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 Maximise machine productivity and minimise machine downtime by attending machine breakdowns and maintaining and servicing all production equipment and ancillaries. A hands-on role providing electrical/software/fault finding support within the Engineering team.  This involves fault finding in all aspects of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and process problems.



  • Identify health and safety risks and ensure that the plant and equipment is maintained in a safe working order and that safe working practices are followed at all times.
  • Inform the Engineering Supervisor or the Production Supervisor of any relevant issues in relation to quality, safety and maintenance.
  • To work in a professional manner, complying at all times with company policy on safety, hygiene and housekeeping.
  • To monitor the performance of the plant and equipment and to carry out adjustments and maintenance to ensure the agreed quality and efficiency standards are achieved.
  • To carry out maintenance work on plant and equipment with regards to improving reliability, downtime and machine induced quality problems. This will include all mechanical and electrical work.
  • To accurately complete all associated maintenance documentation and submit to the appropriate person.
  • Identify/rectify all aspects of machine faults (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic)
  • To attend machine breakdowns in a timely manner and in conjunction with Production Supervisor/Production Manager ensure work is prioritised to keep machine down time to a minimum.
  • Assist with the installation/implementation of machine improvements and projects.
  • Be available for over-time and callouts when required.
  • Assist with the development of PPM maintenance systems both electrical and mechanical.
  • To carry out other duties as may be required from time to time as directed by the Engineering Supervisor.



Educational and professional:

  • A recognised Technical degree or minimum HNC/HND qualification in Engineering, Electrical automation.
  • Apprenticeship an advantage but not essential



 Experience in plastics manufacturing, especially blow moulding will be a distinct advantage

  • An understanding of ladder logic and fault diagnostic is essential.
  • Working knowledge of operating drive systems and platforms such as Fanuc, Siemens, Okuma Toyoda, PLCs inc Allen Bradley, Siemens 7 Krupp.
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Hydraulics, pneumatics an advantage but not essential.
  • Preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Fault finding techniques
  • Proven technical knowledge and troubleshooting approach.
  • Ability to use electrical trouble shooting equipment.
  • Understanding of modern maintenance techniques, technologies and systems.
  • Understanding of CMMS operating systems and development essential



  • Quality, Safety and Efficiency focused
  • Reliability and thoroughness
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy
  • Work under own initiative
  • Team Working
  • Flexibility

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