MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN/ENGINEER (Multi-skilled Mechanical & Electrical)

Martin Veasey
Ware, Hertfordshire
Salary: c£27,000 + Overtime + Benefits
06 Sep 2018
04 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN/ENGINEER (Multi-skilled Mechanical & Electrical)

“Mechanical and Electrical – Day shift with occasional back shift and overtime”

Salary: c£27,000 + Overtime + Benefits

Ware, Hertfordshire

(Commutable from Watford, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Hertford, Welwyn, Potters Bar, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Ware, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Cambridge and North London)

Our client is a small but expanding manufacturing factory, part of a larger group on the UK Stock Exchange, engaged in specialised stainless steel and aluminium architectural products. The production process entails cutting, forming, fabrication, welding, crimping, assembly and packing to major customers; rail stations, underground, airports, hotels, shopping centres, factories etc.


The Maintenance Engineer will be required to provide mechanical and electrical support to the manufacturing department and factory as a whole by ensuring all equipment and tools are fully maintained and serviced.

This key new role, reporting to the Production Manager, would suit a broad based apprentice trained and qualified Craftsperson with 2+years post apprenticeship experience who can operate independently, proactively, on own initiative and who is keen to take on full maintenance responsibility for a small factory. Key equipment is German made metal laser punch cutter, continuation laser cutter, welding equipment, CNC mitre saw and presses, as well as fork lift trucks.

The Role

  • Preparing planned preventative maintenance schedules and coordinating equipment service with OEM’s as required.
  • 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.
  • 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 fork lift 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 background. ONC or HNC would be useful but not essential
  • Knowledge of sheet metal cutting and bending equipment desirable
  • Experience with laser cutting equipment useful
  • Knowledge of PLC’s, relays etc
  • Experience with CNC cutting equipment desirable
  • 17th edition electrical qualification useful
  • 3 phase 415V electrical knowledge useful
  • Knowledge of welding equipment desirable
  • Understanding of the impact of machine down time on productivity
  • Fork lift truck licence useful
  • Hands-on decision maker who is proactive and self sufficient
  • Computer literacy Eg maintenance system, Excel, Word etc
  • Interest in self-development 
  • Flexible and understand occasional need to be on-call from time to time