Mechanical Technician

Heavy manufacturing engineering company specialising in sustainable paper recycling, based in Birmingham requires a Mechanical Technician to join their established team of 6 engineers, working on a day shift (Mon – Fri) in a continuous process plant.

Part of a global recycling and packaging group, offering excellent career development and prospects.

The Role:

  • Repair, overhaul and attend breakdown situations, all within a continuous operating plant.
  • Assist the engineering maintenance team leader to identify future maintenance requirements and continuous improvements.

The Candidate:

  • Apprentice trained in a mechanical discipline to ONC or equivalent.
  • Mechanical experience gained within a process manufacturing industry.
  • Background in the mechanical maintenance and repair of heavy industrial process equipment to include, pumps, gearboxes, and conveyors.
  • Proficient in hydraulics, with ability to read schematic drawings and fault find.
  • Knowledge of mounting and dismounting of large bearings.
  • Proactive and consider problems as a challenge.
  • Have a strong commitment to Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety standards is essential.

Package:

  • £36974 + Overtime
  • Annual Health and Safety Bonus based on Company performance.
  • Group Personal Pension Plan with a generous Company contribution element.
  • All employees will be supported to develop their skills to keep up with demands of changing technology, working practice and flexible working.
  • Annual holiday of 39 days consisting of 25 days annual leave, 8 statutory days and 6 additional days based on attendance.

Working Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 08:00-16:30 with half hour break.

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

Maintenance Engineer

Mechanically biased Maintenance Engineer required in Aylesford, near Maidstone, Kent.

4 on 4 off shifts (6-6) + call out. £36K – £38K Negotiable + Benefits.

Our client is a market leader in environmental waste management, serving customers across the UK.

These newly created roles at one of their Kent facilities will ensure day to day Maintenance activities within the plant to keep downtime to a minimum using preventive and reactive maintenance procedures in line with planned maintenance schedules. Process machinery includes Boilers, Conveyors, Shredders, Sterilisation equipment, Facilities etc.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualification in Mechanical Engineering (e.g. City & Guilds or equivalent)
  • Hydraulics / Pneumatics maintenance / fault finding
  • Working Knowledge of Steam systems / Boilers
  • PLC Controls
  • Welding MMA/MIG
  • Oxy/propane cutting
  • Electrical fault finding experience (desirable)
  • 16th/17th Edition Electrical Qualification (desirable)
  • FLT Licence (desirable)
  • Heavy Industrial plant Experience
  • A willingness to develop in the role
Responsibilities to include:
  • Contribute to the forward planning of shut down and capital works
  • Planned and breakdown maintenance at the plant prioritising works utilising the onsite defect reporting system and in agreement with the Plant Manager
  • Provide first line breakdown / defect repairs, acting immediately and effectively to minimise the loss of plant availability
  • Closely monitor the safe running of the plant and report any engineering concerns
  • Inspect, co-ordinate and maintain the plant maintenance documentation in conjunction with the Plant Manager
  • Prepare and co-ordinate the inspection, and effect repairs if required to all statutory and non-statutory testing actions required to plant and equipment in conjunction with the manager
  • “Out of hours” engineering cover, providing frontline maintenance support both communicably and physically when required (rota to be confirmed)
  • Work on continuous improvement projects
This is an excellent opportunity to work for a sustainable, financially secure business, offering excellent long-term prospects.

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

Senior Buyer – Engineering

Senior Buyer with engineering / manufacturing experience required near Maidstone, Kent.

Our client is part of a global recycling and packaging group, employing 47000 staff across 370 locations worldwide.

The Senior Buyer will manage a small team (Stores Assistants, MRP Controller, Buyer and Purchasing Clerk), ensuring the efficient supply of parts and consumables, whilst identifying and delivering cost savings for it’s heavy engineering manufacturing facility in Kent.

Co-ordinating activities using a category management approach

The role entails utilising SAP MRP to manage inventoried spare parts, day to day supervision of the purchasing team, conversion of Purchase orders in accordance with the purchasing policy, sourcing non-stock engineering parts, implementing service contracts as required by the business and being the SAP MM key user for the plant.

