Maintenance Engineer

25000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + Benefits Package
24 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical / Agricultural Machinery)

Maidstone area. Covering the Kent region.

GBP25,000 to GBP35,000 + Pension plan + 23 days holiday (+Bank Holidays)

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer required for a specialist agricultural machinery provider offering ongoing training and development and long term job security.

One immediate vacancy due to increase in size of their own fleets of agricultural machinery. This workshop based role will be suitable for engineers from agriculture, mobile plant, forklifts, construction machinery, materials handling or forces background. You will need to be competent with engines and vehicle/Mobile plant machinery maintenance.

The majority of the work during winter, will be workshop based servicing and maintaining equipment used on the farm sites. There will be more reactive breakdown repair during the spring and summer months when the machines are working on the farms. The role will require a calm head who can reduce machine downtime as quickly as possible during the summer months. As well as this they will need to be diligent to can make sure that the equipment is fully and effectively serviced during the winter.

The company are a small family run business, producing salad for major U.K retailers. The company strives for excellence and is incredibly passionate about providing high quality salad produce for their clients. The successful candidate would need to share this passion for excellence and enthusiasm about the agricultural industry.

The Role:

* Workshop engineer for a range of agricultural machinery.
* Work on mechanical components of agricultural machines, perform diagnostic checks on machinery and perform welding and fabrication repairs and solutions.
* Working in the workshop during the winter months ensuring machines are ready to work on the farms in the spring and summer months.
* To work as a reactive breakdown engineer to all machinery when on site in the spring and summer months (You will go in pairs when on site and transport is provided).

The Person:

* Experienced Engineer from an agricultural, construction, materials handling, forces and plant background.
* Strong mechanical knowledge to easily understand and resolve mechanical issues.
* Electrical knowledge to allow effective diagnostic solutions for the various machines being used.
* Must be highly professional, enthusiastic and passionate about their work.
* Must live within easy commutable distance of the Maidstone region.
* Full UK driving licence.

* Flexible approach to working. You will work extra hours during peak busy season and this will include some Saturday work

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