Job Description

Mechanical Plant Engineer

Circa £40k per annum plus benefits


  • Do you hold HND/HNC in Mechanical engineering?
  • Are you happy to work a rotational shift Monday – Friday?
  • Are you a motivated Engineer who thrives on mentoring other engineers?


If you answered “yes” to the above questions, click apply now!!



• Generous annual leave allowance of 35 days

• Competitive pension scheme with an 8% contribution

• Comprehensive healthcare coverage

• Performance-based bonus scheme


We are seeking a Mechanical Plant Engineer with experience providing mentorship to others whilst working in a safe and planned maintenance environment. You will play a pivotal role in supervising both day and shift mechanical engineers alongside subcontractors, ensuring operations run smoothly and safely. Utilising the Engineering department's Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS), you will oversee the servicing of plant and equipment according to planned preventative maintenance schedules, minimising process plant downtime through initiative-taking maintenance. Your firsthand approach and cheerful outlook will drive and motivate your team, while maintaining high engineering standards.



  • Manage day-to-day operations, providing frontline maintenance support in compliance with EH&S regulations.
  • Supervise and/or conduct routine/preventative and reactive maintenance on mechanical aspects of the process plant.
  • Assist in creating and managing risk assessments, method statements, and safe work systems.
  • Ensure all work meets site standards and specifications.
  • Communicate effectively with site supervisors regarding repairs and timelines.
  • Maintain accurate records and update the CMMS for audit readiness.
  • Support the Maintenance Manager in statutory legal obligations and site infrastructure upkeep.
  • Lead, coach, and develop the mechanical maintenance team, including apprentices.
  • Participate in the call-out rota and provide cover for absences on-site.


Skills & Experience

  • Qualified Level 3 or above in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience of maintaining Conveyor Systems, Crushers, Screens, Pneumatic & Hydraulic systems would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in reading technical drawings.
  • Ability to work at height and in confined spaces with relevant training.
  • Iosh qualified or experience in working within strict health & safety guidelines.
  • Supervisory experience in maintenance, including providing leadership to engineers on site, not managing staff directly but providing leadership within the role.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS Office packages., confident working with CMMS systems


Key Skills and Attributes

  • Leadership and leading by example.
  • Strong prioritisation and organisational skills.
  • Effective communication and presentation abilities.
  • Deadline-driven with an initiative-taking 'can-do' attitude.
  • Commercial awareness and integrity.
  • Initiative and resilience.
  • Compassionate and dependable.
  • Active listener and influencer.
  • Customer-focused and accountable.
  • Embraces change and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborator with excellent people skills.




Monday to Friday - 1400hrs - 2200hrs / 0600hrs - 1400hrs / 0400hrs - 1200hrs on rotation

Expectation of working 1 Saturday in 3 on overtime rate of 1.5x Sunday work is paid at a rate of 2x.


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