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Mechanical Technician


The position works within the plant Maintenance team covering four sites. You will be responsible for the planned preventative and reactive mechanical maintenance; adhering to strict health and safety company procedures at all times. You will be required to generate daily reports; weekly and monthly and you will be required to document all work carried out in the Maintenance system used. You will also provide guidance to Maintenance semi-skill members of the team.


  • To carry out equipment breakdowns effectively and efficiently.
  • To extract/receive and carry out planned preventative Maintenance (from CMMS) on all pre-processing equipment aiming to achieve maximum plant availability, with zero unplanned down time.
  • Participate in daily, weekly and monthly preventative maintenance inspections.
  • Conduct safety compliance inspections and maintain records.
  • Ensure that programed work is completed on time, to the satisfaction of business requirement.
  • Working to health and safety, environmental other standards as they apply to the process.
  • Maintaining standard operating procedures as required.
  • Support external buildings/service maintenance contractor teams (fire alarms, compressor etc.)
  • Develop/document training material to facilitate transfer of skills and knowledge to other members.
  • Effective evidence and control of critical spares for all key processes and ask for complete it.
  • Experience of working with engineering drawings.
  • Adhere to safe working practice and procedures including and not limited to lockout, tag out, confined space and working at heights.
  • After training will operate a variety of equipment including loaders, forklifts, high lifts, cranes, cherry pickers or scissor lifts.
  • Assist Electrical engineer on his task.


Minimum NVQ level 3 in suitable engineering subject.


Welding experience will be advantageous

Minimum 2 years’ experience in specific mechanical tasks.

Electrical experience would be an advantageous.


  • Knowledge of production process equipment.
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic knowledge.
  • Report writing.
  • A responsible and mature attitude to work.
  • The ability to follow written instructions and keep records.
  • An awareness of health & safety.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Self-discipline/ability to work independently.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to prioritise work load.


The duties and responsibilities highlighted are indicative and may vary over time. The post holder will be expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and extent of the post and the grade that has been established

Additional Information

Salary: £30,000

Call outs will be paid minimum of 4 hours after training and competency reached.

Salary review after 3 and 6 months, outcome dependant on performance £37,000 pa when signed off as competent and able to go on the call out rota.

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

Mobile phone for work use only.

Health Shield – cash back health plan

Hours: 47.5 hours per week.

Shifts: Will initially be 07.00 – 17.00 until trained then a two shift pattern 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 23.00-06.00 through the week and weekend until 06.00 Monday.

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