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Title:  Plant Support Senior Technician


Hethel, GB

Department:  Facilities
Date:  29-Jul-2022

Plant Support Senior Technician, Full - time, Permanent, Hethel - TWILIGHT SHIFT (Shift premium paid)


Job Summary


Plant Support Engineers are required to look after the day-to-day maintenance activities of an engineering manufacturing business. In this role staff are required to carry out a key number of tasks and activities as described. Flexible working is a major factor in this role, as plant support engineers have to cover early starts and other work patterns to suit the business. There is also a requirement to participate in a call out rota for site emergencies. 

There are a number of individual tasks that are included and mentioned in the employee's annual appraisal. These could be reggular itemes or in some cases a one off requirement. 


Roles and Responsibilities


  • Keeping production managers informed of mainenance activities and job progress
  • Checking and calibration of key production and metrology equipment to satisfy internal and external audits
  • Undertake minor improvements and project work relating to site services. Minor electrical and compressed air installations depending on skills base
  • Carry out building maintenance activities as required 
  • Moving and installing small items of plant in production areas
  • Routine servicing work
  • Organising and planning larger maintenance tasks that require method statements and risk assessments
  • Responding to emergency breakdowns
  • Updating certificates and legislative documentation records
  • Daily monitoring tasks relating to site services and critical plant
  • Routine inspections and testing as part of general site walk around
  • Updating repair details and parts records on the computer maintenance system. Keeping asset lists up to date and controlling Line Replacement Units. 
  • Repair to production equipment, fixing faults and investigations relating to machine failures
  • Keeping a level of tidiness and housekeeping in maintenance workshop and maintenance work areas around site
  • Following health & safety, environmental and other engineering standard that apply to the maintenance of plant and equipment site wide
  • Obtaining and the stock management of specialist components and spares relating to business critical plant
  • Working to a defined budget
  • Support and daily control of external contractors. This include checking method statements and risk assessments. Raising work permits to control these activities


Essential criteria


  • GCSE's in subject such as maths, science, english and design & technology
  • An understanding of engineering drawings and principles
  • Good practical and technical skills
  • An awareness of health & safety legislation
  • Experience in a maintenance role with other organisations
  • Must be a good team player, able to work unsupervised and on own initiative, calm and ordered in a crisis
  • Good eyesight and normal colour vision


Desirable criteria


  • BTEC certificate in maintenance engineering
  • City& Guilds certificate in engineering
  • Ability in maths, science and IT
  • Completion of an engineering NVQ or role as engineering apprentice


Additional £25.80 paid per shift