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Maintenance Technician

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  • Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, Wales
  • Permanent,
  • Manufacturing,
  • MTBH
  • 08/07/2024
Job description

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Maintenance Technician for a well-established client based in Ystrad Mynach.

Salary: £28,000-£30,000 P/A

Manufacturing Technicians run and maintain factory equipment and assembly processes, monitor and check the product quality and document results in strict adherence to protocols. To achieve maximum effectiveness of machinery and equipment by minimising downtime and supporting the effective operation of the PPM system.

Essential Job Functions/ Responsibilities

•              To ensure efficient production through maintenance of assets, assured technical capabilities and compliance with regulatory and company requirements.

•              They ensure products are produced exactly as intended and are free of defects. 

•              They will perform equipment setup, operation, equipment adjustments and minor preventative maintenance tasks to meet all standards for safety, quality and efficiency.

•              They run tests on all assemblies and equipment to test for safety and productivity before they are put into production.

•              If in testing assemblies and equipment the Manufacturing Technician identifies any problems, they must identify potential solutions and attempt to troubleshoot the issue using their technical knowledge.

•              Setting up and operating different machines, running and monitoring the output of machine tools, a highly automated manufacturing cell or process.

•              Working on or monitoring the output of an assembly station.

•              Know the manufacturing process in detail, troubleshooting at an appropriate level and involving senior members of staff if/when they are not able to correct the problem.

•              Monitor and check the product quality as they will be responsible for identifying when the process is deviating from the norm and acting to correct it.

•              Maintain accurate and clear documentation that proves that manufacturing is being carried out in accordance with both internal and external quality systems or regulations. It is important that procedures are followed, but it is    also important that it can be shown and proved that procedures were followed.

•              Keep equipment in good working order by performing regular inspection, cleaning, servicing along with routine and preventative maintenance to make sure the machine or process never breaks down.

•              Keep maintenance logs for all the machines or process they oversee, which requires proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software.

•              Provide regular productivity reports, and incident reports if an accident occurs.

•              Apply lean manufacturing principles to eliminate waste in the production process or apply.

•              Ensure production area is safe to work, productive and has required inventory.

•              Maintain production machines and equipment’s.

•              Ensure equipment and work floor is clean, safe and well-maintained.

•              Monitor and control processes using visual observation, process data and on-line testing.

•              Identify and debug problems in processes, products, equipment and work for solution.

Essential Skill Requirements


  • A time served engineer with minimum HNC/HND qualification in an Engineering discipline is essential.
  • Excellent trouble-shooter with the ability to resolve problems effectively and within a cost effect manner
  • Confident decision maker who understands the commercial implications of decisions

Successful candidates will be a pro-active team worker, liaising and co-operating with all members of staff. Operate within the confines of company policy and procedure requirements, including integrity and confidentiality in respect of the business. Abide by health and safety legislation in respect of yourself and others.

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