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Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Wimblington, March PE15, UK Req #993
21 May 2024

Package Description: 

Great benefits such as:                      

  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, plus each year you will have the option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance
  • Online savings- major retailers, utilities, entertainment plus many more!

Job Purpose:

To operate as part of a team to ensuring that the plant is running at an optimum level, minimising downtown and achieving all internal maintenance demands, in an effective and timely manner

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out effective mechanical and/or electrical maintenance and repair on machinery and services
  • Ensuring machinery and services are maintained to meet individual department's requirements
  • Conducting appropriate checks on machinery/equipment
  • Operating machinery and equipment only when trained, including start-ups, shut downs and maintaining operations at the agreed level, maximizing productivity
  • To communicate effectively and accurately any information about stock requirements
  • Compilation of any reports in relation to work undertaken including but not limited to: Fault Repairs, PPM, Overtime, Lost Time Reports, Breakdown Reports and expenditure
  • Ensure that all machinery and equipment is used of a safe standard, and any malfunctions/missing components are immediately reported
  • To take personal responsibility for their own and others safety through safe working practices
  • Responsible for machinery isolation
  • Responsible for care of tools and equipment used
  • Participation in shift briefings
  • Liaising with production team to support continuous improvement
  • To buddy new employees to share knowledge of the job and plant
  • Adhering to all site policies
  • Dynamic risk assessment for bespoke jobs and ensure involvement of appropriate staff
  • Quick and effective repairing of all equipment
  • Completion of work arising from daily action lists to agreed time and priority
  • Sign off on all work completed
  • Keep records of parts and equipment used
  • Maintain good standards of housekeeping leaving all working areas clean and tidy
  • Reporting of defects with tools and equipment
  • To work with off-going/oncoming operative to ensure effective handover of area between shifts


Experience required:

  • Time served Mechanical / Electrical engineer
  • Previous experience of manufacturing or processing industry; and major plant and equipment
  • Proven track record of problem solving
  • Experience of Planned Preventative Maintenance systems
  • Exposure to Dynamic risk assessments
  • Experience of having actively participated in team briefings or involvement in continuous improvement
  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential


Personal characteristics:


  • Use their initiative
  • Constantly striving to achieve high standards
  • Able to take instructions
  • An understanding of when problems need to be escalated
  • Willing to try new things and ways of working
  • Learn from their mistakes
  • Takes personal responsibility
  • Loyal to the business and each other
  • Happy to help their colleagues 

Who We Are: 

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

Find out more about us at www.emrgroup.com  

It goes without saying that you will need the correct licences or certificates for a variety of our roles.

However, at EMR we value the way we do things as much as the delivery. We call our expectations our Behaviours. They align with our Values of We Care and We Do, and they apply across all levels and roles in the business.

​We Care

- Integrity – you are Respectful and Honest

- Trust – you are Collaborative and Genuine

We Do

- Accountable – you are Determined and Responsible

- Innovative – you have a Growth Mind-set and you are Progressive


The EMR Way - Our Behaviours will achieve success as One Team.

If you embody our Behaviours, we want to hear from you! 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Wimblington, March PE15, UK