Engineer (Unqualified)

Reed Engineering
01 Nov 2018
02 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
To ensure continuous improvement and new product realisation. To uphold high standards of planned and preventative maintenance throughout the plant and facilities whilst adhering to the agreed budget.

Working hours

Mon - Thu 8:00 - 16:30 and 8:00 - 13:30 Friday

Flexibility is required as and when required including some overtime.

Must be able to travel between Lancaster and Morecambe sites as and when required.

Duties and Responsibiltiies

* To work closely with supervisors, senior machine technician, print room manager and team leaders to improve production efficiencies
* Ensure the smooth daily operation of the facility with minimal repetitive issues.
* Attendance to meetings, both with internal staff and external customers as and when requested
* Perform mechanical and basic electrical maintenance of facility, as needed.
* Analyse equipment failures, determines cause(s) and makes necessary adjustments or repairs.
* Operate machinery (if trained or with assistance of machine operator) and other equipment to observe operation to diagnose malfunctions or to test repaired equipment.
* Identify the problem areas and look for appropriate solutions to fix those problems and prevent the machines from deterioration.
* Diagnose malfunctions and determine repairs, service, and/or maintenance requirements of equipment and facilities for the purpose of ensuring proper operations.

Skills Required

* Workshop hand skills, fitting and forming.
* Able to use, or be trained to use machine & power tools.
* Fault finding & diagnostic skills combined with a methodical approach.
* Able to carry out mechanical preventative maintenance
* Able to carry out basic site repairs, plumbing etc.
* Able to follow procedures & adhere to systems.
* Accurate record keeping & product safety awareness.
* Able to prioritise work load.

Preferred but not essential

* Basic electrical knowledge.
* Packaging, production machinery environment.

Job Type: Full-time

If this is something of interest, do apply. For more details, contact Vic Clayton at REED Engineering - (Apply online only) or email

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