full time

Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician full time

Reports to: Production Team Leader

Dotted line: Functional Manager, Asset Care Engineering Manager


The Maintenance Technician role is key to ensuring self-sufficiency of a maintenance team. The role forms part of the team which will include maintenance, tool room and engineering. Working closely with the Departmental Manager and Team Leaders, they will be responsible for first line maintenance, repairs and servicing of factory assets including injection moulding machines and ancillary equipment.

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • Health and Safety awareness ensuring a zero accident mentality
  • Follow Best Practice Engineering and maintenance standards to comply with legislation and both local site and Group Best Practice
  • Maintenance performance to plan including recording, resolving and escalating issues to meet defined Quality Criteria.
  • Process control and continuous improvement Projects
  • Risk assess, Document and communicate process/services modifications
  • Planned maintenance and manage Operator Asset Care to plan, including machine and services safety systems
  • Facilitating the training/mentoring/induction of colleagues
  • Provide effective reactive, preventive, and corrective maintenance of the production and utility equipment and systems
  • Effective fault finding and problem-solving
  • Identification of replacement parts and work to ensure the most cost effective option
  • Working with other departments to ensure the business priorities are met
  • Completion of work as requested by the authorized superior in accordance with the set quality criteria
  • Maintenance of a safe, clean, and tidy work area in cooperation with the other shift workers
  • Correct use of tools and adequate use of the personal protection equipment provided and to adhere to all occupational health & safety instructions given by the employer
  • Adherence to operational instructions and procedures, adherence to existing technical regulations and the statutory provisions and regulations
  • The job holder agrees to transition his/her workstation and structured handover to the maintenance engineer from the next shift in proper condition

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of Health and Safety related Accidents and Incidents/audits non compliance
  • Own Attendance
  • Quality standards within agreed levels
  • OEE maintained at budgeted levels
  • Adherence to Planned Maintenance programme
  • Process capability
  • Improvement projects impact
  • Time to fix issues
  • Workplace Organisation Standards
  • Team Improvements to targets
  • Training and development to plan
  • Waste reduction initiatives

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Health and Safety awareness and formal training in functional legislation
  • GCSE passes at average or above level in Maths and English or equivalent standard
  • Experience of maintenance or projects in manufacturing operations
  • Process knowledge Moulding
  • Quality Training
  • Process control
  • Continuous improvement techniques
  • Ability to train others
  • Proactive in fault finding - mechanical and electrical
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Continuous Improvement Projects
  • Mechanical qualification at approved and certified national competence level and Electrical qualification-18th edition would be desirable


  • Ability to assess risk and work safely
  • Ability to work to company procedures
  • Reliable timekeeping and attendance
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate
  • Positive attitude with a desire to develop and progress
  • A desire to meet and exceed customer expectations in terms of quality of product
  • Attention to detail
  • Continuous improvement desire
  • Proactive and ability to problem solve effectively
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Unspecified Duties: This job description reflects the immediate requirements and objectives of the post. It is not an exhaustive list of duties but gives a general indication of the work undertaken which may vary in detail in light of changing demands and priorities.

More information

Salary: £ 38302.44 plus £2795.52 shift allowance

Schedule: 12 hour panama shift pattern

Development steps: Team Leader / Project Management


Do you have any questions, require additional information or wish to apply for the position?
If so, please contact Julie Tregay, HR Manager on 01692 400023 or via email on j.tregay@wppg.com.
We aim to contact you within 2 days.


08 Feb 2023