Mechanical Craftsman

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We are looking for a Mechanical Craftsman to join our Cwmbran team on days. The role purpose will be to maximise the operating efficiency of the plant and to maintain the assets, these objectives are to be achieved at the lowest practicable cost. To carry out maintenance work as directed, organizing material requirements and any supplementary labour.


Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

 Responsible for all Mechanical Maintenance activities whilst providing a continuous 24 hour maintenance service for all process and ancillary support equipment and services, in order to maximize area Plant availability and Production capability.

 Co-ordinating maintenance activities within a specified area of the plant.

 Working in close liaison with Production and other managers during MBT and Lean Manufacturing activities.

 Assisting the Engineering Manager in the control of outside contractors introduced into the area (e.g. dropshifts, development projects, major repair projects), to meet specific work requirements and the development of the plant to meet changes in Production techniques.

 Responsible for regular testing and maintenance of all Mechanical services and associated standby equipment providing Process and Plant Protection.

 Enforce safe working practices to ensure that all activities are carried out in a safe manner. Provide and maintain a safe working environment.

 Responsible for the implementation and development of mechanical maintenance routines for the designated areas

 Ensure that spare parts are correctly stocked and appropriate

 Carry out training of plant personnel where required



    Knowledge & experience:

     Preferably experience of mechanical maintenance in a continuous manufacturing process

    • 5 – 10 years maintenance experience

    • Multi- skill trained

     Excellent organisational skills

     Highly motivated and team player

     Proven effective management and communication skills

     Preferably knowledge of SAP PM 


    Salary & Benefits

    • £36k

    • Holiday allowance

    • 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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    Cwmbran, South Wales

    NP44 2YQ
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    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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