Manufacturing Technician

Hampshire  ‐ Onsite
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Job Title: Manufacturing/Maintenance Technician
Location: Portsmouth, Onsite
Rate: £18-£23 per hour
Contract Length: 3 months rolling (PAYE)
Start Date: ASAP

We are currently working with a global company, who specialise in advanced technologies for aerospace and defence industries. They provide aviation systems, aircraft engines, connectivity solutions, and defence technologies globally. With a focus on innovation, they offer maintenance services and contribute to space systems, maintaining a commitment to cutting-edge solutions.

The Role
As a Manufacturing Technician, you will be supporting, maintaining, and improving the production equipment to maximise manufacturing availability.

Your other daily duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Sustain production equipment to achieve a target up time of at least 95% availability.
  • Swiftly identify the underlying causes of equipment failures and execute necessary repairs.
  • Oversee an established Planned Maintenance system, adhering to a predetermined schedule, recognising potential operator tasks to uphold process uptime, and optimise capacity.
  • Manage the Planned Maintenance system and calibrate production ATE systems.
  • Handle the servicing and repair of gas regulators.
  • Guarantee the availability of adequate spares for a prompt response to component failures.
  • Specify and execute enhancements to the production process or equipment, aiming for cost, productivity, or quality improvements.
  • Complete necessary risk assessments for processes, equipment, and ergonomics.
  • Ensure the timely completion of HSE actions.
  • Draft technical documents outlining procedures, encompassing cell maintenance instructions, and defining TPM schedules.
  • Collaborate with external partners/vendors on technical aspects of production equipment and spares.
  • Create or detail essential jigs and fixtures.

About You

  • A minimum of three years' experience in a medium to high volume production environment is mandatory.
  • Practical experience demonstrating a hands-on and methodical approach to mechanical and electrical fault diagnosis/analysis, utilising diagnostic tools/equipment.
  • Effective communication skills with internal customers and external suppliers, encompassing both technical matters and general levels.
  • Proven working knowledge of assembly automation, including the ability to diagnose pneumatic system logic.
  • Previous experience in the installation/testing, and fault finding of electrical systems.
  • Experience with PLC programming and control system interrogation would be advantageous.
  • A diverse range of qualifications may be considered; however, a robust Engineering background is envisioned, preferably supported by a recognised Mechanical or Electrical apprenticeship. Possession of an ONC/HNC in an Engineering discipline would be advantageous.
  • Electrical installation Qualification to a minimum of 17th Edition
  • Proficiency in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Computer literacy is essential, with experience using MS Office.
  • Essential qualities include being a team player.
  • Ability to seek assistance from fellow employees.
  • Organisational skills are imperative.
  • Open-minded, flexible, and adaptable.
  • Punctuality and reliability are key attributes.
  • Proactive attitude, particularly in Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) matters.

If this is of interest to you, please apply with your latest CV.

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3 months
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