Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Rykard Engineering
up to £36,000
08 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Rykard Engineering are currently recruiting a Maintenance Engineer to join a client of theirs based in Brighton. The company are highly regarded within their industry and are going through a period of growth.

With a minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience, preferably from a food manufacturing or pharmaceutical business.

Purpose of the job:

To work closely with the Senior Engineer to maintain workplace equipment ensuring a smooth and productive operation. (60-40 electrical to mechanical)

Main Duties:

  • Completing the scheduled maintenance work, as well as responding to ad-hoc machinery breakdowns.
  • Maintain the parts inventory.
  • Be able to work safely at all times, whilst observing any appropriate operational frameworks.
  • Able to come up with ideas for improvement.


  • Able to read electrical & mechanical drawings
  • Ability to logically fault find on electrical/electronic, mechanical or pneumatic controls.
  • Experience of inverter, servo, DC drives etc.
  • Worked with circuits from 415 to 24VDC power & control
  • Carry out PPMs
  • Read electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Produce mechanical drawings when necessary

Previous experience with food filling and packing lines, for example:

  • Conveyors
  • Metal detector/check weighing machines
  • Blenders/Mixers

Fabrication experience:

  • TIG, MIG and Arc welding
  • Some lathe and milling experience an advantage
  • Plastics


  • To observe the company policy on Health & Safety at Work
  • To observe the Company policy and procedures on Quality Assurance
  • To co-operate readily, politely and amicably with other Company personnel
  • Maintain parts inventory to ensure no stock outs.
  • Clear end of shift reporting
  • To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested.

Knowledge and Skills required:

  • Computer skills
  • 2 years relevant experience in food/pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to liaise with all Company Departments


  • C&G 1 & 2 Electrical Installation
  • C&G qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • 17th Edition.

Location: Brighton

Salary: up to £36,000 depending on experience.

Shift: Days. Monday - Friday 9-5

Rykard Engineering are acting as an equal opportunities employment agency.

Key words: Maintenance, Electrical, Mechanical, Food, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Fault Finding

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