Maintenance Engineer

Zoek Pin Braintree, Essex, England

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 17 days ago

Looking for a role with progression?

Wanting a permanent job that can offer security?

Do you offer previous experience as a Maintenance Engineer?

If so, Driver Hire Chelmsford and Harlow want to hear from you!

Our client, who manufacture and supply Metal Products for the engineering and construction sectors, seek a Maintenance Engineer based in Braintree to start as soon as possible.

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor and Operations Manager, this position will involve assisting the maintenance team in planned maintenance and breakdown repairs throughout the company site. Ensuring the smooth day to day running of the company machines and buildings.

Depending on the individuals working situation, this role can be offered on a straight permanent or a temporary to permanent basis (temporary to permanent, 12 weeks working for the client via the agency before transferring permanent).

Duties of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist the planning of breakdown maintenance of the whole site.

  • Assist the planning and implementation of new project installations.

  • Liaise with sub-contractors, vehicles service operators and insurance inspectors.

  • Adhere to Health and Safety requirements identified, along with any other compliance issues.

  • Assist in purchasing maintenance related products and services.

  • Maintain the maintenance spares and factory consumables store.

  • Routine production related tasks.

  • Site Security.

  • Assist in management of company vehicles (Forklifts, Cherry Picker, Van etc).

  • Ensure the working area is safe and tidy.

  • Assist in Supervising apprentices/trainees when allocated to the maintenance department.

  • Provide full support to all maintenance team.

  • Suggest improvements to procedures, equipment, operating methods etc. to increase efficiency.

  • Meet company deadlines.

Company benefits:

  • Competitive Salary.

  • Overtime and weekend rates

  • Full training provided.

  • Production related bonus paid monthly (based on performance).

  • 30 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays)

The ideal candidate will offer:

  • Have a good understanding of mechanical and preferably electrical engineering.

  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload effectively.

  • Strong team player skills and experience working in a team.

  • Be self-motivated.

  • Organised and tidy.

  • Ability to solve problems effectively.

  • Flexible with working hours – additional hours and weekends may be required.

  • Hard working.

  • Apprenticeship minimum to NVQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering (Craft and Technician)/Foundry.

  • Hydraulics and pneumatics training/experience.

  • Electrical qualifications - Electrical Maintenance basics at a minimum.

  • IOSH or NEBOSH qualification advantageous.

  • Ideally, 3+ years’ experience as a maintenance Technician/engineer.

  • Ideally have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s including Math & English and Science (C or above).

  • A working knowledge of Windows and MS Office

  • Physically fit – to complete heavy lifting tasks required in position.

Candidates without the above qualifications but who can demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience will be considered.

Working hours:

Monday to Thursday – 7am to 3:30pm

Friday – 7am to 2:30pm

Minimum 39-hour week.

Overtime and weekend rates paid at higher rate.


Temporary to permanent basis:

£ per hour (INC holiday) *

£ per hour (EXC holiday)

Overtime and weekend rates paid at higher rate.

Permanent basis:

Competitive salary, depending on individuals experience and qualifications.

  • Holiday must be request by the worker each week by written confirmation on timesheet.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every application. If you do not hear back from us within 10 days, this means you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

May we take this opportunity to thank you for applying for this role.

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