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Maintenance Engineer


East Sussex £28k – £33k
permanent Job Ref: 6041


A leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company is currently seeking a Maintenance Engineer to join the team at their site just outside of Brighton. The Maintenance Engineer will carry out planned preventative, reactive & breakdown maintenance of all packaging machinery and plant equipment on site. The Maintenance Engineer will hold relevant qualification in engineering

Please note this role requires weekly rotating shifts:
First week ‘Shift 1’ – between 2.00pm to 11.00pm Mon – Thurs and 1.00pm to 5.20pm Fri
Second week ‘Shift 2’ – between 6.00am to 2.30pm Mon – Thurs and 6.30am to 1.20pm Fri

Maintenance Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking emergency breakdown repairs in a timely and efficient way on all production equipment
  • Assisting the engineering department in achieving its budgetary and equipment availability targets through the efficient management of spares
  • Identifying and contributing to the completion of continuous improvement projects
  • Supporting the acceptance and commissioning of new machinery and plant installations
  • Carrying out minor repairs and improvements to the fabric of the site
  • Identifying potential health, safety and environmental hazards/risks to the line management/responsible person upon discovery and where required taking appropriate action
  • Working on a rotating day/afternoon shift pattern basis from Monday to Friday

Maintenance Engineer Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • HNC/ONC/City & Guilds/NVQ4 or time served apprenticeship
  • Experience of maintaining and improving pharmaceutical packaging equipment such as blister packers, cartoners, shrink/band wrappers, tablet counters and check-weighers
  • Previous engineering maintenance experience within a highly regulated and/or high quality packaging environment gained within Pharmaceuticals or related industry (Nutraceutical, cosmetics or food).  A GMP environment is preferred but not essential
  • Trouble shooting / fault finding and maintenance experience on hydraulic and pneumatic systems and maintenance experience on mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Fault finding and repair of mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and machinery electrical control systems
  • Ability to manage and prioritise your own workload
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality
  • Have flexible attitude to work with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to follow complex work instructions and document completed work accurately
  • Computer literate

Role: Maintenance Engineer
Job Type: Permanent, weekly rotating shifts
First week ‘Shift 1’ – between 2.00pm to 11.00pm Mon – Thurs and 1.00pm to 5.20pm Fri
Second week ‘Shift 2’ – between 6.00am to 2.30pm Mon – Thurs and 6.30am to 1.20pm Fri
Package: £28.5k – £33k, 23 days holiday. Pension, Life assurance, subsidised gym and annual profit related company and individual bonus payment based on successful performance.
Industry: Manufacturing / Scientific
Location: North of Brighton

job Ref: 6041