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LX 459220
£25-35000 plus benefits - working hours Mon-Thurs 7 45-16 30 & Fri 7 45-12 15

Job Description


“Career development opportunity for experienced and ambitious Maintenance Engineer with experience of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM, repairs and modifications to plant and equipment including pneumatics, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical.”

Salary:  c£30-35000 + Benefits

Location:  Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Commutable from Birmingham, Kidderminster, Stafford, Stone, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Edgbaston. Harborne, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Bromsgrove, Lichfield, Tamworth, Stoke on Trent, Telford, Shrewsbury, Droitwich, Redditch, Worcester, Coventry, Warwick, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Stockport, Crewe

Our client is a well-established and respected manufacturer of fixtures, fittings and components both mechanical and electronic in the home and building infrastructure products sector. Customers include national, regional and local DIY chains, trade counters, hardware stores, other manufacturers etc as well as B2C internet sales. Highly acquisitive and experiencing excellent growth, the company is based in brand-new offices, distribution centre and test centre complex in the West Midlands but has operational facilities and subsidiaries nationally and globally.  

The Manufacturing & Maintenance Engineer is critical role on site with dual reporting to the Site Operations Manager and working very closely with the Engineering Manager.  It would suit an experienced Maintenance Engineer, apprentice trained and qualified in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) repairs and modifications to plant and equipment including pneumatics, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical.  This must include the ability to undertake simple wiring and cabling to 17th edition electrical wiring standards.  Someone who can operate independently, proactively, on their own initiative and who is keen to take on full site maintenance responsibility in the future.

The Role:

  • Preparing planned preventative maintenance schedules and coordinating equipment service with OEM’s as required.
  • Ensuring that engineering tasks are carried out in a safe and controlled manner and in line with stringent health and safety guidelines.
  • Assessment of contractor Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMS) and effective operation of contractor permits to work. 
  • Working closely with the Site Operations Manager and his team across the warehousing, manufacturing, testing and facilities on site to identify and implement safety and efficiency improvements.
  • Utilising lean methodologies and specifically 5s to maintain high standards of safety, productivity and housekeeping.
  • Maintenance of the TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) programme including undertaking responsive repairs and modifications to a wide range of plant and equipment including pneumatics, mechanical, hydraulic and electric repair work.
  • Testing of key safety infrastructure equipment including fire pumps, sprinklers at prescribed intervals and completion of relevant documentation in line with OEM and legal requirements.
  • Undertaking routine and basic machine maintenance and servicing liaising with suppliers and machine manufacturers as necessary for assistance.
  • Creating and maintaining a critical spares list and stock to maintain operational efficiency and downtime reduction.
  • Prioritising and planning work ensuring priority will be given in the event of a breakdown that results in downtime.
  • Maintaining and updating all maintenance, servicing and breakdown records.
  • Facilities maintenance to ensure buildings, offices and grounds are kept in a suitable condition and dealing with other specialist tradesmen and contractors.
  • Project work in the areas of health and safety, continuous improvement and new product introduction.
  • Reactive maintenance by finding solutions to problems on own initiative referring to the Production Manager as required.
  • Oversee machine and forklift truck service contracts.
  • Strong focus on health and safety.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Apprentice trained multi-skilled, mechanical or electrical maintenance engineer with factory production/manufacturing background. ONC or HNC would be useful
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical drawings.
  • Experience of lean methodologies including 5S and TPM
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure maintenance and repairs are carried out carefully and reliably
  • Excellent clear communicator, able to coach and assist machine and equipment operators to safely develop technical and proactive troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Calm, resilient, reliable, consistent and most importantly knowledgeable – able to take command of a situation and deliver resolutions swiftly.
  • Knowledge of PLC’s, relays etc
  • 17th edition electrical qualification useful
  • 3 phase 415V electrical knowledge useful
  • Computer literacy E.g. maintenance system, Excel, Word etc

To apply without delay please email your CV in word format, quoting reference LX 459220 to applications@martinveasey.com   Telephone 01905 381 320   www.martinveasey.com