Maintenance Technician

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1339506452-2
  • Date Posted: 28 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: First Base
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Engineering, Health and Safety, Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Maintenance Technician

Location: Cheltenham
Hours: 3 weekly rotational shift - 40 hours per week, Days 6-2, Afternoons 2-10 and Nights 22-6
Salary: 17.06 p/h + 20% Shift Allowance

Our Clients works within the heart of Cheltenham, manufacturing a multitude of products to supply to customers.

Key Responsibilities of a Maintenance Technician

  • Perform maintenance tasks across diverse disciplines: electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatic, process, and PLC.
  • Ensure adherence to targeted KPIs and best practices for maintaining the Manufacturing Plant.
  • Record and report investigation findings promptly.
  • Offer coverage flexibility during holidays, training, or absences.
  • Execute maintenance and servicing of all plant and equipment as per agreed schedules.
  • Foster an Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) culture to ensure a healthy and risk-free workplace.
  • Dedicate to personal and team development through active engagement.
  • Implement Operational Excellence (OE) and Continuous Improvement (CI) principles.
  • Uphold responsibility for Product Safety & Quality as per regulatory, Hydro, and local protocols.
  • Communicate issues promptly through the appropriate chain of command.
  • Engage in Continuous Improvement initiatives to enhance site operations.
  • Identify and seize opportunities to minimize costs.
  • Participate in overtime as necessary to meet operational demands.
  • Adhere to all time and attendance objectives.
  • Uphold high standards of individual housekeeping and implement 5S principles.

Key Skills of a Maintenance Technician

  • Experienced Multi Skilled Engineer with a background in Manufacturing, poised to contribute to Team objectives in alignment with Site KPIs. Electrical bias is essential.
  • Possess ONC/HNC in Electrical, Mechanical, or Process Engineering, or hold a recognized Engineering apprenticeship, or possess City & Guilds/NVQ qualification with relevant experience and EITB Multi Skilled certification.
  • Preferably, have extensive experience in Engineering.
  • Demonstrate proficient English communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Exhibit a good level of competency in MS Office and IT. Proficiency in PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) systems would be highly advantageous.