REPORTS TO: Engineering Manager
LOCATION: Thetford
DEPARTMENT: Engineering
SALARY: £42,309.60 (this includes 20% Shift Allowance)

The Role

To swiftly respond to production breakdowns and deliver planned preventative maintenance on a wide range of highly automated machinery such as conveyors, extruders, palletisers, vacuum packers, form sealers and wrapping machines. To also carry out fault finding on PLC systems, electrical installation and assist during project work.

You will be employed on a three-shift working pattern with working hours:

  1. Sunday to Thursday 22.00 – 06.00
  2. Monday to Friday 14.00 – 22.30
  3. Monday to Friday 06.00 – 14.30, making a total working week of 40 hours

Job Related Experience, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • NVQ level 2 (essential) NVQ level 3 (desirable)
  • ONC / HNC or equivalent level of education (desirable)
  • Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship essential
  • An aptitude to fault diagnosis and logical thinking essential
  • A thorough understanding of leading skill (Electrical)
  • A good understanding of secondary skill (Mechanical)
  • A “Can Do” attitude essential
  • Must be able to read, understand and work with schematic drawings
  • Good General Workshop Skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Must be capable of Self Organisation & Self-Motivation
  • Experience of working with Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

Job Accountabilities

  • Operate to a high degree of Health and Safety and good housekeeping standards.
  • Operate within the HSE protocols e.g. Permit to Work, Risk Assessment, Method Statement, Safe System of Work, Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Lock off procedures to be followed at all times to ensure safety of self and others on site.
  • Carry out corrective maintenance activities when an unsafe situation arises.
  • Carry out small projects, and modifications as required within any projects.
  • Quickly assess the nature of the breakdown & act accordingly.
  • Test run and start up of installations and systems following repairs to ensure correct operation.
  • Proposals for improvements encouraged.
  • To carry out PPM inspections & maintenance & to carry out corrective maintenance repairs on a timely basis.
  • To carry out general maintenance as required.

Skills And Knowledge For Effectiveness In Role:
Functional Skills:

  • Detailed knowledge of business and own areas processes and procedures. Recognised as an expert in your own area.
  • Delivers quality and accuracy in own work.
  • Able to cope under pressure and flex with peaks in personal workload.
  • Able to use and understand management operating systems and IT based packages.
  • Able to anticipate/identify problems and use available resources to provide effective solutions.
  • Able to act on decisions with the required amount of urgency.
  • Good awareness of a manufacturing environment (desirable).
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Delivers quality and accuracy in own work.
  • Able to anticipate/identify problems and use available resources to provide effective solutions.

Personal/Interpersonal Skills:

  • Teamwork and communication
  • Chooses the most appropriate method and tools for communication.
  • Maintains positive and productive relationships with individual team members and other departments/colleagues.
  • Prioritisation/Self Organisation.
  • Physically fit.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Possesses strong initiative, with the ability to work effectively alone or as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach to work.
  • Ability to cope with changes in demands and circumstance.
  • Able to make things happen quickly and to complete tasks in full.

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