Using efficient stock control measures to manage the central stores to ensure security of parts, optimum working capital overhead and a high level of stock accuracy is maintained whilst maintaining compliance to health and safety and legislative requirements.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Membership of the CIPS Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply at level 4 or above
  • Extensive experience in a purchasing role with supervisory experience gained from a manufacturing or heavy engineering environment
  • Relevant management qualification (ILM level 3 or equivalent)
  • Category Management experience
  • Used SAP MM (or similar) within a purchasing role and with extensive troubleshooting experience
  • Experience in negotiations with a proven track record of achievement in cost reduction initiatives.
  • Ability to manage the tender process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Day to day management of direct reports, including Time System Management, appraisals & PDP’s
  • Assist Purchasing Manager in the implementation of category management approach to develop cost reduction strategies
  • Support the Purchasing Manager with any site specific requirements or group purchasing instructions as may be required from time to time
  • Manage the  re-order points for spare parts, investigate and liaise with Engineering to ensure correct stock quantities are maintained of suitable spares
  • Manage consignment stocks ensuring all settlements are carried out on a monthly cycle
  • Manage the creation of material master data in SAP for spare parts
  • Source non-stock engineering parts and where required introduce new vendors and alternative brands to keep costs competitive
  • Record all cost savings in a departmental spreadsheet for audit purposes
  • Ensure the SAP physical inventory checks are carried out daily and that 100% of inventory is counted within each fiscal year evidenced by (MIDO) in SAP. Monitor and recount high value differences, investigating as necessary to ensure a high level of stock accuracy is maintained
  • Assist MRP Controller with any high value or priority purchases
  • Ensure the central stores is compliant with Safety and Environmental rules and legislation and that the operatives are fully trained and act at all times in a safe manner Ensuring safe systems of work and risk assessment are regularly completed
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all key stakeholder to facilitate and develop cost saving strategies across all Mill departments
  • Provide stores cover for planned or unplanned machine shuts
  • Develop and maintain communications with key suppliers to ensure good working relationships and information exchange on products and services procured
  • Accept additional education and training as deemed necessary, as a result of new equipment and/or changes in technology, in order to continue satisfactorily carrying out the role

This is an excellent opportunity to join a sustainable and developing business, providing excellent long term prospects.

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

Manufacturing Operatives

  • Permanent
  • Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
  • Salary: £393 - £549 Per Week + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
  • Ref: TP1919

Factory Production Operatives required for large manufacturing, precision engineering company based near Leeds Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Permanent opportunities. £390 – £550 per week + overtime, training, excellent benefits and career prospects.

Day shifts and 3-shifts available.

Our client makes metal components for the power generation and aerospace industries. They are part of an international group and offer great career potential. Due to new business growth, the company requires Factory Production Operatives in several areas of the business:

  • Dipping area, where moulds are wrapped and ceramic dipped in preparation for the furnace
  • Pre-Finish area, where newly formed metal components are polished / hand machined and quality checked (FPI)
  • X-ray where parts are further checked for defects

Candidate requirements:

  • Happy to work in sometimes physically demanding conditions (lifting up to 18kg)
  • Good attention to detail and quality
  • Enthusiastic to learn new skills and develop career
  • Experience of working in a process environment as part of a team (desirable not essential)
  • Able to consider working day shifts or 3 shifts (earlies, lates, nights)
  • Used to working to strick health & safety and quality guidelines

The package:

£28K when fully trained – Quarterly Cash Bonus Scheme – Pension – Gym membership discounts – Instant discounts on high street brands, cinema – Up to 30 days annual holidays (plus 8 bank hols).

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

Electrical Installations Trainer

  • Permanent
  • Chatham, Kent, UK
  • Salary: £36K - £39K + Excellent Benefits
  • Ref: TP4009

MKC Training delivers training to the prestigious Royal School of Military Engineering, based in Chatham Kent.

They have an opportunity for an Electrical Installations Trainer / Instructor ideally with knowledge of Low Voltage and High Voltage (11kV) cable jointing, to teach in a professional and disciplined environment where you will find young military students eager to learn and develop their careers.

Teaching qualifications are not essential as you will be supported to gain these.

This is a great opportunity to join a department of Trade Instructors, passing on electrical skills to others.

