ATA Recruitment Ltd
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title – Maintenance Engineer

Location – Leicester

Salary - £ (£12.30 per hour), plus overtime (paid at £18.45 per hour)

Hour of Work – 8am – 5pm (Monday to Friday) / 7am – 11am alternate Saturdays

The Company

Our client is one of the Midlands largest recycling companies. With site across both the East and West Midlands, their purpose built sites can handle any form of recyclable waste. Their Leicester site processes 300,000 tonnes of mixed waste a year, with only 2.5% of this going to Landfill.

The site houses washing and bailing systems all feed by a range of manual handling equipment including Forklifts, telehandlers and light yellow goods vehicles. Once the material has been bailed it is then sent to their fully automated sortation site ready for processing.

The Role

The role will require the Maintenance Engineer to maintain the various Conveyors and Bailers on site. The vast majority of the work will be mechanical in nature, with the most common faults occurring on bearings, rollers and conveyor belts, as well as general faults on the bailers. All the Manual Handling equipment is maintained by a separate team of Fork Lift Engineers.

As well as the conveyors and bailers, the Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for maintaining the large Waste Bins that are used to transfer waste from their client’s sites. These large steel bins take a lot of punishment from being loaded on and off their collection Lorries, plus are left open to the element at their customers sites. Most of the repair work on the bins will require damaged steelwork to be cut out, a new section fabricated and then welded into place.

The Candidate

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

  • Must have a recognised Mechanical or Welding / Fabrication Qualification or Certificate
  • Must be able to weld and fabricate.
  • Must be able to strip and fit mechanical components.

Due to the size of the equipment, our client is particularly interested in speaking to people who have been working in any of the following industries: Quarry, Mining, Construction Products, Special Purpose Machinery or Automated Logistics. Candidates who have recently left the Armed Forces with experience maintaining heavy equipment are also of interest.


As part of their overall move to upskill their work force, all Maintenance Engineers will be given Electrical training to ensure they can react to any breakdown, regardless as to whether it is mechanical or electrical in nature. The successful candidate would also receive training on how to service Fork Lifts, Yellow Goods and HGVs.

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