Maintenance Engineer - Peterborough - £35k+

Maintenance Engineer - Peterborough - £35k+

Job Title: Maintenance Engineer - Peterborough - £35k+
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH12102_1534145771
Contact Name: Chris Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 13, 2018 08:36

Job Description

Job Title - Maintenance Engineer - Plastic Reprocessing

Location - Peterborough

Salary - £35,000 plus benefits


I'm looking to speak with an ambitious Maintenance Engineer that's keen to develop their career by joining an established, successful, and forward-thinking Polymer Recycling Specialist at their Peterborough Plant. As a business they operate on a global basis with capable of processing a wide range of recycling plastics at their state of the art Production Plant.

The Job

Due to the growing success of their business, coupled with expansion plans for the Plant itself we are looking for an experienced Maintenance Engineer (Mechanically focused) to join them and help grow their Engineering presence.

Working closely with the Plant Manager you will help develop their maintenance program, looking at the PPM for the existing Plant and help set up working to ensure the workshop has the necessary spares in stock and available to deal with both routine and reactive maintenance throughout the entire plant.

The plant itself has specialist equipment used in the plastic processing sector including conveyors, pre-sorting equipment, granulators and shredders. As a key member of the operational team you will demonstrate a strong track record working in a process / manufacturing / agricultural environment with a good understanding of specialist equipment utilised in the Recycling process. The role will include the following:

  • Preventative and breakdown maintenance of plant and machinery
  • Routine maintenance activities such as grinder blade changes, belt checks and bearing changes
  • Working with the Plant Manager on a PPM plan and rolling this out to the operational team
  • Looking at stock availability and helping draw plans to offer full maintenance services inhouse
  • Planning & implementation of plant and equipment modifications / improvements as authorised by the Management team.

The Candidate

With a background in mechanical, manufacturing or fabrication engineering you will be able to demonstrate a strong maintenance focus from the plastic manufacturing / recycling ./ heavy industrial / agricultural sectors. You will be a confident individual capable of both managing your own work and guiding others.

This is a developmental role that offers genuine and clear leadership progression opportunities for the successful individual as the company grows. You will ideally hold:

  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent in Maintenance Engineering
  • Good hands on knowledge of maintenance activities in recycling / production / plastics / heavy industry / agricultural sector
  • Understanding of H&S protocols

How to apply

Please call Chris Jones directly on 02392 288214 to discuss your suitability for the role or contact me by email at

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