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    Maintenance Engineer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Transport & Distribution
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 02/01/2019
  • Job reference: 35262_1546432266

My Client A manufacturer of plastic products by rotational moulding and extrusion, operating in the commercial vehicle, fire a safety and environmental protection markets is looking to recruit a maintenance Engineer / Fitter

The successful candidates will Fault find and carry out repairs on PLC driven industrial control panels (automation, relays, contactors, AC drives, sensors), single & three phase motors, gearboxes, hydraulics and pneumatics. The role will also require the ability to carry out fabrication of or repairs to structures and frameworks within a dynamic production environment.

Key Responsibility's:

Plant Maintenance

* Fault diagnosis, maintenance and repair of a range of old and new electrical and mechanical plant and equipment

* Ensuring all downtime is kept to a minimum by carrying out both reactive and preventative maintenance activities

* Keeping records of all maintenance activities

* Fabricating / repairing parts for machinery / factory structures (basic sheet metal / welding sectional steel)

* Occasional tooling changes

* Testing of fire pumps and other safety equipment

* Ensuring all work is carried out in a safe manner and that HS&E standards are adhered to at all times

Managerial Support:

* To report directly to the Factory Manager with regard to repairs / maintenance

* To advise on any technical issues

* To regularly report any tool / consumable requirements

* To report any and all defects found while carrying out day to day activities

Technical Development:

* To liaise with the Factory Manager with regard to plant improvements

* To liaise with Process Engineering with regard to their activities and projects

Production Support

* To liaise with the Production Department in relation to planned maintenance and breakdown status


* Time served electrical / mechanical engineer (HNC / NQV level 3)

* Experience working in a dynamic manufacturing environment

* Experience of automated systems (PLC)

* Electrical fault finding

* Welding

* General fabrication

* English written and verbal

* Maths working knowledge

* Computer Literate i.e. excel, word,

This is a full time permanent position working Monday to Friday.

Salary negotiable dependant on experience.

Clayton Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.