Essential:

  • Level 3 or above in Electrical Engineering with knowledge of LV / HV cable jointing
  • Capable of teaching electrical theory, practical maths and science to levels 3
  • Previous teaching experience, or having trained others within the work place

Desirable:

An understanding of:
Domestic and commercial electrical installations; single and 3 phase.
1st fix, conduit, tray work, single core, multi core inspection, testing and commissioning.
Power production and distribution including siting, earthing, running and maintaining.
C&G 236 Pt 1&2 / 2330 / 2365 or 2357 / 2391 or equivalent qualifications including the DAO QN: 603/2673/6 and 603/2690/6.
A1 Assessor.
V1 Quality Assurance.

Key Duties and Tasks:

  • Instructing and demonstrating to trainees by verbal, visual and/or other means electrical engineering and allied subjects.
  • Preparing lectures and lessons, demonstrations, classwork, homework, theoretical and practical examination tests to National recognised levels such as City & Guilds, Defence Awarding Organisation, National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) and Army Department standards, to enable students to achieve approved training objectives.
  • Preparing devices, diagrams and models etc for use in instruction and demonstration.
  • Controlling and supervising trainees under your charge, including responsibility for their safety, discipline and quality and quantity of output.
  • Maintaining the agreed records required for trainees’ assessment and any other management purposes (course reports, NVQs, trade boards etc).
  • Supervising and ensuring cleanliness of classrooms, workshops and other instructional areas.
  • Maintaining suitable and current knowledge of electrical engineering.
  • Participating in the classroom observation and appraisal scheme as required.

Essential Training that will be provided:

Complete the “Defence Instructor Techniques” course and a 10-day residential Staff Leadership School course in Surrey.

MKCTS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. They are an equal opportunities employer.  They value diversity in their people and all applications will be welcomed and considered regardless of a person’s age, sex, religion, marital status, disabilities, sexual orientation or ethnic origin. All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service application. MKC Training Services Ltd follows the DBS Code of Practice.

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

Electrical Engineering Instructor

  • Permanent
  • Chatham, Kent, UK
  • Salary: £36K - £39K + Excellent Benefits
  • Ref: TP2365

MKC Training is the training provider at the prestigious Royal School of Military Engineering, based in Chatham Kent.

They have a rare opportunity for an Electrical Engineering Instructor to teach in a professional and disciplined environment where you will find young military students eager to learn and develop their careers. This is a great opportunity to join a department of Trade Instructors, passing on electrical skills to others. You may not need formal teaching qualifications as you will be supported to gain these.

£36K – £39K + 6 weeks hols, pension, healthcare, training etc.

Essential:

  • Level 3 or above in Electrical Engineering with strong electrical industry experience.
  • Capable of teaching electrical theory, practical maths and science to levels 3.
  • Previous teaching experience, or having trained others within the work place.

Desirable:

An understanding of:

Power generation and distribution
Domestic and commercial electrical installations; single and 3 phase.
1st fix, conduit, tray work, single core, multi core inspection, testing and commissioning.
Power production and distribution including siting, earthing, running and maintaining.
C&G 236 Pt 1&2 / 2330 / 2365 or 2357 / 2391 or equivalent qualifications including the DAO QN: 603/2673/6 and 603/2690/6.
A1 Assessor.
V1 Quality Assurance.

Key Duties and Tasks:

  • Instructing and demonstrating to trainees by verbal, visual and/or other means electrical engineering and allied subjects.
  • Preparing lectures and lessons, demonstrations, classwork, homework, theoretical and practical examination tests to National recognised levels such as City & Guilds, Defence Awarding Organisation, National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) and Army Department standards, to enable students to achieve approved training objectives.
  • Preparing devices, diagrams and models etc for use in instruction and demonstration.
  • Controlling and supervising trainees under your charge, including responsibility for their safety, discipline and quality and quantity of output.
  • Maintaining the agreed records required for trainees’ assessment and any other management purposes (course reports, NVQs, trade boards etc).
  • Supervising and ensuring cleanliness of classrooms, workshops and other instructional areas.
  • Maintaining suitable and current knowledge of electrical engineering.
  • Participating in the classroom observation and appraisal scheme as required.

