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Mechanical Technician

Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: Gateshead, GB

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

£Competitive package & benefits
Felling, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

 

With a mechanical trade qualification in fitting (or equivalent), you are ready to advance your career in a successful international business.
You are a Maintenance Technician (Mechanical Fitter) with a four-year recognized mechanical apprenticeship at a minimum of NVQ level 3 qualification.

 

You are ready to advance your career in a successful international business. That business is AkzoNobel. Awarded Top Employer status, we offer careers with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We are recognised as a Top Employer and a company that builds successful partnerships with customers.

We are searching for a Maintenance Technician to carry out preventative and reactive maintenance on plant and equipment, promote safe working practices and respond to emergency breakdowns across the site when needed. This will involve fault finding and inspection and testing to ensure that plant and equipment is fit for purpose. You will also investigate and find root causes of repeat breakdowns and implement permanent solutions. You will be involved in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement activities. Important will be the ability to ensure minimum factory down-time and maximum machine availability.  Critical, will be the ability to update records accurately and work safely and within recognised codes and practices.

 

You will have worked in a maintenance environment, ideally within the Chemical Sector, and gained good fault-finding skills. In addition to your technical knowledge you are an effective communicator who is self-organised, able to prioritise and focused on working in a safe and responsible manner.  A team player, you will be organised and focused on working in a safe and responsible manner.  Shift work and weekend work may be required to suit the needs of the business

 

An HNC in Mechanical Engineering would be an advantage.

 

Who are AkzoNobel?                                                                                                                              

 

Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe.  Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning. We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together. These values provide the ‘how’ for successful strategy implementation.

 

If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you.

 

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

We may consider flexible working for this role.

 

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 11331