Maintenance Engineer

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1353033825-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Matchtech
  • Location: Chichester, Sussex
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Health and Safety, Procurement & Supply Chain, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Role Overview:

The primary responsibility of this role is to ensure the continuous operation and maintenance of all manufacturing plant, equipment, and facilities. This includes carrying out repairs, conducting planned preventive maintenance (PPM), operating maintenance machinery, reporting faults, recording maintenance activities, prioritizing workload, and adhering to safety protocols.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Repairs and Maintenance:

    • Perform repairs on various types of plant, equipment, and building fabrications in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
    • Execute PPM schedules and planned work orders as required.
    • Report equipment breakdown root causes, faults, and concerns to management promptly.
    • Record maintenance jobs and complete job tickets accurately using maintenance recording software.
    • Plan and prioritize workload to support production and ensure optimal use of time.
    • Ensure all repairs and maintenance activities are conducted safely, following health and safety protocols to prevent harm to oneself and others.
    • Conduct dynamic risk assessments during work processes.
    • Identify spare parts requirements and maintain control/log of usage.
  • Equipment Operation:

    • Operate maintenance Forklift Truck and Elevated Working Platform when necessary, with training provided.
  • Assistance and Coordination:

    • Assist in the moving, installation, and repositioning of machines and equipment.
    • Provide assistance to visiting specialist engineers as required.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Preferably apprentice-trained with FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) experience.
  • 18th Edition certified (17th Edition would be considered).
  • Proficient in diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical drawings to a basic level.
  • Previous experience with high-speed rotating machinery, conveyors, chain/sprocket/belt-driven machinery, drives (inverter, servo, DC), pneumatics, fan applications, and fabrication.
  • Knowledgeable in circuits from 415 to 24VDC power & control.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive working relationships.
  • Resilient and able to perform effectively under pressure.
  • Proactive, solution-focused, and open to change and continuous improvement.

Working Hours:

  • 6:15 am - 5:45 pm, following a 4 on/4 off shift pattern from Monday to Sunday.

Remuneration Package:

  • Competitive salary offered depending on experience.
  • 21.5 shift 'free choice' holidays per annum.
  • Defined company contribution pension scheme.
  • Life Assurance coverage of three times the salary.
  • Flexible benefits scheme.
  • Free on-site staff car park.