Mechanical Technician

Location: Leicester
£32,912.88 - with the shift allowance - £39,495.46

Shift Work: 42 hour week, working a four shift rotation - four on four off. (Two 12 hour day shifts then two 12 hour night shifts)

Role Summary

Our client is looking for an ex-military mechanical engineer or a former Serviceman or woman with relevant experience (e.g. D&M training & experience)  to join their team as a Mechanical Technician. The ideal candidate will have solid communication skills and experience interpreting equipment drawings, manuals and other technical information.

The Company

One of the world leaders in the tissue paper market and the second largest producer in Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide a mechanical engineering service to the production units in terms of maintaining mechanical machines and site services to achieve minimal downtime and reduced engineering costs.

  • To foster safe working principles throughout the organisation and to highlight concerns or practices that contravenes safety.  To report any accidents or unsafe practices to the Engineering Manager or his/her appointed deputy.

  • To play an active part in the development of the organisation, to give opinions and offer advice to the best of your ability.  To be flexible and motivated at all times and respond to requests of maintenance or operational duty as instructed by senior staff members.

  • To be active in highlighting areas for planned maintenance as well as planning and execution of the works, to achieve minimum downtime and cost effective implementation.

  • To be aware of maintenance expenditure at component level and the need to reduce stock levels as applied to the assessment of component life by continuous monitoring.

  • To be committed to reducing downtime and providing a quality engineering service to the production department.

  • To establish good working relationships within and across departments and give assistance wherever possible to further the development of the organisation.

  • To collect and compile information and data as requested by the Engineering Manager.

  • To be aware of technical issues within the department and within the industry.

  • To continually develop your skills and highlight areas where personal or organisational advancement can be made.

  • To be a competent operator of all production machinery.

  • To become fully competent on all size and product changes for all production machinery and to continually develop fault finding skills.

  • To work multisite as and when required.

  • To encourage and motivate trainee fitters and offer assistance and advice as required in terms of their development.

  • To foster good housekeeping principles at all times.

  • To instruct trainees and to check any works carried out by trainees under your control.

Key Requirements

  • Mechanical Apprenticeship

  • HNC, City & Guilds or equivalent in mechanical engineering or relevant military training and experience

  • Good ICT, written & oral communication skills

  • Experience interpreting equipment drawings, manuals and other technical information