Maintenance Technician

16 Jul 2021
12 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Maintenance Technician with a background in production or manufacturing, looking for a varied role working as part of a team that makes HydraForce Hydraulics a great place to work? Do you have an interest in preventive maintenance, with experience in a general machining workshop, including turning, milling, and fitting of manual tools? if so then we would love to hear from you.
The HydraForce story began in 1985 when the company was founded near Chicago by several partners who saw the mobile equipment industry's need for quality hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds delivered in a timely and responsive manner. They also saw the potential for engineering innovation and design flexibility offered by cost effective and space-saving cartridge valves and hydraulic integrated circuits.
When you join HydraForce, you will become part of a Global Manufacturer that offers one of the most comprehensive lines of high quality hydraulic cartridge valves for the mobile and industrial equipment markets. HydraForce design and manufacture high performance valves that meet virtually any need encountered in machine design for flow rates of 0.4 to 530 Ipm (0.1 to 140 gpm). HydraForce cartridge valves are designed to fit a wide range of industry common valve cavities. We also offer a robust line of controllers that are rugged, reliable, and optimized for electro-hydraulic system integration.
Here at HydraForce we have ambitious plans to stay independently owned and operated, continue global expansion and to maintain our position as market leader through innovation and customer delight. To help achieve our plans we are looking to appoint a Maintenance Technician to assist the Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance Team Leader and Plant Engineering Manager to keep the site running and contribute to process improvements.
Some of your key responsibilities will be:
* provision of ongoing maintenance within the Plant Engineering Department, including planned and reactive
* Support the Maintenance Engineers to idenify issues, analyse malfunctioning equipment and systems, recommending corrective action and on approval make repairs or modifications under the direction of the Plant Engineers/Manager, monitoring solutions to ensure their effectiveness
* Support the Plant Engineering Manager in the implementation and enforcement of procedures to ensure that deadlines are met in accordance with agreed practices
* Support colleagues in the identification of improvement activities and problem solving and particpate in appropriate activities on an ad hoc basis
* Support the Engineers in carrying out periodic preventive maintenance on plant machinery and equipment.
To excel in this role you will have a good working knowledge of hydraulics and/or pneumatics, good analytical skills and logical reasoning to enable excellent fault finding and resolution and be familiar with ISO 9000. Knowledge of ISO 14000 would be advantageous.
The successful candidate will have completion of Advanced Apprenticeship, HNC or higher qualification in Mechanical/Electrical or related discipline and be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft packages.
We are looking for candidates who have superb attention to detail and good concentration skills, along with a strong determination to get things right first time and excellent manual dexterity.
In return we can offer a competative salary along with the following benefits:
* Group personal pension plan operated under salary sacrifice
* Group life assurance 4 x annual salary
* Corporate workwear
* Cycle to work scheme
* BHSF - Healthcare cash plan
* interest free travelcard loan
* Employee Assistance Programme
* Gym membership discounts
* general insurance discounts with Aviva
* generous leave entitlement