed and resolved by agreement with the Supervisor or Engineering Manager.

In the absence of the Supervisor or the Engineering Manager the jobholder will have the authority to stop plant and equipment where in the interest of safety he deems it necessary.

Knowledge and Experience Required

Ideally the jobholder will be multiskilled and hold electrical qualifications, and have some years' experience of maintaining plant and equipment. Must be able to work within a team, and demonstrate initiative and fault-finding skills in dealing with repairs. The person must have the attitude and ability to learn new skills and processes to be found in the business.

The jobholder must be available to participate on out of hours breakdown cover on a Rota basis over weekend and bank holiday periods.

Some normal weekend working will be required from time to time as required by the needs of the business
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