Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Plant Maintenance Engineer

Plant Maintenance Engineer
Based: Cricklade (near Swindon)
Package: Annual salary up to £45,000 (dependent on experience) & Bonus and other company benefits
Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday 07:00 – 15:00 or 15:15 – 23:15) plus overtime (paid at 1.5)

The Company
GWP, one of the UK’s leading packaging manufacturers, are looking for a Plant Maintenance Engineer to join our established team. You will become part of a business established for more than 30 years, with a strong history of producing sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging.  Being part of Macfarlane PLC (the UK’s largest packaging distributor) and experiencing strong growth over the past three years.

The Plant Maintenance Engineer Role
The Plant Maintenance Engineer role is well suited to an individual with experience in a manufacturing environment.  Working on your own and in a team, you would be expected to maintain, modify and install plant, services and facilities across the sites within Macfarlane Group whilst maintaining and improving Health and Safety in line with company procedures and statutory regulations. Due to the ever changing needs of the business a flexible aptitude is key

This position will include some travel between our GWP Salisbury site (once or twice a week) and possibly our Westbury manufacturing site, to support breakdowns and business requirements. We are seeking someone with flexibility with start and finish times to suit machine availability to the maintenance department. Own transport and clean license is essential due to the different locations of the Macfarlane sites, however mileage allowance is available for traveling to the sites.

The Plant Maintenance Engineer Key Responsibilities
The right candidate would be multiskilled, preferable (but not essential) to have an electrical bias with the ability/understanding to test and inspect electrical installations. Mechanical applicants with some electrical abilities would be considered.  Also, to be proactive in their approach and constantly seeking to improve processes and plant though a constructive project based approach.
Where breakdowns occur, review the situation, look to analyse the cause, action / plan the repair to minimize downtime, monitor and report actions taken.
You will be experienced in mechanical maintenance including motors, drives, gearboxes etc, with an understanding of hydraulics & pneumatics.
Emphasis is being put on Planned Preventative Maintenance so the right candidate will be able to help facilitate the implementation and adhere to the ongoing schedules.

Do you have the correct profile?
If you have any or all of the following skills and experience, you will be a good fit for this position. However, if you have similar experience working within a maintenance/manufacturing environment and can demonstrate transferrable skills, please get in touch.

  • Electrical, 17th / 18th edition, C&G qualification or NVQ 3
  • Fault finding  electrical installations and machinery
  • Able to read electrical drawings
  • Electrical safety systems
  • Motor drives and controls
  • Multi skilled with electrical bias
  • Flexible
  • Problem solver
  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Punctual
  • Presentable
  • Able to lead by example
  • Positive attitude

Desired Qualifications / Experience

  • Mechanical experience / qualification
  • Welding / fabrication
  • Machining (turning)
  • Bearings, Gearboxes, Mechanical drive systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • PLC
  • Able to test and inspect electrical installations to BC7671

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds irrespective of your age, gender, disability, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or sexual orientation. Should you require any specific support or adjustments during the recruitment process, please email our recruitment team directly.

The package
You will earn a competitive basic starting salary alongside a generous and achievable annual bonus scheme. Additional benefits you will receive include:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 23 days annual leave plus all public/bank holidays
  • Long service awards (10-40 years)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP) to support and advise with well-being and any issues

How to Apply / Next Steps
The Plant Maintenance Engineer position is an urgent appointment.  As such, GWP will be working to swiftly identify and review the very best applicants to select the ideal candidate to commence as soon as possible. Please click ‘Apply’ to make an application, ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, and shortlisted applicants will typically hear from us within two to three weeks. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of the process. However, if you haven’t heard from us within four weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.