Maintenance Engineer

Job Reference: WM – 2345

Location: Telford

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Maintenance Engineer


Responsibility for the repair and maintenance of production machinery to a level that optimises machine efficiency and performance to achieve companies Goals & Objectives.


  • Understand and demonstrate a “Quality First” philosophy ensuring all work they carry out on machines does not affect product quality.
  • Liaise with OPS & PEN when quality problems occur and ensure requests are actioned.

Safety & Environmental

  • Ensure that any PPE required for all maintenance tasks is worn correctly and any problems with PPE are reported to the Team Leader.
  • Ensure that they read, understand, follow and sign for all Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work (SSoW) and 3s procedure for maintenance activities they are involved in.
  • Ensure that all Environmental Procedures are adhered to including segregation, waste disposal and COSHH.
  • Identify and escalate any machine equipment or process in an abnormal condition.
  • Identify and escalate any activity that has the potential to cause harm or damage.


  • Carry out calendar and monthly Preventative Maintenance (PM) requests from schedules & frequencies on all machines, processes and assembly lines.
  • Carry out breakdown maintenance activity to improve machine availability.
  • Liaise with OPS & PEN to identify and implement equipment & process Kaizen activities to improve availability, cycle time, changeover, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and Quality.
  • Complete maintenance requisitions that include red tag & blue tag plus safety requisitions when requested to do so.
  • Identify Kaizen opportunities within the sections and seek to implement ideas.
  • Actively participate in any individual Goals & Objectives they have been asked to complete.


  • Continuously look for cost down opportunities and inform the Team Leader of any ideas.
  • Assess the viability of repair first rather than fit new parts from stores.
  • Ensure all items used from stores are booked out and Job Number allocated.


  • Ensure 5s is actively carried out on all tasks undertaken including the work areas and hot corners.
  • At end of shift give all relevant information with opposite shift members who may carry on the task.
  • Contribute to your own self-development to ensure your knowledge is at the appropriate level.
  • Utilise effective communication across all functions.

About You:

Essential (All Technicians)

  • Apprentice Trained in an Electrical
  • Working knowledge of high volume production equipment, processes and assembly lines.

Maintenance Technician (Electrical)

  • In-depth knowledge of PLC & computerised control systems and interfaces.
  • In-depth Knowledge of Servo Control systems.
  • Experience of working on AC & DC voltages from 5 to 415 Volts 3 phase.
  • Robot programming and repair skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of moulding machines and processes

Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)

  • In-depth knowledge of Hydraulic & Pneumatic systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of Mechanical Drawings.
  • In-depth knowledge of Vacuum Systems.
  • Ability to set up machine components to a very fine tolerance to ensure product quality.

Desirable (All Technicians)

  • Knowledge of Japanese Machinery and systems.
  • Previous Experience of the Automotive manufacturing Industry.
  • Previous Experience of the Moulding manufacturing Industry.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Professional or Vocational qualification in Engineering ( NVQ 3, City & Guilds

Maintenance Technician (Electrical)

  • Working knowledge of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems.
  • Working Knowledge of Vacuum Systems
  • Ability to set up machine components to a fine tolerance.
  • Working knowledge of PLC’s, able to go on line and check ladder programs.
  • Robot programming and repair skills.
  • Working knowledge of Servo controlled systems, able to adjust data.
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation for machinery e.g. PUWER, LOLER etc.
  • Ability to interact with different cultures and utilise colleagues to achieve outcomes.

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, if you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK