Mechanical Production Engineer

Independent Appointments (UK) Ltd
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Our client is a leading manufacturer of acoustic sound insulation heavy layers specialising in supplying innovative acoustic solutions for the automotive and industrial markets. Identifying and meeting individual customer requirements is a priority, either through its vast range of existing materials solutions, or new product development. They are able to offer intelligent tailor-made solutions to meet individual customer needs. They are also involved in control and monitoring devices and occasionally in the manufacture of items that will help in maintenance.

Maintenance engineering plays a vital role in the efficiency, development and progress of manufacturing and processing. Maintenance engineers work with other professionals in order to improve production facilities, reduce the incidence of costly breakdowns and develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of plant, personnel and production processes.

Typical work activities:

  • Ensuring all Health and Safety practices are adhered to at all times including:
  • All sub-contractors have been signed in, are aware of the Site Safety procedures and can provide method statements, risk assessments and liability insurance and public insurance documents.
  • Covering: Hot working permits, working at heights, isolation procedures and other controls which will eliminate the likelihood of any accident happening.
  • Designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods;
  • Carrying out routine scheduled maintenance work and responding to equipment faults;
  • Diagnosing breakdown problems;
  • Fitting new parts and making sure equipment is working correctly;
  • Carrying out quality inspections on jobs;
  • Liaising with client departments, customers and other engineering and production colleagues;
  • Arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components;
  • Controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment;
  • Monitoring and controlling maintenance costs;
  • Dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs;
  • Improving health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Working with specialist equipment, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), which control machinery on factory assembly lines - desirable;
  • Writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines - desirable;
  • Ensuring there is continuous cover of the machinery and equipment in case of breakdowns.

You should be an experienced mechanical engineer, ideally with a minimum of 5 years in heavy manufacturing and of working with bench tools, pillar drills, lathe working and milling machines. It would also be desirable if you had experience of welding and fabrication, electrical work, programming and PCL experience.

You will work in a multi-shift pattern of 6am to 2:15pm - 2pm to 10:15pm - 10pm to 6:15am Monday to Friday with weekend flexibility required, plus shift allowance and call out rate included in the event of emergencies.


  • Base pay - shift work rotating between AM, PM and Night (including 33% night shift) Base pay £14.00/Hour. Night Shift increment £1.12/Hour. Plus engineering bonus (from 1st January 2017) - range dependent on performance - eligible after a probation period completed.
  • Call out charge - £16.47 Fixed amount plus min 2 hours pay. Engineering bonus linked to reduction of breakdowns and breakdown times.
  • Pension matched at 4% - life insurance at £50,000
  • 28 days Holiday (Includes statutory holidays)