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Biffa Waste Services

Shift Electrical Maintenance Technician

location icon Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom

Changing the way people think about waste.

At Biffa, we love working with waste. Whether we’re turning it into sustainable power, finding new ways to recycle it or simply keeping it off the streets, we believe every day is an opportunity to improve the lives of millions. It’s a view that’s shared by our 10,000+ people around the country, who trust us to provide them with a career that’s always rewarding, often challenging, but never dull. And it’s why we’re the UK’s No. 1 choice for business waste management.

Help us make a difference as a Maintenance Technician, based in Seaham, County Durham, Biffa Polymers are currently constructing phase 2 of the largest and most technically advanced plastic drinks bottles reprocessing plants in the UK. At the forefront of innovation and technology within the plastics recycling industry, Biffa Polymers recycle PET drinks bottles into food grade materials to be used for new bottles or food packaging.

A quick look at the role.

To support the business as it expands its operations in the North East an exciting opportunity now exists for a number of experienced Maintenance Technicians to join the team.

With a proven record of maintenance engineering behind you, you will have experience in providing essential electrical or mechanical support on production and ancillary machinery with clear evidence of maintaining a safe working environment. Experience of plastic processing and extrusion machinery, or automated manufacturing machinery would be an advantage but is not a prerequisite.

The hours for this position are 4 on 4 off (2 days, 2 nights then 4 off).

Why it’s an opportunity not to be wasted.

  • Improving machinery and facilities reliability through maintenance activities, modification and good engineering practises
  • Carrying out routine maintenance activities ensuring equipment performance is maintained and optimised
  • Fault finding and repairs in breakdown situations, using engineering drawings and machine manuals
  • Carrying out PPM tasks for all key equipment
  • Assisting the MRO team maintain spare parts stores stock levels & records
  • Undergoing training to maintain or improve competency and skill levels
  • Operating with a degree of autonomy working within the parameters of department deliverables and health and safety legislation.
  • Providing support and assistance to the production and engineering departments as well as improving the service provided by the maintenance department as a whole.
  • Carrying out routine inspections and either repair or report defects to management
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Publication date: 2023-11-22
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