Shift Technician

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We are looking to recruit a shift Technician to join our Queensferry team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for maximising availability of plant equipment through effective preventative and reactive maintenance on a fast moving production line.  The Shift Technician is usually the only engineering team member working on a given shift.  This means they will usually have a control / electrical background but must be capable of undertaking basic mechanical repairs.  They must adopt a flexible approach to work, be capable of working independently and taking a lead in implementing repair work, and deciding when to ask for additional support

Main accountabilities:

• To maintain the plant by performing planned preventative and predictive maintenance tasks and efficient response to plant breakdowns

• Comply with the Company’s Health & Safety and Environmental Policy and Procedures so that a safe and secure environment is maintained

• Active engagement in plant CI activities

General skills:

• Self-motivated

Team player

• Problem solving ability

• Willing to take a hands on approach

• Able and willing to work beyond control engineering boundaries

• Able to communicate across different levels within the organisation

• Confident enough to make decisions based on information available

• Ability to look at situations holistically

Technical skills:

• Capable of obtaining information from electrical drawings of various standards

• Fully conversant with motor starters and control systems

• Good understanding of motor variable speed technology (preferably ABB)

• Understanding of relay logic systems

• Understanding of networked PLC systems including ability to fault find and perform programming functions (preferably Siemens S7 / Profibus / ASI)

• Understanding of electronic weight control

• Familiarity with a variety of instrumentation types

• Capable of taking on project tasks and seeing them through from conception to implementation

• Mechanical aptitude

•  Clear understanding of electrical (e.g. 17th Edition Wiring Regulations) and process safety standards

• Understanding of the principles of the HASWA and associated regulations

• Awareness of the principles of Environment Agency / Natural Resources Wales requirements

Salary & Benefits

• £33,374 & £6667

• Annual performance related bonus

• Pension scheme

• Westfield Health Care

• Sick pay (after 3 months of service)

• Life assurance scheme

• Onsite gym

• Occupational Health & Mental Health First Aiders

• Perkbox

• Cycle to work scheme

About Knauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation is the UK’s leading provider of high performance, sustainable Glass and Rock Mineral Wool insulation solutions. With more than 40 years of experience in the insulation industry, it is one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide.

As part of the Knauf Group, a €10bn turnover multi-national family-owned manufacturer of building materials and construction systems, Knauf Insulation employs more than 5,500 employees and has 27 manufacturing sites in 15 countries, with a turnover of €2bn in 2019. In the UK, the company employs over 500 people at its manufacturing plants in Cwmbran, Queensferry and St Helens.

Knauf Insulation’s mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, with care for the people who make them, the people who use them and the world we all depend on.

Its vision is to lead the change in smarter insulation solutions for a better world. Its aspiration is to be the world’s most trusted insulation partner providing high performing and smart insulation solutions and services for a better world.

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Queensferry, Deeside

Chemistry Lane
CH5 Deeside Directions

We’re passionate about developing our people

At Knauf Insulation your career is a journey through one or multiple roles that you hold within the company. Progression is not just about promotion, it is about building capability and experience. There are several different ways to progress within Knauf Insulation and we are proud to see a high number of our employees who have moved between teams, departments and even countries. Working for a global market leading organisation, the limits really are endless.


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