MKC Training is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. They are an equal opportunities employer.  They value diversity in their people and all applications will be welcomed and considered regardless of a person’s age, sex, religion, marital status, disabilities, sexual orientation or ethnic origin. All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service application. MKC Training follows the DBS Code of Practice.

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

Product Data Technician

Immediate requirement for a Product Data Technician in Knaresborough, near Leeds / Harrogate, Yorkshire.

Competitive salary, great benefits and job prospects.

Our client is a global business who supply environment improvement products to the domestic and industrial markets. They have 15 sites in the UK and Europe, employ over 500 staff with a turnover of £150M+.

New Business acquisitions have led to the company having an increasingly large and diverse range of global products which in turn have a range of differing documentation needs. The creation of this role is to assist the business in efficiently managing data and documentation of new and existing products.

Reporting to the Head of NPDI & Technical (UK) and as a key member of the UK technical team, this new role or Product Data Technician will be focused on all aspects of product data and documentation across a diverse range of electrical, mechanical and certain chemical products.

The Product Data Technician is responsible for appropriate and accurate management of documents and data to ensure complete records are held for all products. The role will involve collating data and documents and setting up structures for new products as well as existing ones including the administration of product changes.

The purpose of the role is to support the business with accurate product data and documentation. The role includes:

  • Maintenance of live product technical documentation
  • Administration of product change lifecycle
  • Support new product introductions through development of product structures, documents and data entry.
  • Support the development of new systems/templates around data and document management.
  • Ability to act as the liaison between technical, marketing, purchasing and operations teams as needed to ensure system readiness throughout product lifecycle.
  • Regular reporting on current documentation status

Required:

  • Higher education.
  • 5+ years of work experience including an industrial or operations setting.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, determined and dynamic
  • Organised and detail oriented with excellent planning skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, delivering on time whilst also responding to ad-hoc opportunities.
  • Capability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Process oriented.
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams across the Group.
  • Competent user of MS Office applications

Desirable:

  • MRP/ERP Systems experience (user)
  • Experience in a technical/manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with product compliance (CE) or quality.

This is an excellent opportunity to become an important member of the product team of this developing business.

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

Engineering Manager – Heavy Process Manufacturing

Engineering Manager required for Heavy Engineering Process Manufacturing plant in Birmingham, West Midlands.

This critical industry manufacturer is part of a global group, offering secure employment, excellent prospects, in a challenging and complex heavy engineering environment. The Company has a long standing focus on high and very consistent product quality and excellent service.

Job Purpose:

To ensure that the engineering services provided to the facility are of the highest standard, within a set budget spend and with engineers, technicians and supervisors who are well motivated and engaged in their duties. To foster a culture of performance excellence within the Engineering Team and set a strategy to achieve excellence.

The Candidate:

  • Previous experience of continuous improvement techniques, gained from a heavy process environment.
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in Electrical Engineering
  • Strong motivational leadership skills combined with excellent communication skills
  • Creative, innovative, analytical problem solver
  • Ability to set SMART targets
  • Entrepreneurial, with a willingness to embrace new ways of thinking

Key areas of responsibility will fall under the following areas:

  • Health and Safety
  • Engineering Budgets and Strategic Plans
  • Performance
  • Motivation and Communication
  • Production – profitability and productivity
  • Materials
  • Projects
  • Continuous Improvement

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to take the lead engineering role in a very successful process industry.

Full job description available on request.

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

1st Line Support Role

  • Contract
  • Maidstone, Kent, UK
  • Salary: Competitive + call out + benefits
  • Ref: TP4008

1st Line Support role with large recycling / manufacturing company based near Maidstone, Kent. 12 month fixed term contract.

On call rota required.

The Service Desk is responsible for all first line enquiries and reported issues for users of company systems and applications. The Service Desk also own and maintain all Systems Administration activities working to agreed service levels.

Investigate and resolves where possible computer software, hardware and telecommunications incidents from internal customers. Assigning accurate data to support teams and escalating when necessary on behalf of the customer.

