Shredder Engineer - Basildon - Up to 36k

Shredder Engineer - Basildon - Up to 36k

Job Title: Shredder Engineer - Basildon - Up to 36k
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Basildon, Essex
Salary: £34000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH11038_1504189059
Contact Name: Chris Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 31, 2017 15:17

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Mechanical Engineers (Shredder Maintenance) - Nights

LOCATION: Basildon

SALARY: Up to £36,000 plus overtime and benefits

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Shredder Engineer to join our client on their Waste Processing Facility over in Basildon.

Our client is an International Recycling and Resource Management company, operating over 200 specialist treatment plants worldwide. Their new plant in Basildon is a fully operational Mechanical Biological Treatment facility processing residential waste from Essex. You will be working nights from 6pm to 6am on a 2 week rotating shift pattern.

The Role:

As part of the Shredding team you will be responsible for the maintenance of all shredders across the plant. This involves change blades, hold blades, adjust the gap, greasing and replacing bearings, replacing belts, cleaning and replacing parts of the equipment, cleaning cooling fans,

You will be expected to work safely following the company's safety procedures and to supervise the shredders team ensuring their compliance. You will undertake planned maintenance and reactive maintenance and be actively driving continuous improvement across the plant.

Although with the repair and maintenance of the Shredders on the plant you will also work with the maintenance team work elsewhere in the plant when required. You will be tasked with taking responsibility for identifying and repairing defects and to bring to the attention of your Manager any potential hazards or means to improve the reliability of the plant.

Your past experience and knowledge will include:

Working as part of the Shredding team past knowledge with shredders, welding, electrical understanding and hydraulic experience would be an advantageous. As part of the repair process will include hardfacing prior experience with this form of welding is essential.

With a predominantly mechanical background, combined with a basic electrical understanding you will need to be able to demonstrate formal training ideally at Engineering Apprenticeship level (or equivalent time served experience). Candidates qualified to City & Guilds/NVQ level 3 or recognised engineering qualifications would be preferred.

You'll have worked in maintenance engineering / technician roles in manufacturing and production engineering environments, with hands on knowledge of a variety of heavy industry related equipment including shredders, compactors, trommels, conveyors, motors, gearboxes, hydraulics and pneumatics.

There is an excellent salary plus benefits package including overtime for the right candidate.
If you are interested in applying for this role please email your CV to or call 02392 288214 and speak to Chris Jones for a confidential chat on this exciting opening.

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