Apprentice Maintenance Engineer - JJ Smith - REF: 035

Company overview:

"Formed over 90 years ago, JJ Smith are now recognised as one of the premier suppliers of new and used woodworking machinery in the UK.

Reasons to work with us include: We are a fourth generation family owned and managed company which means we can take the long view when offering equipment - many of our customers come back for replacement equipment 10 or 15 years later, and what we offer reflects the fact that we want repeat business over many years. We offer a huge range of new and used equipment from standard entry level classical machines to the latest 'state of the art' touch screen CNC controlled window lines, and five axis machining centres"

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Engineering Technician Level 3
  • Carrying out checks and maintenance as outlined within the PPM (Planned, Preventative Maintenance) scheme
  • Be reactive to and carry out repair on breakdown
  • Do electrical maintenance and wiring
  • Monitor and interpret data to support efficiency of machinery
  • Fault diagnosis and repair on engineering systems & equipment
  • Conduct servicing of equipment including repair & replacement
  • Carry out reasonable instructions from Lead Engineers or Senior Managers
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety standards are maintained and that you show due diligence at all times
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures e.g. health and safety, training & development, quality, disciplinary & grievance and sickness & absence etc.
  • To carry out any other reasonable requests to meet the needs of the business

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted 5 GCSE grades C / 4 or above or equivalent inc English, Maths and Science.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise work/tasks
  • Able to follow processes and adhere to instructions
  • Have good technical awareness
  • Have a ‘hands-on’ approach with good dexterity
  • Strong focus on working safely
  • Good attention to detail
  • Possibly have a hobby/interest in fixing/tinkering with mechanical devices/bikes/machines etc.
  • Good communicator
  • Problem solver
  • Enthusiastic with a desire to listen, learn, ask questions and be prepared to take on constructive criticism
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, showing respect for others and listen to instructions from others
  • Practical and logical with a desire for problem solving
  • Physically fit and able to climb ladders
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Practically minded
  • Relish the challenge of physical work
  • Have a good work ethic
  • Having a good, positive, 'can do' attitude
  • Personable, enthusiastic and trustworthy with integrity and respect for colleagues and customers
  • A willingness to learn

Location: Kirkby                  
Contracted hours: Hours - Monday to Thursday, 8am – 4.30pm and Friday 8am - 2pm  
Hourly rate of pay: £166 per week

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk


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