Department/Area Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

We are recruiting for a Department/Area Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, to work within our Aluminium Manufacturing Facility. The Department/Area Mechanical Maintenance Engineer will work to ensure uninterrupted operation of the assets by reducing unplanned downtime, equipment failures and breakdowns while ensuring all assets are maintained adequately to operate within their designed capabilities. Working a Monday to Friday day shift pattern they will report into the Mechanical Maintenance Manager and have line manager responsibility for the Reliability Engineers and ‘on shift’ maintenance fitters.

Department/Area Mechanical Maintenance Engineer - Main tasks will include:

  • Coordinating with colleagues in the engineering department to implement site wide maintenance strategy and a strong understanding of Asset Management principals
  • Experience working with Gas fired Furnaces
  • Familiar with Refractory materials, installations and repairs
  • Understanding of safety standards required for working with molten metals
  • Knowledge of the following regulations LOLER, PUWER, COSHH & PSSR
  • Overseeing maintenance or emergency repairs/inspections including Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Mechanical related issues
  • Leading Root Cause Analysis (RCA) studies; implementing corrective actions where necessary
  • Overseeing equipment critical spare parts’ identification and stock maintenance
  • Leading the consolidation of the maintenance budget and forecasting process and developing and presenting maintenance cost reports
  • Working with suppliers and contractors to organise emergency or planned repairs of assets/equipment
  • Assessing area mechanical maintenance supervisor and technicians’ skills; coordinating training where necessary
  • Analysing maintenance engineering data; producing reports, charts, etc. to identify trends
  • Developing Standard Operation Procedures for maintenance tasks/jobs
  • Leading the implementation of maintenance work performance monitoring and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Championing the Technology and Innovation (T&I) initiative for project development


Department/Area Mechanical Maintenance Engineer - The successful candidate will need:

  • An Indentured Apprenticeship or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering – would be willing to study to with company sponsorship
  • A working knowledge of relevant engineering principles and practices demonstrated in a relevant industry in engineering maintenance or reliability fields
  • The ability to accurately compile, interpret and make use of data and other information
  • Experience of Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode & Effect Analysis tools/techniques
  • The ability to read, understand and interpret technical reports and mechanical/pneumatic/hydraulic drawings and diagrams
  • The ability to establish and maintain close and effective working relationships, within the Department,within the Business and with external suppliers/contractors
  • Good working knowledge of CAD package(s)
  • Basic knowledge of parts fabrication (e.g. machining, welding, turning, etc.) 
  • A positive, ‘can-do’ attitude, integrity, professionalism with a creative and adaptive approach under pressure 


Department/Area Mechanical Maintenance Engineer - Package

  • Pension up to 7% contribution
  • 4 x Annual Salary Life Assurance
  • Private Health Care Cash Plan Package – can be increased to incorporate dependants
  • Monthly and Annual Company Performance Bonus


Due to the nature of the business, the incumbent should be aware that under special circumstances (e.g., breakdowns, outage periods, etc.) longer working hours or working over weekends/holidays might be required to fulfil the duties of the role.


If you feel you have the right experience and skill set for the role of Department/Area Mechanical Maintenance Engineer then please don’t hesitate to apply for the role.  Unfortunately on this occasion we are not able to accept applications from candidates who require VISA sponsorship support to work in the UK.


To apply for this role please register your candidate interest and CV  via the link on our Careers page to our group Microsite