Production Maintenance Technician

We are currently looking for Production Maintenance Technician to work a continental shift pattern of 4 days on and 4 days off. Each shift will be 12 hours, we have either; fixed days (7am-7pm) or fixed nights (7pm-7am) both have a competitive salary and shift allowance. This role will initially be an 8 month fixed term contract.


You will be responsible for resolving equipment failures, carrying out planned and unplanned engineering tasks in a responsive and effective manner. Pro-active team working with peers, the customer and other support groups is essential to continually improve equipment reliability and performance. You will be used to working in a pressurized environment and comfortable with extended, flexible working hours.

 Key responsibilities:

•Equipment breakdown response. Mechanical/Electrical fault diagnosis.

•Continual improvement of machine performance to provide the best possible equipment availability for delivering production needs

•Line ownership with planned and preventative maintenance

•Equipment repairs and refurbishments

•Working in a safe, compliant manner with completion of associated documentation


The ideal candidate will have:

•A recognised apprenticeship in a relevant discipline

•A career background in a high-speed production environment - packaging, pharmaceutical, food, process or similar

•Ability to make sound judgments whilst prioritising multiple requests

•An understanding of electrics and pneumatics, accredited electrical/electronic/controls knowledge (multi-skilled preferred)

•Sound fault diagnosis and problem solving methods to identify problems and apply root cause fixes

•Experience with production equipment HMI panels

•Ability to coach skilled and non-skilled operators

•Excellent communication skills

•Able to plan and prioritise own workload