Maintenance Engineer – Site Services, Derbyshire- FILLED – PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU’RE INTRESTED IN SIMILAR ROLES

Job Description:

Job Purpose Statement:

To minimise plant and equipment failure, reduce downtime and maintain the production / operations equipment and machinery within Thorntons PLC, and to proactively participate in project work for continuous improvement.

Job Dimensions – Facts and Figures:

Communicate with suppliers for quotations and raise and process purchase orders for parts, spares etc., for either self approval or approval by senior purchasing levels.

The engineer is responsible for assisting in the training and development of apprentice and post apprentice engineers and supervising contractors on site in accordance with the company policies and procedures.

This role will apply practical skills, knowledge and experience to the workplace and assist in the timely and competent completion of repairs, maintenance and improvement activities within the business while assisting and team-working with other members of the department. This role assists in ensuring regulatory and legal requirements are met on our plant and services

Key Accountabilities:

Key accountabilities include…

• Maintaining production plant, machinery and equipment to increase its life and reduce the potential for unplanned downtime / failure.
• Have a working knowledge of all production equipment, machinery and plant to quickly identify faults and make necessary repairs and / or improvements to assist in meeting the operational plans.
• Supporting and working with other engineers to repair, maintain and improve plant reliability.
• Identifying maintenance requirements on plant and equipment.
• Assist in project planning, and execution.
• Coordinate with suppliers, contractors and production for improvement work and repairs to plant and machinery.
• Raise and complete Purchase orders.
• Support production with a high quality / level of service and commitment to reducing downtime and improving the plant and equipment.
• Maintain a high level of organisation and good working practice within the engineering workshops (own work area) and around the work area in the production environment.
• Supporting initiatives to reduce energy consumption through repairing air leaks etc. and sourcing viable low energy alternative parts.
• Co-ordinate contractor activity and inspect the quality of contractors work.

Working Contacts/Special Features

Working contacts will include…
• Process Managers and operators for production / downtime issues and projects.
• Contractors and suppliers for projects, spares and replacement parts.
• Safety, Engineering and Facilities Managers for advice on new legislation / assistance to ensure legal compliance.
• Office staff where work dictates e.g. lighting replacement.
• Accounts payable when dealing with invoice queries.
• Other individuals / companies both internal and external that will assist in completing tasks.

Skills / Duties:

Knowledge / Skills:

Core Skills / Attitudes include:
• Safe working practices,
• Good Team-worker,
• Good Communication skills,
• Ability to Problem solve and fault find,
• Ability to work unsupervised,
• Positive attitude to working with others,
• Ability to identify and implement improvements,
• Stock control and re-ordering,
• Project work / installation.

Technical Skills include:
• Working with hand and power tools,
• Skilled to use lathes, abrasive wheels, miller & pillar drill, (M)
• Fabrication ability, (M)
• Knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulics, (M)
• Electrical awareness certificate,
• Electrical installation, inspection and testing, (E)
• Electrical systems design and verification, (E)
• PLC awareness and basic programming, (E)
• Basic knowledge of boiler and steam systems, (M)
• Working knowledge of Compressors, Boilers, Chilling and water systems, (S)
• Extra skills include: AutoCad, BMS, Compressors, PAT testing, Fire Team, HVAC, Gas Safe, Coded welder.


Qualifications include:
• City & Guilds / BTEC in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
• HNC in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
• 17th Edition, (E)


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