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Maintenance Engineer

  • Job reference: 926228
  • Location: Inverness, Highlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 26/06/2019

Orion Group are recruiting a Maintenance Engineer on behalf of our Multinational Medical Device Client based in Northern Scotland. This is initially a 6 month contract.

Performing of all Planned and Unplanned Maintenance for all Equipment used in the Manufacturing Process:

  • Preventative maintenance plan
  • Liaising with manufacturing planning to allow equipment engineering functions to take place
  • Electrical and mechanical trouble shooting

Providing Support to the Engineering Team on Issues Over and Above Equipment Maintenance:

  • Update documentation to support equipment modifications
  • Liaising with process engineers and development to optimise equipment efficiency, productivity and quality
  • Maintaining and developing of engineering infrastructure with LFSS

Engineering Improvement Projects:

  • Support engineering improvement projects
  • Meet timescales Meet budgets
  • Train Colleagues:
  • Assist in development of team skills matrix by coaching colleagues
  • Dealing with Equipment Suppliers and Service Providers
  • Design of Small Equipment/Brackets etc. to Support all Areas of Engineering:
  • Sub contract if/when necessary
  • Perform tasks on site


  • Apprenticeship served with ONC/HNC in Engineering
  • HND or a relevant engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of PLC/microprocessor or computer controlled production equipment
  • Pneumatic control systems and mechanical engineering
  • Ability to read and understand electrical and pneumatic schematics
  • Practical hands on person
  • Experience with high and low voltage supplies
  • Previous experience in performing planned and unplanned maintenance
  • Demonstration of sound methodology in faultfinding techniques
  • Involved in machine commissioning
  • Training experience


  • Good foundation in both electrical and mechanical engineering with elements of control systems
  • Additional qualifications/courses applicable to the position
  • Computer literate
  • Design review experience
  • Machine safety regulations
  • Electrical/mechanical/pneumatic systems awareness
  • Machine shop skills turning, milling, fitting etc.
  • Previous experience in a production /manufacturing environment
  • Specifications
  • Validation
  • Experience in using PLC software as a trouble-shooting toolGMP


  • Ability to work as an individual or as part of a team in a pressure situation
  • A reactive/flexible approach to machine maintenance and breakdowns
  • Good communication and reporting skills both verbal and written to allow work to be carried out over a shift change and beyond
  • Demonstrate a high quality of work and attention to detail
  • Persistence to attain resolution to problems
  • Results orientated, attention to detail

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.