Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Full Time

Sterling Recruitment Services are currently looking to recruit an experienced Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer for our client based in Sedgefield.

A great opportunity has arisen for a Multi Skilled Engineer (electrical bias) to join a large scale manufacturing facility in Sedgefield. The role requires a candidate who can work a 24/7 shift pattern following a minimum of 2-week induction period. 

Reporting into the Engineering Manager, duties will include:
Carry out planned maintenance activities as scheduled by the maintenance plan.
Attend and repair breakdowns as required, and report all actions carried out and any further actions required
Report in a comprehensive manner, all work activities carried out on a daily/shift basis
Be proactive in preventing equipment failures and improving overall equipment performance by generating and implementing ideas and modifications
Provide a service that meets agreed service levels, including minimising downtime and communicating effectively with relevant personnel
Provide a service that meets food packaging standards, whilst maintaining standards of housekeeping and personal hygiene
Maintain and help improve health and safety standards and ensure that staff work in a safe environment by eliminating, minimising, and controlling risks to themselves and others.
Cooperate with contractors and as far as possible ensure their adherence to site rules, health and safety and food safety standards
Undertake training as required to further enhance individual’s skills and knowledge so that the level of support to the front-line operations remains effective and efficient
Train others if required so that they can carry out their expected work duties to the required standards
Identify performance issues and implement appropriate and pragmatic solutions using problem-solving skills, tools and techniques.
In consultation with the appropriate personnel, be able to correctly prioritise the workload for the overall benefit of the site performance
Must be able to work to agreed deadlines where necessary
Must be willing to work under the guidance of departmental and site KPI’s to maximise business performance

The successful candidate will be:
Time-served with  electrical bias to NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), Educated to HNC standard (or equivalent).
Post apprenticeship, preferably in a high-speed, high-volume manufacturing environment
A proven practitioner of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, problem solving and continuous improvement skills

Skill requirments:
Must have proven ability in diagnostic fault finding under pressure of production
Experience in PLC Control systems, and PLC fault finding experience in servo drivers and RS Networks (including Ethernet, Device Net communications) would be beneficial.
Many day-to-day activities are mechanical, but some electrical experience and background is essential
Familiarity with the use of PC equipment is essential
Proven experience of working with the AB Powerflex range of AC Inverters
Familiar with TPM principles including 5S. Use of computerised maintenance management systems would be an advantage but not essential
Responsible for the maintenance of all the site
18th Edition certification for electrical work would be advantageous
Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of team

Following induction the shift pattern will be 3 on – 3 off, rotating days and nights; the hours of work being 7am-7pm days and 7pm -7am nights.

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  • Salary £40,000 - £43,000
  • Location Sedgefield
  • Hours 40
  • Deadline March 31, 2024
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