Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Location: Barnoldswick, Lancashire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £28500 per annum
Reference: BBBH4227_1582191974
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Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

£28,500 Plus Overtime 6-2 / 2-10 Shifts


gap technical are proud to be representing this National manufacturing business in their search for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to work at their facility based near Barnoldswick

Performance Objectives

  • Installation, modification, refurbishment and commissioning of production machinery.
  • Analysing and investigating machine faults and carrying out repairs.
  • Actively take part in Planned Preventative Maintenance & Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Involved when required in the training and development of engineering apprentices and other employees as requested.
  • Communicating directly with skilled contract labour on site.
  • Problem solving using knowledge and experience to optimum effect.
  • To communicate with other maintenance employees/relevant personnel at shift change over.
  • Prioritise maintenance work from requests given.
  • To report to the Shift Manager on issues relating to factory services, refurbishment projects and any other work when requested to do so.
  • To carryout requests made from the Department Managers as required in consultation with the Operations Manager.
  • Manufacture and fabricate items for factory plant and equipment, working from personal instruction, engineering drawings and technical dossiers. Utilising workshop machinery i.e. lathe, milling machine, welder, drill etc.
  • Repair and construct equipment following Health & Safety request's, PUWER assessments & Risk Assessments, reporting unsafe practices & equipment.
  • Involvement in project work as requested and participating in planned maintenance routines, then reporting relevant information to computer history.
  • Assist Electrician and Refurbishment engineers when required.
  • Accurately book out parts/items from stores as & when required.
  • Ensure good housekeeping in area of work always.
  • Advise and assist Setters on the maintenance of equipment.
  • Any other reasonable duty required.
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities related to product, process and/or the system.
  • Identify and/or record any problems relating to the product, process and the management system.
  • Initiate, recommend or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Verify the implementation of solutions.
  • Control further processing, delivery or installation of non-conforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.

Person Specification

  • Time served Mechanical Engineer, recognised qualifications are essential.
  • Possession of a basic electrical awareness qualification would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of production machinery used on site is an advantage but not essential.
  • Ability to interpret and use drawings.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload.
  • Numerate and literate.
  • Flexible/adaptable & a team player in elements of departmental organisation [Shift Cover].
  • Knowledge of health & safety and statutory requirements.
  • Good workshop skills & machining/welding/grinding experience is an advantage.


Please send your CV and call Mike at gap technical on 01925 406 525

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Closing Date: 26/02/2020

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