Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Kingston upon Hull

£46K - £47K

We’re looking for a Mechanical Maintenance Technician to join one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, with a presence in close to 30 countries.

You will be based at the Hull site, as mechanical maintenance technician, you will be responsible for the execution of cost-effective engineering and maintenance plans for the EtAc assets at Hull Site to achieve safe, reliable, high rate operation.

Our client execute the mechanical plant maintenance with an in-house team, led by a Maintenance supervisor, a Mechanical Engineer and a Maintenance coordinator. All maintenance is recorded, planned and executed via a SAP computerised system.

The role is also intended as a potential development opportunity to acquire/demonstrate plant assurance experience such that the holder can progress into a Supervisor / Coordinator role.

If you thrive on a challenge and are prepared to push yourself, then our client's open and non-hierarchical approach to business will give you the opportunity to quickly develop your career.

What we offer

Competitive salary
Discretionary annual bonus plan
Generous contributory pension
Life assurance25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays with option to buy extra annual leave and flex 5 of these bank holidays
Ongoing career development
Wide range of benefits including discounted private medical insurance, health cash plans and high street discounts
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Online health and fitness hub for employees, plus friends and family
Employee Assistance Programme offering a wide range of support services including counselling, financial support, legal services – for employees and family.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Volunteering opportunities
Key accountabilities of mechanical maintenance technician

Monitor equipment performance, maintain, repair and troubleshoot.
Be actively involved and provide suggestions on equipment performance and/or any problems experienced on equipment.
Manage spares for such equipment in conjunction with Maintenance Supervisor and coordinator.
Laser alignment of rotating equipment.
Practice preventative maintenance and use of specialised equipment.
Electronic recording of maintenance activities and interacting with the IT Systems, including: SAP, Excel, Word, Outlook, Power point.
Working within the Control of Work systems and accompanying SSO’s.
Supervise and facilitate people and work where required, including day to day supervision of contractors and service providers if required.
Assisting and facilitating in leak sealing activities.
Assisting and facilitating with HP Jetting when required – training can be provided.
About you

Ideally, we are looking for someone with previous work experience within the process/petrochemical industry who is familiar with Control of work and COMAH sites.

The successful candidate will be ONC qualified in an engineering related subject with experience of line management and working with maintenance teams.

The ability to progress a job from initiation to completion, including organising support services is key along with the ability to work independently and with minimum supervision.

You will be able to work in a flexible environment with staff at all levels, therefore excellent communication skills are essential.

A sound understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles are also essential to be successful in this role, these include:

Knowledge of Pumps and their application.
Knowledge of handvalves, types and use, repair.
Proficient in joint repair, gasketing and bolting selection.
Knowledge of Centrifugal and reciprocating compressors.
Knowledge of the following advantageous: Leak sealing, HP Jetting, Oil analysis, Vibration analysis, Laser alignment, Thermography, small bore pipe installation.
Knowledge of steam distribution systems, heat tracing etc.

Forward Assist Recruitment is operating as an employment agency. Forward Assist Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

For further details and / or to apply for this job, please contact us today quoting Ref: JB-3097

07748 707550

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