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Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Job description
YS Reclamation Limited is a dynamic and progressive plastic processing and plastic recycling company who have expanded their business to cater for the demands in an evolving plastic recycling industry. We are looking for an experienced Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Engineer who is reliable and safety-minded, and has a proactive approach to maintenance problems. You should also be highly organised with strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

You will be responsible for the continuous running of the Waste Plastic Reprocessing Plant. Utilising the on-board computerised systems, you will oversee routine maintenance and organise equipment replacement or repairs. In addition you will be responsible for the routine maintenance of all the company mechanical and/or electrical equipment.

Working alongside other professionals, you will improve the production line; reduce the incidence of costly breakdowns and develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of plant, personnel and the production processes.

You will be responsible to: Site/Production Manager and the Director.

You will be required to have liaison with: Directors, Production Manager, other Engineers, Machines Manufacturers and other specialists.

The main tasks of the Maintenance Engineer will be:

  • Design and document required maintenance strategies, procedures and methods.
  • Carry out routine maintenance work and respond to equipment faults or failures. Diagnose and record breakdown incidents.
  • Order and install new parts and ensure all equipment is working correctly.
  • Carry out quality inspections on jobs.
  • Arrange specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components.
  • Manage and control maintenance tools, stores, and equipment.
  • Monitor and control maintenance costs.
  • Deal with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs.
  • Document maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines.
  • Ensure there is continuous cover of the machinery and equipment in the event of breakdowns.

Hours of Work:

You will usually work 40 hours a week. However, on occasions it may be necessary to work unsociable hours, in order to coordinate the work with technicians and minimise downtime. You could be on call at weekends or public holidays to deal with equipment problems or breakdowns. These incidents may necessitate working beyond your normal 40 hours per week. You will not be expected to work more than 55 hours per week or more than 6 days per week.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties. You will be required to perform different tasks to facilitate your changing role within the organisation in order to suit the overall business objectives of the organisation.

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