Maintenance Fitter / Engineer

TribePost Ltd -
08 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Maintenance Fitter / Engineer

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire
Salary: circa £25,000 to £30,000, DOE
Contract: Permanent, full time, 40hrs per week, days only, 8am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

My client currently has an exciting opportunity for a Time Served Fitter to maintain and repair mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic factory machinery on site in Knutsford.

A recent retirement has created a rare vacancy for a Maintenance Engineer in their busy workshop. Their Maintenance Team currently consists of six Engineers and two Electricians. The majority of your time will be spent as a hands-on, qualified engineer using your fitting knowledge and experience. You will also spend a few hours a week tool setting our high-speed thermoforming lines (training will be provided).

The suitable candidate will be a Time Served Engineer with skills ideally gained within a manufacturing / processing industry.

Essential Skills and Experience for the Engineer

  • Apprentice trained or time served background
  • Experienced in a manufacturing or process industry
  • Able to overhaul pumps, motors and industrial gearboxes (change bearing, seals and gaskets)
  • Experience of fault finding, reactive and preventative maintenance
  • Experience with pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Experience with factory building facilities (compressors, cooling water, etc.)
  • Skilled with a range of workshop equipment
  • Capable of repairing machinery (including making replacement parts)

Additional, Non-Essential Skills and Experience for the Maintenance Fitter

  • Experience working on automated factory machinery
  • Pipe fitting
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Turning

The Company
Established in 1982, my client is a manufacturer of polystyrene food trays supplying supermarkets and takeaway whole-sellers. They pride themselves on maintaining and developing the factory with in-house engineering, mechanical and electrical expertise. The factory runs 24/7, but all maintenance work is carried out in the day time during the week. They consider the workplace to be clean and friendly with many of their staff having worked there for over fifteen years.

If you have the skills and experience required to become an integral part of this onsite team, please submit your CV for consideration in the first instance.