Maintenance Engineer

Employer
Forterra
Location
Abingdon, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Oct 2020

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
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We have an extensive network of 18 manufacturing facilities in the UK, employing approximately 1,900 people.

We are a leading manufacturer of a diverse and trusted range of concrete and clay building products used extensively within the construction sector, with instantly recognisable brands such as Thermalite blocks, London Brick, Ecostock, Cradley, Formpave and Jetfloor, Bison Precast.

Our product range comprises of clay bricks, Thermalite blocks, aggregate blocks, Red Bank chimney, roofing and flue systems, precast concrete and flooring products and Formpave permeable paving.

Forterra represents exactly what we do and have always done. Our purpose is to manufacture products that are the essential to the nation's construction sector, helping our customers build with ease and confidence. Moreover, we continue to lead our industry in terms of standards and safety.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team in the position of Maintenance Engineer at Milton.

The Role

Maintain the site mechanical plant and electrical equipment to ensure the efficient and safe working of the plant.

Carry out preventative and planned maintenance and installation of new equipment as required.

Attend plant breakdowns and ensure plant is functioning as required.

Respond to and act upon the fault reporting system.

Work closely with maintenance team, process operators, shift supervisors, engineering stores, health & safety coordinator and plant manager to ensure the sites targets and objectives are achieved.

The Candidate
  • Experience of industrial installations and control systems
  • The ability to fault find, test automated machinery and electrical systems
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic control systems and a general mechanical background i.e. pumps, valves etc
  • Experience in welding would be advantageous
  • Effective communication skills
  • A good understanding of health and safety is essential

The role holder is expected:
  • to comply with all aspects of the Forterra Compliance Policy
  • to ensure that all the business/operations are performed in accordance with instructions and procedures and in such a way so as to prevent any fraudulent activities taking place
  • to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and to observe the requirements of the Company Safety Policy and other relevant legislation
  • to update all areas of knowledge as required to carry out the job with maximum effectiveness and to attend training/development courses as and when required
  • to comply will all aspects of the HR Policies and Procedures of the Company

Qualifications:

A recognised mechanical trade qualification.

A recognised electrical trade qualification.

Additional Information:

Closing date for applications: 26th October 2020
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