Mechanical Maintenance Craft Engineer

  • Job Reference: R11644
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £25,250 to £40,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + £5,141 Allowance
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Have you served a recognised Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship and are looking for your next career move that can offer excellent training and development?

Do you like the idea of having every other Friday off work as part of your standard working pattern?

If so, a career at AWE could be for you!

This is a superb opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to support the UK's Nuclear defence programme and be part of a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things.

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area

Package: £25,250 - £40,000 (dependent on experience), plus £5141 allowance

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

Working within our Craft Engineering team, this role will give you the opportunity to carry out a wide range of planned and reactive mechanical maintenance activities on facility and production plant and equipment which can include installations, repairs, replacements, calibration, testing, modifications.

On a day to day basis you will apply and hone your trade skills, working in accordance with task instructions in a safe and effective manner. This may include carrying out rectification of faults and maintenance on mechanical services such as, steam, compressed air, vacuum, pneumatics as well heating and ventilation systems such as fans, motors, pumps, belts and bearings.

Though not to be considered a check list, candidates would benefit from knowledge/experience of ANY of the following:

  • Fault finding techniques and methodologies

  • Health and Safety at Work and Safe System of Work

  • Heating & Ventilation systems

  • Previous experience in a building, plant or manufacturing environment

  • Operational Craft experience

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in relevant discipline or NVQ/Diploma Level 2 plus industrial experience

  • A recognised relevant qualification such as City & Guilds, ONC or BTEC Level 3 etc

All Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.