Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Forces Recruitment Services Ltd
London (Greater)
11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
HQ5104 Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Salary £30,000 per annum

Location: Rainham, Essex

The Mechanical Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the continuous running of equipment and machinery. This position is ideally suited for someone with a mechanical bias with electrical experience. You will use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and electrical test equipment to assist in fault finding on some of the machinery and equipment; the remaining will be offline and require problem solving.

Applications from ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this role and are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities

* Support the Planned Preventative Maintenance System and respond to equipment faults
* Support the Total Productive Manufacturing initiative on site (TPM)
* Accountable for all mechanical appliances on site
* Designing / amending maintenance strategies, procedures and methods
* Designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods for new installations
* Accountable for the installation of new parts ensuring equipment is working correctly
* Diagnosing faults, breakdown problem, troubleshooting all machinery and equipment
* Carrying out quality inspections on jobs
* Liaising with other engineering and production colleagues
* Arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components
* Controlling maintenance tools, stores, equipment and costs
* Dealing with and responding to emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs
* Working within Health & Safety policies and procedures and making improvements
* Working with specialist equipment, such as programmable machines
* Ensuring there is continuous cover of the machinery in case of breakdowns
* Utilisation of the appropriate tools required to complete each task such as a lathe, milling machine, surface grinder and power tools e
* Commission modifications and alterations to existing plant and equipment, to improve line efficiencies

Knowledge, skills and qualifications required:


* Proactive approach, displaying a can do/ will attitude
* Time Served Engineer – NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering or similar
* Mechanically biased with some demonstrable electrical experience
* Experience in mechanical drives and mechanical set up of complex drive systems
* Experience of maintaining machine shop facilities (ie.;– lathe, miller, pillar drills etc)
* Ability to interpret drawings, blue-prints, manuals, sketches or verbal instructions
* Experience of working in manufacturing industry would be an advantage
* Work flexibly to support colleagues within both engineering and other departments.
* Good verbal and written communication skills
* Possess detailed analytical and problem solving skills
* Self-motivated and able to work well in a team environment

Desirables – (NOT Essential)

HNC or BEng in the following;

* Electrical & Electronic Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Manufacturing Engineering
* Production Engineering

Qualifications in the following technical disciplines will also be considered;

* BTEC Operations & Maintenance Engineering
* NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
* C&G Certificate in Engineering


* £30,000 per annum

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