Lead Maintenance Engineer - Essex - £40k

Lead Maintenance Engineer - Essex - £40k

Job Title: Lead Maintenance Engineer - Essex - £40k
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex, England
Salary: Up to £40000 per annum
Reference: BBBH11864_1523525474
Contact Name: Lauren White
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 12, 2018 10:31

Job Description

Job Title - Lead Maintenance Engineer

Location - Essex

Salary - £40,000

Our client is one of the leading Waste Management and Resource specialists within Europe and as such are seeking an experienced Lead Maintenance Engineer to join the existing team on their iconic Plastics Facility in the Essex area.
With a growing focus on Recycling and the Circular Economy this is proving to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK, offering both secure & lengthy careers opportunities, working with an established and well-regarded employer, who can in turn offer excellent prospects, superb benefits and first-class career progression.

The Role

As Lead Maintenance Engineer you will be responsible for ensuring that the Plastics Recycling Facility is operating at maximum production capacity by minimising down time and ensuring completion of the site PPM plans.

Role Responsibilities

As Lead Maintenance Engineer you will be responsible for but not limited to:

Creating, implementing and driving an onsite PPM plan to minimise disruptions to the manufacturing and recycling processes.

Work on a variety of plant and apparatus including Conveyors, baling equipment, Low Voltage equipment, motors, gearbox, mechanical drives, material handling equipment, plant auxiliaries, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical and optical, magnetic and Eddy current separation technology etc.

Identify opportunities for maximising the sites manufacturing out put with new technologies
Work, lead and mentor the onsite team in delivering responding to reactive, predictive and PPM issues.

Take ownership of all the departments associated paperwork as well as the planning, installation, testing, operation and Heath and Safety matters.

Liaise with the facilities manager and assist the Site Engineer to maintain efficient and effective plant operations.

As the Ideal Candidate

As the ideal candidate you will have previous experience in process engineering within manufacturing, waste, production or food industry. You will be City & Guilds or NVQ level 3 in mechanical and electrical maintenance, or a recognised formal apprenticeship.

Proven experience of working at a high level and fully conversant with material handling equipment, preferably within the recycling environment.

Team management is essential and the ability to demonstrate an analytical approach to investigation, allied with a practical ability to resolving engineering problems.

To Apply

For a confidential discussion and further details please forward your CV to Lauren White at or call 02392222965.

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