Electrical Site Maintenance Engineer - Wrexham

Bluefire Consulting Ltd
10 Jan 2018
20 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Electrical Site Maintenance Engineer

£32 - 35k, Excellent Pension, 28days Holiday, Excellent Company Pension, 40 hours per week. Mon - Fri 6.30am - 3pm
Based: Wrexham
The Opportunity

Are you looking for a new opportunity to start off 2018, within a successful global manufacturing business? Our client have an opening on their Wrexham site for an electrically biased Site Maintenance Engineer to join the team. You'll have one direct report and will oversee the entire facility, covering machine maintenance, contractor supervision, management meetings and building maintenance. Our client are a recycling and manufacturing plant working with high density plastic product recycling and plastic extrusion, so experience within this area would be ideal, though not essential. This is a global business with facilities in 47 countries and counting, and comfortably over 400 UK based employees spread over 2 sites.

The Role

The role is very hands on, were looking for an electrically biased engineer who is comfortable working autonomously and offering direction to your direct report. You'll be part of a team of 2 that will look after the entire site, you'll have a good degree of responsibility within the business. You'll oversee plant maintenance, machine maintenance, building maintenance, oversee/source sub-contractors and attend management meetings regarding site operations. The site has been run by the Engineering Assistant currently in place for the past few months, but with upcoming projects and to get the maximum out of the department they need someone more senior to help guide and shape the department.
The site has multiple lines and processes, ideally you'll have experience within plastic extrusion, granulation systems, conveyors, motors, sensors and planned and reactive maintenance. You'll come from a manufacturing/production environment and will be used to having a good degree of responsibility. You'll be comfortable checking and carrying out risk assessments, will have a good understanding of health and safety legislation and will be able to provide transparent communication on justifications for spending to the management team. Essentially the role will be a mixture of electrical work, being, maintenance on conveyors, belts, motors, sensors, panels, PLC fault finding, lighting, sockets and drives. Mechanically the work is fairly basic, including bearings, shafts, hydraulics, pneumatics and the basics of gearboxes. The more you can cover on site the better, however if you lack a certain skill sub-contractors can be called in to carry out the work. You can also call on the senior engineering team up in Scotland for advice and guidance and if needs be they can travel down for serious issues.

You'll be able to suggest improvements projects and also help develop their existing PPM schedule, the site is in need of process improvement and these project will certainly be welcomed if you can bring some new ideas. The plant for later in 2018 is to also take on an apprentice meaning the role may require you to oversee 2 direct reports before too long.

The Candidate

First of all you will preferably be a maintenance engineer/technician from a manufacturing environment or recycling plant with strong electrical skills. The industry is not that important, but if it were plastic related, with exposure to extrusion/granulation or blow moulding that would be beneficial. The kind of backgrounds that would be considered would include, FMCG, packaging or recycling. You will also harbour a desire to work for a stable company with a family feel and receive quality training and add value. The company are really good a developing individuals, creating the opportunity to put you on courses and whether this be technical or in leadership.

You'll come with electrical skills and have the certificates or be time served to prove this. You'll be competent with the basic mechanical skills and will want to try and expand on your knowledge in this area, but the role is more electrically focussed for sure, probably 70:30 in bias. You'll be clued up on analysing technical issues with production lines and equipment and come up with new ideas, and seek to change processes and procedures within this environment.

You will enjoy mentoring individuals and developing them further and will be a good communicator to operatives and the management team, working together to keep the facility running at peak performance.


17th edition is essential
Experience working in past paced manufacturing/production environment
Plastic extrusion/granulation experience would be an advantage
Electrical Engineer or Equivalent Qualifications or time served
Basic Mechanical Competency (no certification required)

The Package

Monday - Friday 6.30am - 3pm flexible hours is also an option
Excellent Pension
28 days holiday + extends with years of service up to 33total.