Mechanical Engineer /Maintenance Engineer /Technician – MMA/MIG

21 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Daniela Brazza
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Location: Motherwell, Scotland

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 4th September 2017

Job Role:

Our Client is the UK’s leading waste-to-energy biodiesel producer and has always been privately owned. Their plant, near Motherwell in Scotland, started production in 2005 and represents an initial capital investment of around £17 million. This was supported by grants from the Scottish Executive and the European Union. The plant has been the focus of an EU project to develop and demonstrate biodiesel production using a mixture of animal tallow and used cooking oil rather than virgin oils.

They are currently looking to recruit for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer who will be responsible making sure that plant and machinery has high levels of availability / uptime and operates in a safe manner at all times. Ensure both preventative and corrective maintenance is carried out in a timely manner and complies with Company policies / standards and external standards e.g. EA, HSE and EAWA.

Perform all requested engineering duties to include modifications and re-engineering of plant as required. Carry out the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of all plant equipment.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Operational Responsibilities:

* Install / maintain and update the stores system on site (Idhammer). Follow all stores procedures.
* Monitor and maintain good housekeeping within the stores/ workshop/ container areas and across all site.
* Record all machinery defects, corrective actions and repairs on shift reports and Idhammer.
* Manage and organise all contractor repairs and maintenance on site to minimise disruption to the plant.
* Oversee contractors on relevant plant sections during annual shutdowns as requested by Engineering Manager.
* Ensure adequate supplies of the key products are on site all times.
* Ensure all utilities have a maintenance programme in place which is documented to include planned site visits and reports. Support further development of these programmes.
* Organize shadow boards across the plant where regular routine maintenance takes place. Ensure tools are maintained.
* Ensure all plant lifting / access equipment is kept in good condition, inspected and stored correctly.
* Provide advice and coaching to operators / new recruits where required.
* Liaise closely with the production manager / team leaders / factory manager to ensure all outstanding issues are addressed in a timely manner
* It is expected that the maintenance Engineer (electrical) will carry out mechanical works as and when required.

Qualifications/ Knowledge & Experience


* Engineering discipline qualification – Mechanical Engineering ONC or BTEC Level 3 equivalent is essential
* COMPEX trained preferable

Specific Knowledge, Experience & Skills

* Previous experience working as a Maintenance Engineer in a process plant is essential; with a FMCG, Process, recycling and Chemical background.
* Good knowledge of liquids conveying systems and large rotating plant.
* Mechanical fitting experience
* Disassembly, inspection and rebuild of pump conveying equipment
* Fault finding and preventative maintenance experience.
* Good working knowledge of process hydraulics and pneumatics
* Good working knowledge of transmission components, gearboxes, bearing.
* Good working knowledge of heat exchangers, plate and coil in tube
* Good working knowledge of both steam and thermal oil heating systems (gas fired).
* Very good standard of both MIG and TIG repair / fabrication.

It would be beneficial if the successful candidate had the following additional skills / qualifications:

* Time served apprentice / NVQ level 3 in welding
* Coded to weld T.I.G Carbon steel - bore size 1/2" - 12"
* Coded to weld T.I.G Stainless steel - bore size 1/2" - 12"

Along with experience in both MMA and MIG.

This job description is a summary of the main duties of the role but is not exhaustive. It may be reviewed and updated regularly in discussion with the post holder.

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