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Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

£34000 - £34231 per annum
Major Technical

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Role: Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Working Hours: 4 x days, 4 x shifts off, 4 x nights, 4 x shifts off, rolling rota.

Salary: £34231.82 per annum, plus benefits

Employment: Permanent

Major Technical are looking for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer on behalf of our client. The role will be based at their large Recycling Facility in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Key Purposes of the Role

  • Responsible for primarily mechanical maintenance inspections and routine repairs within all areas of the site.
  • Responsible for repairing and maintaining primarily static plant and machinery to ensure utmost reliability and safety whilst reducing downtime events on critical assets.
  • Working as part of a small team, must be flexible and willing to perform tasks outside of the role description.
  • Work in accordance with SHEQ policies, including the reporting of close calls & incidents
  • Involvement in best practice and continuous improvement, undertaking regular site audits/checks
  • Close working relationship with BDR Management Team and staff
  • Comply with changes to company standards and legislation
  • Contributing to continuous improvement in productivity and plant availability.

Key Accountabilities

  • Diagnosis of running faults and ensuring effective repairs and improvements are conducted within minimum time scale.
  • Carrying out planned and reactive maintenance practices.
  • Carrying out plant upgrades and modifications to the required standards.
  • Reporting through computerised maintenance management system all work carried out.
  • Development and implementation of the programme of planned preventative maintenance and inspection to minimise downtime, provide records of recurrent faulting and engineered solutions to these issues.
  • Anticipate machine failures and make such changes or recommendations to prevent reoccurrence to reduce downtime to a minimum.
  • To be available for planned maintenance shutdown periods (reasonable notice will be given).
  • Ensuring SHEQ standards are strictly maintained and all related documentation is completed.
  • Liaising with external contractors on specific repairs/maintenance.
  • Supporting initiatives and being proactive in the development of equipment, practices and systems.
  • Implementing and ensuring compliance with all company policies, processes and procedures.
  • Undertaking any other such reasonable job related tasks as the Company may require
  • Ownership of the SHEQ culture and behaviour for the contract.
  • Ensures contract runs in compliance with internal and external safety / environmental / permit / planning processes and procedures, as well as any contract requirements.
  • Ensure the timely completion of actions, identified through internal and external audits.
  • Drive a culture / mind-set together with the management team that builds employee motivation and commitment and develop a contract team capable of over reaching the contract targets.
  • Assist the maintenance department in identifying annual lifecycle requirements, preparation of capital applications and business case papers for non-lifecycle capital purchases.

Experience, Education & Qualifications:


  • Fit & active - the role involves a great deal of planned & reactive maintenance on conveyors, magnet belts, eddy current separators in enclosed/restricted spaces & working on overhead cranes (Working at Height).
  • Minimum 5 x GCSE or equivalent with Mathematics and Physics mandatory
  • Recognised Apprenticeship, Multi Skilled Engineer with relevant qualifications ONC/NVQ 3 discipline level (MECH Bias)
  • Experience of maintaining and working on Overhead Cranes
  • Waste Processing equipment knowledge
  • Proven track record of delivering continuous improvement within an operational environment
  • Implementation of new processes and developments
  • Knowledge and understanding of the requirements of working within a time critical process environment
  • IT literate - comfortable using business software and systems
  • Good time management skills
  • Organised with the ability to simplify complex issues
  • Lives within 20-mile radius of site
  • Full UK car driving licence
  • Experience of FMCG type environment


  • IOSH or other Health and Safety related qualifications
  • Mechanical qualifications at HNC or above
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic fault finding ability
  • Some electrical experience or be competent with reading electrical schematics, multi-meters and fault finding
  • Understanding of Green/Food Waste along with EA and ABPR regulations
  • Knowledge of existing and impending environmental and health and safety legislation
  • Fire Marshal training
  • First aider

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