Maintenance Engineer

Ideal Standard / Armitage Shanks
From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum Excellent Pension, Product Discount,
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Ideal Opportunity: Maintenance Engineer – Electrical Bias

Duration: Permanent, Full Time, Days only Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Location: Armitage

Competitive, Pension, Product Discount, 25 days annual leave + BHs, free onsite parking.


Our name is no accident – We are Ideal Standard.

Ideal Standard International is one of the world's leading providers of high-quality bathroom solutions. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and wherever we are, our aim is always the same: to enable people to create beautiful bathrooms in residential, commercial and industrial spaces.

Next year sees us celebrate 200 years of manufacturing in the UK.

We operate in over 30 countries and have some 10,000 employees. Our product ranges include high quality ceramic sanitary ware, taps and showering systems, bathing and wellness solutions as well as furniture and accessories. In addition, we work with world class designers to develop innovative products using the latest technologies. Our products are sold under our strong international brands: Ideal Standard and Jado as well as leading local brands including Armitage Shanks (UK), Ceramica Dolomite (Italy), Porcher (France) and Vidima (Eastern Europe).

Just recently, AquaBlade™ by Ideal Standard International won the prestigious award for Best Bathroom Product at this year’s Housebuilder Awards, which recognises the best in building and development products.

Typical projects we have been involved include The Shard, Leaden Hall Building and Olympic Village 2012.

We are now recruiting a Maintenance Engineer to join our manufacturing site in Armitage. This role will facilitate all engineering activities associated with maintaining a 24hrs manufacturing plant, to provide breakdown repairs, health and safety improvements and deliver projects to improve plant performance and efficiency.


As Maintenance Engineer key responsibilities will include:

·To maintain and support Health & Safety / Environmental requirements in accordance with internal Ideal Standard standards and legislative requirements, application of LOTO and required permit to work procedures.

·To develop and run in house improvement projects.

·Managing purchasing budgets and timescales to deliver a consistent performance.

·To respond to breakdowns and maintain / repair plant and equipment within the required time scale

·Supply routine breakdown and engineering project status information to engineering team Leader

·To request where applicable for additional support for timely repairs from shift, day and contract engineers.

·To ensure engineering interventions meet the required standards and best practice

·Carry out investigations into problems or production development initiatives, individually or as a member of a project team.

·Contribute when required, to Plant Engineering projects

·Contribute to the design considerations of equipment and processes within the plant.

·Identify areas to reduce maintenance spend and machine down time

·Update of engineering and shift report documentation.

Key skills and attributes:

Ideally we are looking for candidates who possess the following experience:

·Electrical apprenticeship with recognised qualifications within the chosen field plus an additional 2 – 3 years relevant experience.

·PLC programming skills (Allen Bradley, Omron or Siemens), preferred but not essential

·Detailed understanding of SCADA and plc logic systems, preferred but not essential

·16th Edition or above electrical legislation

·Knowledge production processes to achieve conformance of H&S environment and quality.

·Knowledge of Engineering and Technology processes in the sprit of continuous improvement.

·Basic knowledge of systems and processes for managing ordering equipment / spares from placement of order to delivery of component/service.

·Can conduct root cause analysis.

·Communication and presentation skills

·Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles tools, techniques, 5s and Ideal Standard standards

·Applies analysis and judgement to assess performance against key measures, to decide between priorities and solve problems.

In return we offer an excellent remuneration package and great career development opportunities.

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