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Mechanical Engineer


J & B Recycling is the largest independent waste management company in the North East. Handling materials from domestic kerbside collections, commercial collections and waste sites. We have four sites in total, two in Hartlepool, one in Middlesbrough and one in Washington, three of the sites have fixed plant with many mechanical systems.

The successful candidate will have had previous experience as a Mechanical Engineer. Experience of the waste industry, vehicle maintenance or heavy industry would be desirable but not essential.

Job Description


The role of the mechanical engineer is quite varied, with a focus on fault finding, maintenance, and safety checking of machinery across all sites.

Key Tasks (Include but not limited to):
Reporting to the Maintenance Manager and Operations Director you will be responsible for ensuring the plants are maintained in order to achieve the required plant runtime.

Ensuring that the planned weekly preventative maintenance shift for each site and plant is carried out to specification.

The work varies on a day to day basis but includes:

  • React to breakdowns by fault finding, fault diagnosing testing and repairs as required.
  • Plan and complete preventative maintenance for each site within agreed timeframes.
  • Agree and maintain par stock of essential parts as well as adhering to the department budget with the aid of order numbers and spend controls.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with Site Managers to ensure smooth running and availability of plant to minimise disruption to production.
  • Carry out Project and Installation work to improve efficiency and safety of all sites.
  • Establish and maintain agreed target and KPI’s.
  • Comply with H&S procedures by working in a safe and responsible manner at all times, ensuring that the company’s permit system is consistently implemented.

Educational/Professional Qualifications

Apprentice trained or equivalent - City and Guilds, NVQ, ONC, or above - Mechanical (Essential)

Additional Information

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Call outs will be paid a minimum of 4 hours

Salary review after 3 and 6 months, outcome dependent on performance

£37,000 pa when signed off as competent and able to go on the on call rota

Benefits: Van, for work use only including travel to and from work

Mobile phone for work use

Health Shield – cash back health plan


Hours: 47.5 per week

Shifts: Will initially be 07:00 -17:00 until trained

2 shift pattern alternate weeks of 07:00 – 17:00 and 13:00 – 23: 00

On Call: On call 1 week in 4, when on 13:00 – 23:00 will be on call for breakdowns from 23:00 – 6:00 through the week and weekend until 06:00 Monday

TO APPLY please email your CV and a cover letter

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