Multi Skilled Engineer

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1349335236-2
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: New Resource Group
  • Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Engineering, Health and Safety, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

We are delighted to be supporting our client, a large, well-established, and financially secure manufacturing focused organisation, in recruiting a full-time Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer.

In this role you will be part of an experienced Engineering team, supporting the delivery of safety related topic ensuring maximum plant capability.

Working in a shift pattern, you will be responsible for delivering planned maintenance and repair schedules to achieve maximum equipment availability.

Permanent rotational shifts - Monday to Friday.

05:30 - 14:00

21:30 - 06:00

13 00

Our client is an organisation that deeply cares about its employees and building a sustainable future for all, by implementing continuous improvements in sustainability and ecology across its entire function.

Inspections and preventive / planned maintenance:

  • Check and assess the condition of handling equipment, pneumatic and/or mechanical/electrical, reception and silo installations, grinding, mixing and pressing lines, bag filling, feed and / or fertilizer, bulk loading and weighbridges, on the basis of maintenance schedules and checklists.
  • Restore (imminent) defects and perform corrective maintenance activities arising from inspections (according to schedule)
  • Signal to the superior any potential flaws with details of the nature and severity and propose solutions to avoid (future or recurring) problems with the functioning of (parts) of equipment / machinery / transport systems.
  • Order/ polls spare parts and materials for maintenance.
  • Work on planned maintenance activities of more extensive and / or complex nature (i.e. during maintenance stops), and you may be required to supervise technicians of third parties.

Malfunctions and defects / repairs:

  • Troubleshoot malfunctions and defect in equipment, machinery, measuring and control systems and other parts of the installation
  • Assess the nature and extent of the problem and determine whether instant repair is necessary or possible, assess any fault causes and potential solutions
  • Perform emergency repairs, disassembles (parts of) equipment / machinery and make necessary repairs / changes to the equipment, if necessary in consultation with the supervisor
  • Perform more extensive repairs at scheduled times and based on prepared planning and instructions (disassembly / assembly, parts replacement, set / adjust parts)
  • Work with colleagues within jobs of more extensive and / or complex nature.
  • May supervise technicians of third parties.

Modifications and improvements:

Carry out modifications and overhaul work based on work orders and / or instructions from supervisor

Propose improvements in equipment, machinery and other areas based on expertise and experience within maintenance

Consult with management on quality issues, technical issues / problems, etc.

Order to (re) make certain components from drawings

May perform various techniques (welding, lathe and plate work, machining)


Log all maintenance activities in the appropriate maintenance management systems in order to have a complete administration and insight in the state and history of all equipment, files all technical data


  • Work in compliance with all relevant safety regulations and procedures (work permits, LoTo, etc.), as well as technical standards
  • Signal potential hazardous and / or unsafe situations, takes appropriate action is case of imminent unsafe situations.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified time served apprenticeship trained Multi-Skilled Engineer with an Electrical bias and strong mechanical and fabrication skills, minimum NVQ level 3, ONC, HNC, HND or equivalent desirable.
  • Track record of delivering sustainable improvements across multiple areas including Safety, PPM, Waste Reduction and Plant performance within an FMCG or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of working within classified hazardous areas and ATEX equipment, CompEx Ex or equivalent qualification a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in food mills or similar manufacturing industries on automated raw material feed systems, auto weighing, bagging lines, LEV, packaging and palletising equipment a distinct advantage.
  • Proven track record working at a competent level of expertise on PLC s, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems
  • 18th edition IEE wiring regulations certificate preferable
  • Must be self-motivated, have a can-do attitude to take ownership of issues, deliver sustainable improvements and be an effective team player with the ability to communicate across all functions within business
  • Previous training / skills in Fabrication, Welding, FLT, IPAF, PASMA, IOSH, WAH, NEBOSH, Confined Space and Abrasive Wheels a distinct advantage
  • Able to work as an individual and part of a wider team
  • Able to quickly react to issues and prioritise tasks based on situational circumstances
  • Willing to work a 3-shift flexible pattern (Seasonality applicable)
  • Able to work overtime when required including additional hours and weekend working
  • Must think outside of the box and be able to communicate and deliver whilst under pressure

This is an exciting opportunity, with a substantial company, providing long-term career progression.

The company offers an attractive salary and benefits package.

To apply, please send your CV urgently.

This vacancy is being advertised by New Resource Group. The services of the New Resource Group are that of an Employment Agency.