Maintenance Engineer

  • Location

    Lichfield, Staffordshire

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  • Salary:

    £25 - £31 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Noott

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    3 months+

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Our client a well known automotive Tier 1 business are looking for an experienced Maintenance Engineer to work on a 3 shift pattern Monday to Friday.

Automotive experience in preferential, but someone will a background in welding would be suitable.

Description :

The role of a Plant Maintenance Technician is to participate in the Total and Preventive Maintenance (TPM) for all equipment and facilities. The main missions of the role are to:

  • Install, repair and maintain all equipment and facilities
  • Analyse mechanical and operational problems on assigned equipment and make necessary corrections and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality
  • Try out equipment after repairs, changeovers or extended downtime
  • Record operational data, such as pressure readings, length of stroke, feeds and speeds for use in set-up and preventive maintenance records
  • Review production schedule and, when equipment is not scheduled for production, perform scheduled maintenance
  • Participate in Production System Efficiency and Quality System Efficiency workshops to support continuous improvement: propose and implement continuous productivity, process and quality improvement actions for all facilities
  • Facilitate equipment moves on the shop floor
  • Give advice on technical specifications of new equipment and alterations on existing equipment and facilities, making sure manufacturing, maintainability and Health, Safety & Environmental requirements are met
  • Set up requisitions for supplies, equipment and facilities
  • Participate in the management of the inventory of spare parts and consumables to eliminate downtime
  • Track the ratio of expenses against budget and monitor quality, cost and delivery objectives given to external companies when intervening : subcontracting, ordinary and major maintenance actions, energy, security systems¿
  • Keep up to date documentation related to maintenance
  • Train operators on the safe operation of production equipment
  • Perform a start of shift safety sign-off to ensure that all safety features on assigned equipment are operational

Qualifications :

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Technical diploma, preferably with a specialisation in maintenance
  • Proven ability to undertake tasks of substantial variety or complexity which require an extensive knowledge of fabrication/processing techniques, tools, materials, machines and equipment
  • Electro-mechanics and automation skills
  • Working knowledge of Quality system and Health, Safety and Environment skills
  • Advanced skills in computer aided maintenance management systems
  • Strong technical problem solving skills
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix organisation
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English required)

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