Maintenance Engineer, Bedfordshire

Salary: Negotiable
Sector:
Location: Bedfordshire
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Shift Engineer

Shift Engineer
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Salary: £45,000 + Package

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Engineer!
The Shift Engineer is responsible for undertaking maintenance, repairs and continuous improvement of manufacturing equipment, plant, and facilities to ensure the delivery of production volumes and efficiencies whilst driving continuous improvement within an environment that has high safety and quality standards. This role will involve working closely with the production department to identify and resolve safety, quality, or downtime issues with assets in a timely manner. Completion of and updating of proactive maintenance tasks is an important aspect to this role.

The key responsibilities of this role include

•To work safely by applying sound engineering principles and safe systems of work e.g., isolations, permit to work, risk assessment, whilst working across a diverse range of equipment and associated hazards.
•Ensure all work carried out in accordance with group and statutory standards to ensure equipment and process are compliant.
•To work as a flexible and motivated member of the engineering team.
•To perform planned, preventative maintenance, fault finding, repair and continuous improvement to manufacturing equipment and plant to ensure production targets can be met and line downtime is minimized.
•Effective communication with engineering and production at shift handovers to ensure continuity of technical issues across shift so that informed decisions can be made.
•Accurately book out and replenish critical spares to ensure correct stock levels are maintained to minimise equipment downtime.
•Proactive approach to the identification of problems, whilst coordinating with the relevant key personnel.
•To take part in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA).
•Identification of possible improvements to routine maintenance with a view to their modification to increase line/plant effectiveness by reducing unplanned stoppages and improving availability of line time.
•During fault finding of equipment, determine when to escalate and seek expert technical advice from internal or external experts to aide resolution of internal engineering issues to meet production demand.
•Provide expert technical expertise with respect to providing training, coaching and mentoring of machine minders, operators, junior engineers and apprentices.
•Planning of scheduled work by liaising with production management to ensure production equipment is made available so that the site planned maintenance schedule adherence targets are achieved.

Ideal candidate

•Fully qualified multi skilled engineer with more than one of the following skills – Electrical, Mechanical, Controls or Instrumentation being applied within building services or production equipment environment.
•Engineering industry recognized apprenticeship, Minimum HNC or equivalent in engineering.
•Working knowledge, of Programmable Logic Controllers (essential, Allen Bradley preferred).
•Working knowledge of at least one CMMS system

Workplace Factors

•24/7 shift pattern, average 42 hours a week. 12-hour shifts.
•Use of machine, electric and hand tools.
•Moving tools, spares, equipment, and test instruments to accommodate the maintenance and repair of equipment across the site in line with the manual handling risk assessments.
•Access to equipment will necessitate

If you feel this job is for you, please get in touch with Hamish and he will call you to go into detail about the application process and answer any questions regarding the role.
Meet your consultant
Hamish Macleod
hamish.macleod@drnewitt.com

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