Mechanical Maintenance Technician

January 30, 2024

Fault find, carry out repairs, and maintain production equipment and ancillary equipment keeping them in optimum condition. Carry out routine inspections and either repair or report defects to management. To provide support and assistance to the production and engineering departments as well as improving the service provided by the maintenance department as a whole.


To perform the duties of shift Maintenance Technician

Improve machinery and facilities reliability through maintenance activities, modification and good engineering practises.

To carry out routine maintenance activities ensuring equipment performance is maintained and optimised

Carry out fault finding and repairs in breakdown situations, using engineering drawings and machine manuals

Carry out PPM tasks for all key equipment

Assist the MRO team maintain spare parts stores stock levels & records

Work alongside external suppliers / contractors

Undergo training to maintain or improve competency and skill levels

Carry out any other such reasonable job related tasks as the company may require you to undertake from time to time.


The Maintenance Technician has three main accountabilities within the 24 hours, 7 days a week facility:

1) To carry out fault finding on process, ancillary and other support equipment and to effectively carry out all repairs necessary to resolve the breakdown

2) Ensure that the current plant equipment is correctly maintained on a day to day basis allowing it to be operated to its maximum efficiency and capability to meet business KPI’s.

3) To assist the engineering team with projects to modify processes to improve performance and in the decommissioning of redundant equipment and the installation of new equipment.

The planning horizons involved in this role are varied. The majority of process equipment is taken out of production for approximately 10 hours per week to allow routine maintenance work to be carried out. Emergency reactive tasks for this role must be planned with less than 5 minutes’ notice when breakdowns occur.

The electrical post-holder is required to undertake all electrical activities on their shift as well as carry out mechanical work and welding / fabrication work if competent to do so. The post-holder should be able to demonstrate hands on mechanical dexterity skills as well as being a competent fault finder on electrical relay logic circuits, PLC controlled systems and motor controls and drives.

The mechanical post-holder is required to undertake all mechanical activities on their shift as well as carry out welding / fabrication work and basic electrical fault finding if competent to do so. The post-holder should be able to demonstrate hands on mechanical dexterity skills. As well as being a competent fault finder on pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The post-holder must be able to correctly replace bearings, pulleys and belts on a variety of equipment.

This position will operate with a degree of autonomy working within the parameters of department deliverables and health and safety legislation.

The position requires the ability to work in partnership with production operators and managers as well as other maintenance technicians and management.


(Typically used as shortlisting criteria. Candidates would be expected to meet all essential criteria in order to be shortlisted)

· Maintenance Engineering qualification (Electrical or Mechanical)

· Maintaining production machinery

· Fault finding in control panels on PLC’s, VSD’s and relay logic circuits

· Fault finding on / replacing motors including Star Delta

· Numeracy and ability to understand numerical data

· Good understanding of engineering and quality standards

· Display ‘Be Safe’ attitude and behaviours

· Strong analytical skills

· Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and on own initiative

· Be able to fault find using electrical drawings

· Flexible attitude towards selection of tasks



· Qualification in multi-skilled engineering

· Time served in engineering maintenance

· Experience working in a Engineering / Maintenance team

· Experience working on rotating equipment

· Knowledge of plastics processing equipment i.e. extruding equipment

· Knowledge of the recycling industry

· Ability to work as a team and in partnership with peer groups

· Robust and resilient, able to absorb pressure and respond positively

· Good working knowledge of machine safety standards and legislation

· Ability to plan, organise and prioritise

· Willingness to adapt and develop skill-sets and knowledge as determined by post / business

Contact Name
Jesse Wilson
Employment Type
AM Recruitment
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Company size
50-100 employees
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