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Job Ref:  204549463
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Peterborough
Post Code:  PE1
Salary:  £40500/annum + benefits
10/10/2016 16:38
Job Title - Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Location - Peterborough

Salary - £40,500 plus generous overtime (paid over 39 hour per weekx1.5 Monday to Saturday, x2.0 Sundays - OTE £50k to £70k) + Weekly Production bonus paying £35+

Shifts - 4 on 4 off (Days/Nights)

Pension - Double Matched (Employee Contribution 5% / Employer Contribution 10%)

The Company

Our client is specialises in the manufacturing of products for the construction market. With over 20 manufacturing sites across the UK, this multi-billion pound company have been investing heavily across both their production and quarry sites to help meet an ever increasing market demand for construction materials.

Their Whittlesey plant is the largest employer in the group, employing just over 250 people. Consisting of a large operational quarry and semi-automated production facility, this is the only site in the world can produce genuine London (Fletton) Bricks.

The two large kilns, each with 102 individual firing chambers, are capable of holding 62,000 bricks each. Once loaded, the chambers have to bricked up by hand and sealed with clay. The bricks would then stay in the chamber for two weeks, before the temporary wall is dismantled and the fired bricks removed. From there, the bricks must then be palletised ready for dispatch. Production is a continuous process, with bricks taking two weeks to fire. All the chambers are fuelled by Natural Gas.

With the construction industry booming, the demand for bricks has never been higher and as such the business are investing heavily in new and upgraded equipment, plus the training of all staff to help them better meet market demands.

The Role

The Mechanical Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for maintaining all mechanical systems within the production area (the Quarry has a separate team of Fitters to look after the Plant equipment and Electrical Engineers responsible for electrical systems). The Production area consists of the Clay Store, which is a large warehouse fed by an overhead conveyor direct from the quarry. The Clay Store allows a surplus of cut clay to be stored depending on quarry outputs.

From the Clay Store, the unprocessed clay is loaded into hoppers and fed by belt conveyor through to the Brick Press Shop. Once the clay has been pressed into unfired bricks, robots would stack the bricks ready for firing with forklifts transporting the stack to the kiln. Both the brick presses and robots are automated by PLC.

The Mechanical Maintenance Engineer would be required to fault find on all the mechanical systems in the above areas. When the faulty component is identified it must be removed, stripped down, rebuilt and replaced either straight back into the machine or back to the parts store. Most parts are kept in the stores so can be replaced like for like.

The Candidate

Due to heavy investment in the site, the plans are to double production capacity on site over the next years. As such, they will be dramatically increasing the size of the Engineering function on site over the next 12 months and so our client are ideally looking for candidates who either have supervisory experience already, or who are looking to take that step up.

Also, with a big focus on PPMs and Lean Manufacturing candidates should be of like mind when it comes to continuous improvement and efficient methods of working.

To be successful in your application you must have the following skills, abilities or qualifications:

* Must be time served or have a recognised Mechanical Engineering Qualification.
* Must have experience working in an automated production environment
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