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Western Approach, United Kingdom

The jobholder is responsible for “The Planned Maintenance and Repair of all Production plant and machinery. Operate as a multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer working as part of a team to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency of machine tool/plant breakdown, repairs, calibration, planned scheduled maintenance and all associated tasks, within the Maintenance Function in the new manufacturing facility.
Key Responsibilities
To perform scheduled and breakdown maintenance on conventional CNC machine tools, Vacuum Pumps, Robotics, Ovens, Autoclaves and general manufacturing equipment along with maintaining Risk assessments, Method Statements and Safe System Of Work.

Machine tool/Plant

Maintaining machine tool axes including linear guides / rails, motors, gearboxes, lead screws,
bearings, encoders, pumps etc.
Maintaining machine guarding both internally and externally

Maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic systems including counter balance circuits, hydraulic clamping, hydraulic motors, rams, cylinders

Checking and topping up various oils

Fault finding & diagnostics on complex Machine tools/plant

Machine alignments

Checking and correction of machine alignments, by clocking bars, datum holes and slip

gauges, laser alignments, ball bar tests

Correction by changing parameters in CNC control, testing with machine cuts/machine cycles, running diagnostic programs.

Electrical appreciation

Knowledge of machine tools electrically

Knowledge of machine parameters and diagnostics

Running calibration programs

Disconnecting pumps & motors

Resetting trip & fuses

CNC / PLC fault finding / diagnostics of the major PLC vendors such as Siemens, Allen Bradley, Rockwell, Omron and Schneider Systems.

Good understanding of electrical process control hardware

Knowledge of electrical schematics to PLC software and user interface development. Machine testing and debugging.

Knowledge of 840D Powerline or Modicon PLC's

Ensure continuous flow of material and information through shift handovers and escalation of shortages and machine downtime

Conduct start of shift meeting and full handover to incoming shift

Ensure an excellent standard of housekeeping is maintained in the team work area

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

Must have a Technicians level qualification (HNC or City & Guilds Part 3) and a minimum of 2 years’ post apprenticeship experience in the maintenance of machine tools and factory plant.

Customer Focused.
Drive & Commitment
Ability to read and understand machine drawings

Excellent problem solving skills and a confidence to challenge issues
Self-motivation with good communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage own workload in a fast changing environment to still hit key deliverables
Ability to work both alone and in small teams
Team working
Effective sharing of knowledge to colleagues with flexibility and willingness to support and share information at all times and when not on shift
Ability and willingness to undertake training

Working knowledge of IT systems including Microsoft packages
Diversity and Inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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