To ensure that the IT Service Desk process and services are properly delivered to the business and that any barriers to proper service provision are addressed and/or escalated.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • Educated to at least ‘A’ level standard or equivalent.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Can maintain a “Can-Do” attitude.
  • Good Customer Service Skills.
  • Experience with administrating Windows 10 and Windows Servers (2012 – 2019), Active Directory, Terminal Services, VOIP\PBX solutions.
  • Experience working with helpdesk solutions with particular focus on Incident and change management disciplines.
  • An awareness of all risks associated with a Service Desk.
  • Experience managing Apple and Samsung mobile telephony devices within a corporate environment.
  • Technical Knowledge of Microsoft Office \ Teams \ Skype and One Drive.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Direct Access systems.
  • Technical Knowledge of VMWare and Veeam backup.
  • Administrating Bitlocker Encryption systems.
  • Business process evaluation and analysis.
  • Knowledge of SNOW software management software.
  • Knowledge of Dell Server and SAN equipment.
  • Experience working with SCOM\SCCM\MECM\VCM.
  • Knowledge of Process Control Network Systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1st line telephone and remote support for users
  • Receive telephone calls from users having problems using computer software and hardware or inquiring how to use specific software such as statistical, graphics, data base, printing, word processing, programming languages, electronic mail, telephone system and operating systems
  • Liaise with colleagues to research problem and find solution or log/assign a call to the relevant support team and chase up the call until the issue has been resolved and the customer is satisfied.
  • Escalate issues to 2nd/3rd Line support teams and management where appropriate.
  • Complete daily checks following procedures.
  • Receive requests from users requiring change of systems access permissions, advising the business accordingly.
  • Provide 1st line response to all properly authorised access requests, validating the request and passing for action
  • Create/amend/delete system access for users on multiple systems used
  • Maintain accurate authorisation lists that are freely available to all team, members, and management on request for inspection
  • Assist with compulsory system reviews/audits
  • To provide adequate capacity management for key business data servers, requesting business attention and escalating to management as appropriate.
  • Ensure implementation and adherence to the Security Policy.
  • Ensure best use of automated toolsets to assist with the delivery of all service
  • To liaise with other departments to achieve best possible operating practices

Additional responsibilities – Complete any other appropriate adhoc tasks as directed by your manager.

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

Machine Tool Multi-skilled Electrician

Electrically biased multi-skilled Maintenance / Machine Tool Electrician required in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Monday to Friday 3 Shift Rota, earlies, lates and nights (no Friday nights) 37 hours per week. £39K + bonus, and benefits (6 weeks hols + bank hols).

This company manufactures precision components for the gas power turbine industry, is part of a global engineering group, offering great prospects, and career development and training into the future.

Reporting to the Plant Services Manager, you will work on a wide range of machinery and equipment (including automated systems and robotics) to support this precision manufacturing environment.

Qualifications:

  • Apprentice trained Maintenance Engineer – Electrical bias (Essential)
  • Qualified machine tool electrician to 17/18th edition. (Essential)
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Heavy manufacturing experience (Preferred)
  • PLC controls experience -diagnose faults, repairs and programming experience (Preferred)
  • Multi-Skilled experience working with Pneumatic and hydraulic systems (Preferred)

Job Brief:

  • Carry out frontline electrical/mechanical maintenance tasks based.
  • Scheduled electrical maintenance tasks on plant and machinery (Adhere to PPM / TPM Schedules)
  • Installation and commissioning of new equipment
  • Identify process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve those deficiencies
  • Effective handover to the next shift engineer
  • Willing to work within a team, be a keen team player. Reporting directly to team leaders and maintenance manager

Check function, condition and serviceability of machinery and equipment to a predetermined schedule for Total Preventative Maintenance, Condition Monitoring, Planned Preventative Maintenance including but not limited to: Casting Furnaces, Large Hydraulic Robots, Electric Robots, Automated systems, Wax Injection Moulding Machines, Compressors, EDM, CNC milling machines, inspection equipment, lighting and component inspection plant and equipment.

Please apply now if you would like to know more about this excellent precision engineering opportunity.

To apply for this job email your details to tim@techplacements.co.uk.

 

 

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If you are struggling to fill any vacancies with your usual agencies I can highly recommend that you give Tim the opportunity to work with you.” Jill Lewis

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