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Maintenance Technician - Up to £35,000 – Preston

Updated: Jun 18

Oakley Recruitment is working in partnership with a well-established organisation based in Preston as a Maintenance Technician on a full-time permanent basis.

Culture and Environment

A dynamic and fast pace environment with a family feel to the organisation, they have strong values and care about their staff immensely. Staff tend to stay here for many years which speaks high volumes about the organisation.


The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable with a hands-on approach. You will be a good team worker with the ability to work without close supervision. You must be committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of co-workers and the environment


  • Training given

  • Monday to Friday

  • Supportive onboarding and training

  • 25 days holiday, increasing in length of service

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Free parking 


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Working closely with other Technicians, Operators, Team Leaders and Managers

  • Working safely and always promotes safe working practices and in compliance with national and company standards

  • Maintaining plant and equipment such as reaction/mixing vessels, decant stations and pumping systems

  • Conducting safety and condition checks on plant and equipment across the site

  • Ensuring that reactive and preventive maintenance work lists are completed on time

  • Ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with all company procedures including maintenance procedures, permits, risk assessments and method statements

  • Help create and develop standard maintenance operating procedures

  • Conducting relevant risk assessments in conjunction with the compliance team

  • Providing effective administration and work within the Company Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Systems

  • Supporting other members of the Engineering Team with the feasibility, specification, procurement and installation of new plant and equipment


Skills and experience

  • Relevant qualifications in maintenance, such as a national diploma, apprentice, or NVQ

  • Min. 5 years experience in a similar role

  • Ability to read and interpret hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams, including P&IDs

  • Competent IT skills

  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulation 2002 awareness

  • Pipework and Instrumentation Diagram Awareness


Please Note: We do not contact or write to unsuccessful candidates. If we have not contacted you within 48 hours of your application, you should presume that your application was unsuccessful. By applying for this vacancy, you are permitting for Oakley Recruitment to contact you and retain your details. In compliance with the regulations (April 2004) in place under the employment agencies act, Oakley Recruitment will require proof of identification. A copy of your passport, birth certificate and NI number will be required, as part of your interview process. 

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