• Location

    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

  • Sector:

    technical & engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ruth Tennent

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Job Title: Engineering Technician Location: Milton Keynes
Reports to: Manufacturing Team Leader

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Educated to degree/HNC level in a Mechanical/Electrical engineering discipline with a minimum of 3 years' engineering experience, within a complex high-speed production unit.
  • Experienced with a multi skilled food manufacturing or FMCG environment.
  • In depth knowledge of maintenance systems and processes.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of initiating and implementing continuous improvements, lean manufacturing and Six sigma techniques.
  • Ideally able to speak French, Italian or Spanish.
  • NEBOSH qualified. (not essential)
  • Strong IT skills with the ability to use Autocad.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Carry out planned maintenance programmes and schedules recommending improvements where appropriate, to ensure efficiencies are maximised.
  • Carry out line quality checks and monitor line performance data, adjusting machinery as necessary to ensure production targets are achieved and quality standards maintained.
  • Carry out fault diagnosis and repair breakdowns promptly to ensure downtime is minimised.
  • Analyse line efficiency, wastage and downtime data with a view to identifying areas for performance improvement.
  • Operate machinery as required to ensure efficient manufacturing team working.
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with safe working practices and factory hygiene standards.
  • Produce detailed written reports when and where required i.e. downtime sheets and line log books.
  • When identifying faulty equipments consult manufacturers manuals & read detailed mechanical exploded drawings so correct replacement parts can be ordered.
  • To ensure that all machinery and equipment is installed, maintained and operated to maximise production output and efficiencies.

Personal Qualities
Attention to detail - with a real focus on accuracy, will work hard to ensure a right first-time approach and will have the ability to spot discrepancies and inaccuracies with ease.
Completer finisher - will adopt a logical and methodical approach and can be relied upon not to give up and to see jobs through from start to finish.
Problem-solver - tenacious and will use creativity, innovation and an analytical approach to exhaust all options until a satisfactory solution is found.