Maintenance Engineer

30000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual
21 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer (Electrical bias)

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: GBP31,865 basic (OTE GBP40k +)

Location: Washington, Tyne and Wear

Our client is a leading manufacturing company based in Washington, Tyne and Wear. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out maintenance work on site including planned preventative and reactive maintenance tasks.

You will need to have a formal electrical qualification including 17th edition and PLC experience in order to be considered for this role. You MUST also have previously worked within the food industry.


- Carry out maintenance work on site and for providing first hand technical diagnosis and correction of maintenance problems to maintain the assets and site in a safe and efficient operational condition.
- Carry out electrical repairs, modifications, plant upgrades and installation.
- Carry out maintenance on safety instrumented systems.
- Problem solving and diagnostic checks on electrical parts and process equipment recommending any changes or improvements that can be made to the systems.
- Conduct inspections and carry out preventative maintenance activity.
- Assist with the development of maintenance procedures.
- Ensuring maintenance logs are kept up to date and completing the relevant paperwork.

Applicant requirements:
- The successful candidate must be qualified to ONC or equivalent in electrical engineering with experience in a high volume manufacturing environment.
- You must have experience within a manufacturing environment.
- Ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams.
- Knowledge of PLC control systems and ladder logic.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Willing to be flexible and work overtime when required.

- Up to GBP31,865 annual salary.
- Salary including overtime has realistic earnings of GBP40,000 plus.
- 3 shift pattern, 40 hours per week but only work 35 per week (paid breaks)
- Benefits to be discussed at interview stage

If you would like further information then please feel free to get in touch with Emma Saxton

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