Multi Skilled Technician

A vacancy has arisen for a Multi-Skilled Technician to join the engineering team at our Washington, UK location.  The role holder is required to provide a competent electrical/mechanical engineering support service throughout the site to ensure a safe and efficient operational standard of all site services and production equipment 

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Work as part of the Engineering team but with an electrical bias, ensuring that there is adequate maintenance support to cover the factory 

  • Maintain site plant and equipment to the required business and legal standards, improving machine efficiency and preventing unplanned downtime 

  • Support the development of efficiency improvements in line with the objectives of the factory 

  • Continuously develop and support the Planned Preventative Maintenance System, implementing and recommending improvements that will reduce further downtime. Complete checklists allocated on a selective basis to ensure adherence to plan 

  • Support the successful introduction of new manufacturing equipment and services 

  • Liaise with production equipment suppliers and engineering sub-contractors to organise repairs and breakdowns that cannot be accomplished on site 

  • Process purchase requests where applicable for parts required for in-house projects, and raise emergency requisitions for emergency items as and when required. Liaise with the purchasing manager to arrange for the purchase of equipment, materials or parts, and evaluate products/parts according to specifications and quality standards 

  • Contribute to the compilation of proposals considered feasible to management 

  • Provide support and develop others in the team by means of mentoring, coaching or transferring knowledge 

  • Maintain engineering process documentation and maintain spare provisions stock as appropriate 

Knowledge and skills: 

  • Must have experience on PLC programming and interrogation on Siemens S7/S5 and Allen Bradley, Siemens, Yaskawa, Omron and Control Techniques drive systems 

  • Must possess experience of working with three phase/single phase circuits and intrinsically safe circuits 

  • Must be able to work at heights using access equipment 

  • Previous electrical/mechanical engineering experience within a manufacturing background essential 

  • Must hold at least ONC qualification in an appropriate discipline ideally HNC 

  • Possession of 17th edition wiring regulations certificate is required 

It is highly recommended that the full job profile is viewed prior to submitting an application.  The full job profile is available from the HR Department.  Candidates who feel they can meet the requirements should submit an up to date CV for the attention of Sarah-Jane Heaney – HR Officer to OpSec Security Ltd, 40 Phoenix Road, Crowther, Tyne and Wear, NE38 0AD or via email