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Workshop Maintenance Engineer

Date Posted: 22nd September 2021
  • Job Ref: 379
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: North Kent
  • Salary: Up to ¬£42k + generous holiday and benefits

Job Description

We are keen to hear from suitably experienced candidates regarding a current Workshop Maintenance Engineer job opportunity, carrying out planned, preventative and routine maintenance, responding to breakdowns, carrying out necessary repairs and assisting with the installation of new equipment.


What the Workshop Maintenance Engineer role offers:

  • Salary to circa £42,000
  • Permanent role, Mon-Fri 38 hours
  • Regular early finish on Fridays
  • Working in a modern, advanced machine workshop environment
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • 25 days holiday per annum plus eight bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Innovation incentives
  • Travel discounts
  • Subsidised staff restaurant
  • Social and seasonal incentives
  • Shift allowance
  • Free on-site parking


The Workshop Maintenance Engineer role includes:

  • Carrying out planned, preventative maintenance on a full range of machine shop and assembly line equipment including PC, PLC and CNC controlled machines
  • Reacting quickly to faults and breakdowns, communicating clearly with affected parties, and working efficiently to fix the issue
  • Using Root Cause Analysis principles, work to find the underlying cause of faults and support continuous improvement initiatives
  • Carrying out routine servicing and quality inspections on the Machine shop CNC machinery and assembly equipment; refurbishing or ordering and fitting new parts
  • Collaborating with relevant teams to support with the improvement of site facilities e.g. electrical supplies, airlines, water supply etc.
  • Carrying out installations, modifications, upgrades and repairs on factory infrastructure items such as compressed airlines and fittings, electric sockets, lights, network cabling etc
  • Working to maintain and develop TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), embedding the culture into the organisation and ensuring the approach is supported by appropriate documentation. Maintaining a routine maintenance schedule in accordance with KPI’s and set objectives
  • Fostering good interdepartmental working relationships, encouraging the exchange of information and sharing of expertise between areas. Liaising with contractors, suppliers and other service providers as and when required
  • Controlling and safe storage of maintenance tools and equipment in an organised manner (in conjunction with 6S guidelines)
  • Providing guidance and training to team members in order to share knowledge and expertise and support with the development of skills of others
  • Maintaining technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and benchmarking best-practice


The candidate:  Is this you?

  • Apprenticeship served in Engineering or a City & Guilds qualification in a related Engineering field (or equivalent)
  • 17th or 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (desirable)
  • Strong electrical and mechanical capability with an understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Experience of working within a similar role in a manufacturing environment with proven exposure to PC, PLC and CNC machinery
  • PLC fault finding & diagnostics experience
  • Able to read electrical/mechanical drawings & schemes
  • Positive mind-set with the confidence to make decisions
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • A proactive, pragmatic, and flexible approach with the ability to work to own initiative
  • Manages multiple tasks with the ability to reprioritise whilst continuing to manage expectations
  • Proficient in all MS Office packages
  • A strong level of conversational English with strong written skills
  • Able to work permanently in the Dartford area
  • Ideally a driver with transport


Please send a CV detailing relevant experience and including full contact details for immediate and confidential consideration by our Senior Consultant.

We appreciate the need for discretion, especially where applications are received from individuals currently working, so you can rest assured that if you apply for an opportunity through us your details will be handled sensitively.


If you have the necessary skills/experience are interested in applying, then please do so as soon as possible.


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