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Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk
Role:  Maintenance Engineer – Portsmouth based
Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth
Rate: £20-£25 per hour PAYE
Shifts – Rotating Shifts – Earlies: Monday – Friday 06:00 – 14:30, Lates: Monday – Thursday 14:30 – Midnight
Duration: 3-Months initially
37 hours per week – 
Start: ASAP

**A drug screening and DBS Check is required on all successful candidates prior to starting assignment**

I. Purpose of the Job

Support, maintain and improve production equipment to maximise manufacturing availability.

II. Principal Responsibilities

1. To maintain production equipment to ensure maximum uptime target of ?95% availability.

2. To promptly identify root cause of equipment failure and implement subsequent repair.

3. To manage an existing Planned Maintenance system, perform tasks to predetermined schedule, identifying potential operator owned tasks to sustain process uptime & maximise capacity.

4. To manage PM system & calibration of production ATE systems.

5. To manage gas regulator servicing and repair.

6. To identify & ensure sufficient spares are available to provide adequate response time regarding component failure

7. To specify and implement improvements to the production process or equipment to achieve cost, productivity or quality benefits.

8. To ensure process, equipment and ergonomic risk assessments are completed where necessary.

9. Ensuring timely completion of HSE actions

10. To write technical documents to define procedures, including cell maintenance instructions including defining of TPM schedules

11. To liaise with identified external partners/vendors regarding technical aspects of production equipment and spares.

12. To design or detail necessary jigs and fixtures.

13. Ensuring timely completion of Kaizen ideas

III. Principal Networks & Contact Links


• Supervisors and Team leaders

• Manufacturing / Quality Engineers


• Vendors regarding technical information, spares & repairs

• Tool-makers regarding spares

IV. Supervisory Responsibilities


V. Geographic Scope & Travel Requirements

Portsmouth – Travel for training / supplier visits only, as required

VI. Key Performance Measures

• Production uptime

• Equipment Roll Through Yield

• HSE action rail

• Kaizen idea action rail

VII. Hours of Work

• Shift hours will be rotating Early and Lates: Monday to Friday (total 37 hrs/wk)


I. Education Required (academic and/or technical education)

• Literacy and Numeracy.

• A broad range of qualifications may be acceptable; however, it is envisaged that there should be a sound Engineering background with a demonstrable ability, ideally supported by a recognised Mechanical or Electrical apprenticeship. An ONC/HNC in an Engineering discipline would be advantageous.

• Computer literate – experience with MS Office.

• Electrical installation qualification to a Minimum of 17th Edition desirable.

II. Work Experience Required (area and length of experience)

• A minimum of three years’ experience in a medium to high volume production environment will be required.

III. Technical Skills & Specific Knowledge Required (specific skills and knowledge required for the position)

• Practical experience with a hands-on and methodical approach to mechanical and electrical fault diagnosis/analysis with the ability to use diagnostic tools/equipment.

• The ability to communicate effectively with internal customers and external suppliers both on technical matters and general levels

• Proven working knowledge of assembly automation including diagnosing pneumatic system logic

• Previous experience of installation/testing, & fault finding of electrical systems and Experience of PLC program and control system interrogation would be an advantageous.

IV. Behavioural Competencies Required (e.g. organisational skills, ability to lead a team, etc.)

• Essential to be a team player.

• Ability to gain assistance from fellow employees

• Organisational skills required.

• Open minded / flexible / adaptable.

• Good timekeeper / reliable.

• Proactive.

• Proactive in HSE

V. Language Requirements (written and spoken skills)

• English