ATA Selection Ltd
£35k - 38k per year + overtime, pension, training
04 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title - Maintenance Engineer

Shifts - 4 on 4 off (days & nights, 6 til 6)

Location - Reading

Salary - £35k - £42k (overtime rate x1.5 equivalent hourly rate - OTE £40k - £45k)

Benefits - 3% Matched Pension, £500 Annual Attendance Bonus, 32 Days of Holiday

The Company

Our client, who have been established for over 40 years, specialise in the manufacture of plastic bottles and containers for Personal Hygiene and Domestic Cleaning Products. The business have a huge international presence, with 60 factories across 16 countries. Their Reading site produces 290 million units per year for their customers, feeding directly onto their clients filling lines.

Their Reading site has 5 fully automated production lines running 24/7 and maintained by a team of 16 Maintenance Engineers around the clock. With their client's orders continuing to increase, they too are needing to expand to meet their customer's needs. As such the business will be heavily investing in new plant over the next few years so as to be able to fully service their customer.

The Role

The Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for all electrical and mechanical fault finding and repair on their fully automated lines. 70% of the hands on work will be Mechanical in nature, working on Pneumatic and Hydraulics Systems, Hot and Cold Water System, gearboxes, shafts, bearings, rollers, pulley, belts and Air Systems.

Electrically the Maintenance Engineer will be fault finding through with a Multimeter down to component level and changing faulty parts, such as sensor, proximity switches, contactors, relays, motors, safety circuits and servos.

The Maintenance Engineer will also be able to fault find using the PLC system (Allen Bradley) using the HMI screens. When a fault is identified the mechanical or electrical part would be changed like for like from their fully stocked stores system so as to minimise breakdown time.

Due to the production volumes the business are dealing with, they take a proactive preventative approach to minimise the number of breakdowns. As such the Maintenance Engineer will spend over 60% of their time on PPM and Continuous Improvement based tasks, reacting to breakdowns as an when they occur.

The Candidate

To be successful in your application you must have the following skills, abilities or qualifications:

  • Must have previous experience working as a Maintenance Engineer.
  • Must have a recognised Electrical qualification (Apprenticeship, City & Guilds, NVQ, BTEC, ONC, HNC, HND).
  • Must be capable of fault finding and repairing electrical and Mechanical systems.
  • Must have previous experience working on Automated Equipment.


Due to the bespoke nature of the equipment, the business know they are unlikely to find someone with specific experience on their kit. As such, they have a full induction and training program for all new Engineers which includes an Allen Bradley PLC course, Machine Training with their Machine Supplier, plus various Electrical and Mechanical upskilling courses for which you would gain recognised Qualifications and Certificates.

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