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Mechanical Shift Maintenance Engineer


  • £13.69 plus shift allowance
  • Penrith
  • Posted: 09/08/2019
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: GBME250719PEN

Job Details

Riverside Recruitment are looking to recruit a Mechanical Shift Maintenance Engineer on behalf of our client based in the Penrith area.

You will be working within the shift team dealing with breakdowns, repairs and general maintenance of machines across the site. You will be involved with projects, building and installing machines  and will be required to maintain the site utilities.

Shift Patterns:

You will be working a variety of shifts including days, nights and weekend work over an average of 39 hours per week between Monday to Friday (6.00am-2.00pm/2.00pm-10.00pm) and Sunday night shifts. Alternating 3 week rota.

Pay Rate:

£13.69 plus shift allowance.

(Shift allowance 7.5% early shifts, 15% back shifts, 25% night shifts).

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

You and your team will be responsible for ensuring the plant runs efficiently, without any production downtime, finding and diagnosing faults quickly and efficiently. You will be involved in basic fabrication of projects including welding and cutting, as well as maintenance of saws, motors, gearboxes, conveyers and roll systems. As a part of this role you will also be responsible for filling in job sheets and risk assessments.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Time-served as a mechanical fitter - necessary
  • Experience with lockout and isolation procedures - necessary
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic experience - desirable
  • Hydraulic press experience - desirable
  • FLT and platform licence - desirable

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of basic mechanical, hydraulic principles and experience, will be a good team player, should be flexible and enthusia