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Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Canterbury, Kent
Job Type
3 Feb 2024

Reed Engineering is excited to announce that they are working with a packaging business who are recognised for their technology & sustainable products on a global scale. We are working closely with them to recruit for a Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer on a full-time permanent basis.

As the Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer, you will work closely with the maintenance manager and lead engineer. The role is required to compliment the Engineering Maintenance team with a sound understanding of engineering fundamentals, both electrical and mechanical.

The role will support various upgrade/improvement projects to optimise our equipment utilisation and efficiency targets and is required to be fully autonomous and proactive to help ensure the Engineering Department supports future business growth.

Opportunities like this to represent such a business aren't too common.


  • Assisting the Engineering Manager to create a high performing team with the overall target to achieve zero breakdowns and eliminate machine setup issues.
  • Undertake planned maintenance tasks autonomously to maximise machinery up time and minimise disruption to production targets.
  • Assist and support with reactive maintenance tasks in a proactive fashion, liaising with the Engineering Manager to ensure production downtime is minimised
  • Work on electrical installations up to 400V, process safety circuits, and electrical control circuits (PLC & VSD), following relevant health and safety standards
  • Assist the Engineering Manager with creating and reviewing risk assessments, SOPs, OPLs, and Preventative Maintenance Schedules
  • Undertake proactive and effective fault diagnosis utilising both mechanical and electrical root cause analysis to establish problems and determine solutions.

Skills and experience include:

  • Formal Qualification in Engineering, NVQ level 3+ with significant experience in Electrical and Mechanical
  • PLC Control systems (fundamental knowledge)
  • Variable Speed Drives (fundamental knowledge)
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (Desirable)
  • Experience of working in a high-volume manufacturing environment, ideally within packaging industry.
  • Ability to demonstrate actual workplace experience in applying Engineering knowledge and skills to perform root cause analysis.

Benefits include:

  • Life assurance
  • Medical cash plan
  • Paid breaks
  • Enhanced overtime rates
  • Training and development courses & study programmes


  • 5-week shift rotation

If you are interested in this role, please apply and Reed Engineering looks forward to speaking about this opportunity in more detail.

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  • Job Reference: 1227961283-2
  • Date Posted: 3 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Reed Engineering
    Reed Engineering
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary: £46,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent