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Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

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Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Reference number: 85367

Location icon Hastings, Canterbury, Dartford, Tunbridge Wells
Job contract type Full Time (Permanent)
Salary icon £34 - £40k - To be discussed at interview
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Company activities icon Injection Moulding, Manufacturing
Deadline icon 15/06/2022

Main responsibilities

Job Overview:  Working alongside our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, we are recruiting for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join their team.


  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you will be required to work on general engineering breakdowns on plastics manufacturing machinery along with all associated ancillary equipment
  • You will have strong electrical/mechanical applications with proven experience of problem solving, fault finding and repairing of manufacturing machinery as well as robots, automated systems and assembly lines.
  • Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer candidates MUST have 16th, 17th or 18th Edition Wiring regulations certification.
  • This is an excellent opportunity offering job security and satisfaction for the successful applicant of the Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer post.


  • Ensure the day-to-day maintenance is carried out on Negri Bossi and Engel injection moulding machines (ranging from 40 tonnes to 850 tonnes) along with ancillary equipment.
  • Deal with breakdowns as and when they arise and in line with production priorities
  • Ensure all ancillary equipment is kept in safe working order, carrying out maintenance/repairs as required.
  • Order spares/parts as required (using the companies purchasing procedure) to ensure the smooth running of the site.
  • Carry out general day to day maintenance of both factory and office buildings, car parks and yard areas.
  • Ensure compliance with insurance and health & safety regulations.
  • Support the testing of the fire alarm on a regular basis and records kept
  • Support the services of following equipment when required:
    • Machines
    • Robots
    • Lifting equipment
    • Water chillers
    • Compressed air system
  • Maintain the clean room facilities in accordance with the maintenance schedule
  • Support in the installation of new equipment and services

Qualifications/experience required

Key Skills & Experience:

  • As a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you will ideally have current or prior experience with maintaining or servicing Plastic injection moulding machines however this is not essential and other industries will be considered.
  • 16th, 17th or 18th Edition Wiring regulations certificate essential
  • You must have good electrical investigation and repair experience
  • You will have a good mechanical application and experience / working understanding with hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • You will have good clear communication skills for interacting with your team and other department Managers.
  • It is expected that you will have good IT skills with MS Office & Word
Job Ref: SC22-5177

Key Words: “Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer”, “Maintenance Engineer”, “Electrical Maintenance Engineer”, “Electro-mechanical Maintenance Engineer”, “Injection Moulding”, “Plastics”


Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful. Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK


Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

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