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Mechanical Engineer - Coventry

Job Category:  Engineering
Salary Range: £35k plus overtime
Location: West Midlands - Coventry
Job Type: Permanent

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Job Description

Post Title: Mechanical Engineer

Salary: £35k plus overtime

Location: Coventry


Overall Purpose:

Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday 0530-1400 and 1330 to 2200 – rotating shift pattern

To provide a pro-active approach to the prevention of equipment failure and ensuring the schedule PM is carried out as planned. Ensuring Quality, waste and efficiency targets are met by working as an integral part of the manufacturing team. Following all Health & Safety procedures at all times.

  1. Carry out work assignments issued by Manager and maximize effectiveness of the shift at all times by ensuring efficient completion of tasks.
  2. Demonstrate a team approach with regard to maintenance and hygiene of equipment and support (teams of) operators.
  3. Provide support to the team during breaks and absences and work together to ensure completion of their duties.
  4. Follow all work instructions, procedures, job descriptions at all times.
  5. Ensure that all Work Orders, PM’s issued to the shift are completed.
  6. Complete all necessary paper work.
  7. Work with other functions as part of the manufacturing team to ensure efficient running of the equipment and carry out prioritized work as agreed
  8. Carry out the assigned activities to meet operational targets; working with other functions to ensure mutual objectives are met.
  9. Compliance with Company policies, procedures and regulations (e.g. attendance, quality, safety, GMP’s, etc.) and ensure these are followed to maintain the required standards (e.g. Safety, PPE etc.).
  10. Resolve Mechanical and where possible Electrical problems in a timely fashion.
  11. Order spare parts as required on shift if unavailable from stock and contact contractors/suppliers as required in order to resolve problems on shift.
  12. Ensure all parts removed from stores while on shift are booked out of stores in the correct way
  13. Where necessary, mustinitiate the purchase of parts or equipment completing the relevant order requisition forms with relevant information., handing them into the Lead engineer orEngineering Stores Administrator for processing
  14. Provide the Lead Engineer with information on all engineering downtime attended on shift,, related quality issue, work orders completed, PM’s completed and other details as required.
  15. Identify and analyse problems before crises and determine appropriate action and follow-up.
  16. Ensure remedial works to equipment raised by work order or PM’s are highlighted to the Lead engineer. .
  17. Complete “Permit to Work’ system when appropriate.
  18. Advise teams (of Operators) on a continuous basis with regard to simple maintenance and/or continuous improvement.
  19. Advise teams (of Operators) on a continuous basis with regard to simple maintenance and/or continuous improvement.

Work closely with Production teams (Leads and operators and shift supervisors). Work under supervision of engineering managers.  Also Liaise with QA, Logistics and Warehouse as required.  Ensure that handovers are smooth and efficient whilst sharing relevant information with shift engineers. This should be carried out in the plant. Request/give information from/to the engineering manager..

Capable of instructing un-skilled/semi-skilled people in simple operations of equipment and set up of machinery (ongoing).

Use of power tools, drills, grinders, cutting equipment, saws, files, presses.

Use of ladders, steps, walkways.

May have to work with hot equipment using suitable safe systems of work and/or PPE.

Occasionally will be required to operate FLT’s to handle parts/equipment.

Reports to the engineering manager. Make decisions which can effect safety/safe operation of equipment in conjunction with Shift supervisors/leads/hygiene/operators.



Primarily based on the shop floor in all production areas and engineering workshop. Also work may involve working outside or on roof area, stairwells, ducts, plant rooms, office areas and warehouse.

May have to work in warm, humid, cold or wet environments for short periods of time.

May have to work exposed to weather occasionally using suitable protective equipment/PPE.

Occasionally may have to work in confined spaces ensuring permit procedures are adhered to.


Qualifications & Experience:

Mechanical qualifications/time served apprenticeship. (Electrical if possible)

2 Years experience of working in an automated production environment.

A good standard of both written and oral English

Basic Health & Safety

Data and analytical skills

Computer literate. (word/excel/windows based packages)

Desirable skills:- PLC, pneumatics, hydraulics, temperature control, instrumentation, welding, FLT license

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