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We are looking to recruit for the following position:-



Maintenance Engineer


Job Purpose:

To maintain on-site machinery, recondition various equipment and ensure a planned Maintenance Schedule is followed.




  • Managing and maintaining on-site machinery maintenance
  • Implementing and managing a maintenance plan for the factory
  • Involved with the company’s modern growth plan
  • Working alongside the Works/Production Manager





  • Carry out repairs to all aspects of engineering including welding, oxy-ethylene cutting, grinding, heavy mixer blade production and all types of pipe assembly
  • Maintaining on site pug mills, press pumps, blungers and arcs to ensure they run efficiently
  • Reconditioning various equipment and making ready spare replacement parts
  • Attending to basic electrical breakdowns, fault finding and if necessary liaising with Electro Engineers
  • Ensure that all on-site machinery is maintained through a Planned Maintenance Schedule
  • Assisting Works/Production Manager who will give guidance on engineering requirements


Key Interfaces:

  • Direct reporting to Works/Production Manager
  • Working alongside Valentine Clays team both office based and on the factory shop floor
  • Regular reports to the Managing Director


Essential Skills:

  • Electrical knowledge preferable
  • Trained & Certified in Mechanical Engineering
  • Proven knowledge of previous Maintenance Engineering role (preferable but not essential in a pottery oriented environment)


Person Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good team skills
  • Good time keeping and attendance


Working Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, hours 8am to 5pm
  • Job tools and equipment will be provided
  • Safety boots/shoes & overalls will be provided

How to Apply:
Interested applicants can apply in confidence by forwarding a full CV and covering letter to:- Closing date for applications is 28th January 2015. Anyone who had not received a response by 28th February 2015 should consider themselves unsuccessful in their application.

No agencies please.