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Senior Maintenance Engineer

Job Description

Senior Maintenance Engineer

  • Job Reference: KYTS301023
  • Job Title: Senior Maintenance Engineer
  • Salary: £45,000-£50,000
  • Based: Castlewellan

Senior Maintenance Engineer
VANRATH are working with a leading organisation in the food industry to appoint a Dual Skilled Senior Maintenance Engineer in the Castlewellan Area. The client is part of an extremely large, reputable brand but still manages to create the feel of a family run business for its employees.
What's in it for you?

  • £45,000 - £50,000 + benefits package on offer
  • Overtime option
  • Variety of aspects within role
  • Monday to Friday working hours


  • Monitoring equipment and plant performance and following maintenance plans, carry out planned routine and non-routine maintenance tasks
  • Provide reactive maintenance support to the production operation to BRC standards
  • Perform Engineering corrective actions to support the Production Team in ensuring that safe product is produced in line with legislation and Food Quality standards
  • Maintain communication with operators in all departments to ensure any potential maintenance issues are highlighted and addressed at the earliest opportunity
  • Ensure appropriate "hand-back" procedures are followed both prior to and immediately following maintenance work that is carried out
  • Maintain adequate spares stock and re-order parts as required
  • Negotiate and agree service contract terms & conditions for key production equipment
  • Agree Service Engineer call intervals for non - contractual equipment & make all necessary arrangements for planned visits
  • Liaise with Evening Shift Engineer to agree priorities, actions required, etc
  • Liaise with all sub -contractors on site to ensure all work completed safely and to required standards
  • Manage and undertake the maintenance of all site fixtures & fittings to include electrical, plumbing & domestic appliances.
  • Carry out regular water sampling tests on cooling towers, maintaining records as required
  • Ensure adequate maintenance of all gas appliances and fire equipment
  • Carry out repairs using fabrication equipment
  • Ensure refrigerated vehicle fridge units are working correctly & arrange service and repairs
  • Maintain focus on workplace safety, ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with safe working procedures, control measures identified via risk assessment and COSHH assessment, etc

Essential Criteria

  • NVQ Level 3 or Time Served Electrical & Mechanical Engineer
  • Knowledge of manufacturing equipment and the maintenance and repair of these
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Knowledge of equipment to include: - Motor overloads / contactors Variable speed drives Diagnostics and repair abilities of various electrical and automation systems PLC' Electronic circuits, panel building, PLC wiring Modifying and updating panel drawings Air compressors/dryers Pumps and mechanical seals Pneumatic systems, actuated valves Mechanical drive systems, gear boxes/ conveyors Hydraulics
  • 15 Years experience in Maintenance role
  • Flexibility on working to suit business needs

For further information on this vacancy, please apply via the link below or contact for a confidential chat.