Maintenance Fitter / Technician - Cambridge - Up to £32k

Maintenance Fitter / Technician - Cambridge - Up to £32k

Job Title: Maintenance Fitter / Technician - Cambridge - Up to £32k
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + overtime
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH12370_1535122296
Contact Name: Chris Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 24, 2018 15:51

Job Description

JOB TITLE Maintenance Fitter / Technician (nights) - Recycling Plant

LOCATION Cambridge

SALARY Up to £32k

We are currently working with a leading International Waste Management & Environment specialist who are looking to expand their maintenance team on their state of art MBT facility in Cambridge.

Our client is one of the UK's leading Waste Management and Environmental Specialists and as such provide a complete waste management program for Cambridge County Council, processing and recycling all of their "black bin waste". Across the 400 acre Cambridgeshire site they operate a large scale MBT 24 hr processing plant which uses specialist plant and machinery to break down waste before it is either sent to landfill or used as a fuel in the Energy Recovery sector.

The role itself

Our client is seeking an experienced Maintenance Fitter / Technician to join them working on the 8-hour night shift, Monday to Friday. With a strong mechanical or multi skilled background you will report into the Maintenance Supervisor carrying out a range of preventative maintenance on a broad range of plant and equipment.

Prior plant maintenance experience is essential and prior knowledge of working with conveyors, optical sorting systems, trommels, shredders, pumps, air scrubbing systems, PLC's, inverters relays, hydraulics and pneumatics. General industrial electrical experience would also be highly advantageous.

Key responsibilities will include

Reporting into the Night Supervisor you will be responsible for carrying out a full range of maintenance activities on the plant, both preventative and reactive. You will need to keep updated on all current and new legislative requirements, company procedures, and H&S standards across the waste sector and work to these guidelines.

Working with the company's maintenance management system you will be provided with a series of reactive and maintenance tasks for the shift and work closely with your supervisor to ensure these are carried out. Reporting any potential problems and your activities to your Supervisor or relevant Manager.

Working with and liaising with the SHEQ team ensuring that all the necessary information is collected and collated for hazard and near miss reporting. Ensure all relevant data is being collected and findings/trends are being presented to sites management team in a clear and concise manner.

Completing all the necessary documentation, work orders, service sheets, etc. in a timely and efficient manner.

To help promote and manage a preventative approach to maintenance. Working with the operational teams on the night shift to identify potential engineering problems and tackle them accordingly.

What you will need to be able to demonstrate to be considered for the role

  • You will need to be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of the day to day maintenance operations found on a waste / recycling / aggregate / chemical / processing plant and a sound grasp of the H&S and legislative issues also found on such a site.
  • Be educated to City & Guilds or NVQ Level in Engineering, with a strong hands on Engineering approach.
  • IOSH or COSHH qualified
  • Computer literate and able to report and document engineering tasks on the PPM system.
  • Must be based within commutable distance of Cambridge with a full driving licence.
  • Vocational plant operating certificate consider an advantage

What they can offer you in return

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the UK's leading Waste Specialist on a large-scale recycling / processing facility. In return they can offer you a permanent position, with plenty of job security and career progression. Relevant training and an ongoing investing in their staff is another key benefit that this first class employer can offer. For more information please contact Chris Jones on 02392 288214, emailing your CV to

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