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Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    £39900 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Liam Reid

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Maintenance Engineer

Day Shift - Monday to Friday (8am - 5pm)

Circa £40,000


Have you recently served your time as an apprentice or are you a time served Maintenance Engineer with experience within a fast-moving manufacturer?

Yolk Recruitment are currently working on behalf of an industry leading food producer who are recognised for their commitment to innovation and excellence which is underpinned by their values that encompass a passion to succeed and grow.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the multiskilled maintenance team in the role of Maintenance Engineer which offer an attract package that includes numerous benefits.

This is what you'll be doing

The Maintenance Engineer will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of the manufacturing facility. The primary responsibility includes conducting preventive and reactive maintenance on various equipment and machinery to minimise downtime and optimise production efficiency.


  1. Ensure planned preventative maintenance is carried out effectively to minimise downtime and uphold production schedules.
  2. Control various specialised operations with flexibility and quick decision-making in a high-care, fast-paced environment.
  3. Perform advanced maintenance tasks individually and collaboratively to troubleshoot and resolve control and mechanical failures.
  4. Implement and document equipment cleaning regimes to uphold hygiene standards and quality system requirements.
  5. Drive continuous improvement initiatives, including Health and Safety enhancements, to optimise departmental performance.
  6. Address maintenance issues promptly as reported by the Shift Manager, ensuring proper documentation and communication.
  7. Uphold manufacturing standards to achieve high-quality end products within specified wastage tolerances and timelines, investigating and improving processes as needed.
  8. Work autonomously while coordinating activities with team members to achieve desired outcomes.
  9. Foster a culture of best practices and continuous improvement across all shifts, providing training and support to team members.
  10. Proactively troubleshoot and solve problems, identifying root causes and evaluating options for resolution.
  11. Strictly adhere to health and safety protocols and company policies, actively participating in risk assessment activities.
  12. Monitor plant mechanical performance, identifying trends and escalating unresolved issues to management.
  13. Contribute to improvement strategies for the department and site, encouraging open communication and utilising the skills of others.
  14. Undertake any other tasks assigned by management to optimise operations.


  1. Proven experience as a Maintenance Engineer in a manufacturing environment.
  2. Strong mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.
  3. Familiarity with PLC systems and automated machinery.
  4. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  5. Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  6. Relevant technical qualification in engineering or a related field.

And this is what you'll get in return.

A starting salary of circa £40,000 + various other benefits.

You'll be joining a well-established business that's been operating for almost 60 years who boasts excellent financial performance year on year with high levels of investment, and can offer future progression opportunities.

Are you up to the challenge?

Are you what we're looking for? Please get in touch today with engineering specialist recruiter, Liam Reid.

Please apply with a CV and feel free to include a cover letter outlining why you're perfect for the role. We also have a referral scheme so if you know of someone who would be great for the role please get in touch.

*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.

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