Maintenance Technician

Durham, County Durham
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Maintenance Technician - Mechanical / Electrical

£26,469 + Overtime premium rates (shift allowance approx 17% of annual salary)


  • Always work in a safe and responsible manner following site rules and relevant health and safety legislation at all times

  • Attend breakdowns, identify faults and problem solve with minimal downtime to production

  • Carry out diagnosis of faults, the maintenance and repairs to all types of plant and equipment in a safe and timely manner

  • Estimate length of time required to complete a job and understand consequences of failure to complete work within required timescales

  • Identify and escalate any activity that has potential to cause harm or damage

  • Report breakdown root causes, equipment faults and concerns through the departmental reporting system

  • Ensure all work is undertaken to a high quality standard and adheres to all quality standard regulations

  • Assist in the development of planned preventative maintenance (PPM) schedules

  • Carry out PPM schedules as necessary and planned work orders

  • Assist with the moving, installation, repositioning of machines and equipment

  • Work within 5S (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardise, Sustain) methodology to maintain workplace to a high standards

  • Contribute to Continuous Improvement activities

  • Support and lead improvement activities as necessary

  • Undertake continuous training and development

  • Required to work shifts and overtime - sometimes at short notice and involving unsociable hours

  • Carry out all tasks as deemed reasonable by the maintenance supervisor or T/L

Skills & Abilities:

  • Understand engineering and technical information

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Advanced problem solving skills

  • Team working skills

  • Good understanding of customer expectations

  • Previous experience in the automotive sector would be desirable


  • ONC

  • A Levels

  • City & Guilds level 3

  • BTEC National Diploma level 3

  • IVQ Technician Diploma or equivalent

  • NWQ Level 3 qualification

Personal Attributes & Other Requirments

  • Flexibilty is a must as you may be required to work unsociable hours on occasion with short notice

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong work ethic