ATA Selection Ltd
Melton Mowbray
£40k per year + benefits
08 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title - Maintenance Engineer

Location - Melton Mowbray

Salary - £40,000 plus overtime (O/T rate £22.80 per hour)

Hour of Work - 4 on 4 off (Days & Nights - 6 til 6)

Benefits - Extensive Training, 7% matched Pension, Private Healthcare, Annual Profit Bonus

The Company

Our client is one the UK's fastest growing businesses and the one the largest Food Manufacturers in the UK. With 18 manufacturing sites they produce both Branded and non-branded products to all of the major Supermarkets, plus smaller retailers. With a turnover of just over £1 Billion a year, the group have increased their year on year revenue by a massive £67 million in the last 12 months.

Their Melton Mowbray site is the largest in the group and produces a variety of Ready Meals. The site have had a large amount of investment in new lines and upgrades, plus there is £25 Million set aside for further plant upgrades over the next 5 years. As part of the site expansion they require Four additional Maintenance Engineers to bolster each shift.

The Role

As a Maintenance Engineer you will be expected to perform both Electrical and Mechanical repairs on all plant equipment. The bulk of the work is PPM focused, with the Engineers reacting to breakdowns as they arise. Plant equipment includes Mixer, Slicers, Dicers, Blender, Conveyors, Overhead Fillers and Depositors, Ovens, Spiral Chillers, Check Weighers, Metal Detectors, X-Ray Machines, Barcode Printers and Scanners, Robotic Packaging Lines and Robotic Palletisers.

Electrically the Maintenance Engineers will be required to fault find with a multimeter against electrical drawings down to component level. Once the faulty part has been identified it would need to be swapped out as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary downtime. Electrical components include 3 Phase Motors, Inverters, Relays, Switches, Sensors, E-Stops, Safety Circuits and Solenoids. Mechanically the Maintenance Engineer will be working with Pneumatic Systems, Gearboxes, Shafts, Bearings, Rollers, Belts, Pulleys, Fans, Compressors, Pumps and Pipework.

Alongside Maintenance tasks the Maintenance Engineers will also be involved in the various upgrade and installation projects on site, plus Maintenance of Site Services Equipment like Boilers and Steam Plant.

The Candidate

To be successful in your application you must have the following skills or attributes:

  • Must have a recognised Electrical Qualification (NVQ3 or Equivalent).
  • Must have previous experience working as a Maintenance Engineer on automated lines.
  • Must be able to read electrical drawings and fault find with a multimeter.

Training and Development

The successful candidate will receive a variety of training and development courses including Mitsubishi PLC training (fault finding and modification), pneumatics, fabrication and welding, plus Boiler and Steam Plant. These will be a mix of in house and external courses from which you would gain recognised Qualifications.

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