Mechanical Engineer (Shift)

Reach plc
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
19 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Introduction

A Mechanical Engineer is required to support the upkeep and maintenance of printing equipment and machinery in a large, modern printing plant.

This position is ideally suited to an experienced maintenance engineer with a background in the printing industry, preferably but not essential.

You should be comfortable working as part of a maintenance team, bringing with you skills that complement the daily mechanical functions of the team, ensuring performance targets are met and operational efficiency is maximised.

Hours are average 37 hours per week Monday to Sunday. Engineering work various rotating shift patterns, ranging from days, lates & nights.

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8 billion page views per year.

Key Responsibilities
  • General machine maintenance
  • Diagnosing faults, breakdown problems, troubleshooting all machinery and equipment
  • Flexible working approach.
  • Liaising with other engineering and production colleagues
  • Ensuring there is continuous cover for the machinery in case of breakdowns
  • Working within Health & Safety policies and procedures and making improvements
  • Support for the Planned Preventative Maintenance System

The Ideal Candidate
  • Time Served Mechanical Engineer
  • Proactive approach, displaying a can do / will do attitude
  • Experience of working with pneumatics & hydraulics
  • Experience of working in machine shop (lathe, miller, pillar drills etc)
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing industry would be an advantage
  • Work flexibly to support colleagues within both engineering and other departments.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess detailed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a team environment
  • PC literate

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Qualified to HNC level or NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering (or similar)
  • Apprenticeship served
  • Manufacturing Engineering

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, discounted gym membership, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.

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