Maintenance Engineer - Mechanical

To maintain all equipment and control systems and other facilities of the plant, ensuring all production lines at the manufacturing site run reliably and efficiently. Also, to partake in company projects related to the technical role.


Key Responsibilities

• To carry out the requirements of the planned preventive maintenance programme.

• To ensure production lines are capable of running at maximum efficiency through involvement in continuous improvement processes

• To perform day to day in depth fault finding, diagnosis and breakdown repairs as necessary

• To assist with machine changeovers, training technicians as necessary

• To provide technical input into key operations projects e.g. facilities upgrade, capital investment proposals, new product introductions

• To carry out reactive and planned maintenance duties

• To carry out production line changes

• To train production staff as required

• To carry out maintenance to the Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) schedule

• To carry out any associated project work

• Minor fabrication works where required (milling, turning and welding)


Person Specification 

Education / Qualifications

• Educated to a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent (Maths and English)

• HNC/HND Engineering qualification


Skills and Experience

• Previous experience working in a fast-paced GMP environment

• Mechanical experience is essential and electrical experience is desireable

• Knowledge of preventative maintenance programmes

• FMCG packaging machinery or pharmaceutical experience

• Experience in some or all of the following areas:

- Liquid filling

- Cartoning systems

- Labelling

- Tube filling

- Shrink wrap systems

- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) interrogation (Omron, Allen Brady,


• Ability to monitor and report results 



• Professional, self motivated with the ability to work on own initiative

• Good interactive and communication skills (written and verbal)

• Team player with the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels

• Able to prioritise and deal effectively with a varied workload

• Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

• IT literate (Excel and ideally SAP)

• Good fault finding skills

• Ability to read ladder diagrams

• Lean manufacturing experience

• Adaptable and kean to learn