Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Location Sunderland
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Alex Oxberry

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Published: about 1 month ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer on behalf of our client based in Sunderland. This is a full time permanent role.

Role Summary

The primary role of a Maintenance Engineer is to:

  • Offer wide ranging engineering support to the site

  • Provide a full and reliable service to all other departments

  • Work closely with the UK Engineering Manager to support project implementation

  • Work in conjunction with and provide support to the other members of the engineering department

  • Work with service engineers and external contractors when required

  • Provide engineering expertise gained from the operational process

  • Ensure maximum performance from equipment

  • Be pro-actively looking for training opportunities for personal and department improvement

Key Activities and Responsibilities

  • Duties will include the following plus any other tasks and requirements that may occur as part of the engineering role.

  • Offer emergency breakdown response to production machinery and equipment and any other supporting equipment and services as required

  • Carry out regular planned maintenance, as per the schedule

  • Work closely with the UK Engineering Manager when there are projects in action; providing assistance with design, specifying, purchasing and organising installations

  • Provide ideas and suggestions on how to improve all aspects of engineering on site

  • Fill in accurately all records and documentation relating to planned or unplanned maintenance of the equipment

  • Support and assist members of the site management team with regards to maximising machine utilisation

  • Ensure that all mechanical/electrical repairs, plus maintenance to all services, machinery and equipment are actioned

  • Closely monitor performance of all production equipment, note any problem areas or recurring faults, offer ideas for improvements and carry out any agreed modifications as necessary

  • Ensure that all items removed from the stores are accounted for and relevant records are filled in

  • Maintain a safe system of work and risk assessments throughout the course of day to day duties

  • Organise external service engineers and contractors and ensure that all contractors adopt safe systems of work

  • Ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with the Company’s health and safety procedures and statutory requirements

  • Ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with the companies ISO 14001 certification and statutory environmental legislation

  • Maintaining compliance with companies British Retail Consortium and American Institute of Bakers Accreditations

Change Management, Projects and Improvement Initiatives

Actively participate in initiatives to improve:

  • Maximise equipment performance and minimise downtime and breakdowns

  • Health and safety in the workplace

  • Housekeeping and hygiene standards

Health, Safety, Hygiene and the Environment

  • Responsible for high standards of housekeeping in the engineering workshop and office area

  • Responsible for ensuring all areas of engineering work on production floor are kept clean, tidy and hazard free whilst undertaking duties and returned to an acceptable standard once the work is complete

  • Ensuring tools and cleaning equipment are returned to the communal toolbox after use

  • Completion of cleaning schedules / documentation

Key Results Areas/Outputs

  • Adherence to Planned Maintenance Schedule 90%

  • 100% of Log sheets completed fully and accurately

  • Unplanned machine downtime at 10% reduction over previous year.


  • HNC in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (Electrical preferred)

  • Time served recognised apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance

  • NVQ level 3 in maintenance operations or equivalent


  • Experience in a maintenance role in a factory environment is essential

  • Post apprenticeship experience in a maintenance role is desirable


  • Motors/Drives

  • PLC’s

  • Gearbox/transmissions


  • Excellent team worker

  • Good use of initiative

  • Working to schedules with the ability to prioritise changing priorities

  • Excellent attention to detail and high accuracy

  • Proactive

  • Good communication across departments

For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch as soon as possible.