Maintenance Technician

28 March 2024
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Job Type


A Maintenance Technician is sought by a global automotive manufacturing organisation serving customers in over 150 countries, based at their Sunderland plant.
This role will be on rotating shifts. Day shift: 6:55-15:13 Monday to Thursday, 6:55-14:48 Friday. Late shift: 16:30-00:48 Monday to Thursday, 15:05-22:58 Friday.
The Role:
As Maintenance Technician you will provide multi-skilled support in ensuring the efficient and effective operation of all plant facilities.
Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor as part of the Operations Support team, you will carry out a variety of tasks including: responding to breakdowns, recording and analysing data, continuous improvement, TPM, working with robots, pneumatic / hydraulic stems, PLCs etc.
Your day to day duties will include:

  • Maintenance of assembly equipment and site facilities as and when required
  • Responding to breakdowns as and when they occur on the assembly equipment on a priority basis
  • Close liaison with Manufacturing Engineers in the introduction of changes that affect facilities, safety, or environment
  • Recording and analysing data from equipment failures
  • Liaising and working with outside contractors when required
  • Coordinating equipment availability and carrying out Planned Preventative Maintenance activities
  • Assisting operations in improving uptime on the equipment and producing statistics for recording purposes
  • Working with Fanuc / Universal robots, pneumatic / hydraulic systems, conveyor systems, and working at height
  • PLC problem solving and programming – Siemens S7 / TIA
  • Day shift: 6:55-15:13 Monday to Thursday, 6:55-14:48 Friday
  • Late shift: 16:30-00:48 Monday to Thursday, 15:05-22:58 Friday

The successful Maintenance Technician will have the following:

  • Qualified to HNC / ONC Level 3 or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Minimum 16th Edition electrical regulations
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, ideally automotive
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-skilled maintenance team
  • Strong electrical and mechanical problem-solving skills, including reading and understanding of drawings
  • Experience of programming and problem solving PLCs in particular Siemens S7 TIA
  • Experience of working with Fanuc / Universal robots
  • Experience of working with pneumatic / hydraulic systems
  • Experience of working with conveyor systems
  • Good interpersonal skills, including clear and concise communication both written and verbal

Benefits package:

  • Excellent salary
  • Shift premium
  • Paid overtime as and when required
  • Employee wellbeing programme
  • Occupational health and physio
  • 34 days holiday including bank holidays, increasing with service
  • Enhanced pension scheme and Death in Service
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee discounts
  • Onsite facilities
  • Ongoing training and career development
  • Potential to travel to and support other sites and initiatives

Maintenance Technician

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Excellent salary + shift premium + benefits
Maintenance Engineer | Electrical Engineer | Mechanical Engineer | Multiskilled Engineer | Multi Skilled Engineer | Multiskilled Technician | Multi Skilled Technician | Automotive Engineer

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