Mechanical Engineer

A rare opportunity for a mechanically-biased Engineer who is looking to flex their electrical knowledge and move into more of a multi-skilled role, working with a global publishing company.
TGW is a leading provider of automated warehousing and distribution solutions across the globe. The Northern Europe hub was established in 2010 from humble beginnings (the back garden of our COO along with our current CEO Andy Smith) and now operates across three offices in Northern Europe employing over 350 people. We work with clients ranging from FTSE100 to SMEs to implement small materials handling operations to complex fulfilment centres.
The Lifetime Services (LTS) department is responsible for providing the support, maintenance and improvement of client sites which have gone live with TGW’s automated solutions. The department is structured in a way which offers flexibility in the support to our clients, whether it’s via our on-site engineering teams, mobile team or via remote specialist support through our hotline team. In addition, we also have a team dedicated to offering upgrades and enhancements to existing sites.

The role:

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join an existing client site based in Didcot, Oxfordshire who is one of the largest educational and trade publishers in the world that provides distribution services to over 45 publishers, shipping 60 million books globally every year. 

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will support the automated equipment on site ensuring that it operates at maximum efficiency with minimal downtime. This will involve predominately mechanical fault-finding and resolution, with additional electrical duties such as PLC & BUS network fault-finding. In addition, you will support the completion of PPM routines and lead with any breakdowns and escalations. 
The automated equipment you’ll be supporting includes: 
  • Conveyor systems
  • Sorters
  • Single packaging machinery
  • Various pallet wrappers, shrink wrappers, inverters, automated shredder/bailers, label printers and strapping machines
You'll work in a team of three TGW employees (two Engineers and one Site Engineering Manager) and collaborate with the client stakeholders as well as any third-parties. Given you’ll be representing TGW on site, you’ll be a confident communicator as you’ll be required to keep the client updated during break-down situations plus attend daily/weekly client meetings.  
The shift pattern will be Monday-Friday covering 06:00-14:00, but with the flexibility to cover two further shifts which are 10:00-18:00 and 14:00-22:00, as well as overtime.

About you:

  • Mechanically-biased background, ideally holding a relevant qualification (NVQ level 2/3, City & Guilds, Apprenticeship, etc.)
  • Prior experience of working in a maintenance/site-based engineering role.
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills further
  • A creative and analytical approach to identify improvements on the site.
  • Able to work in a time critical environment
It would be a real bonus if you had prior experience maintaining automated equipment, and even better, have experience within the publishing sector. In addition, you may already hold an electrical qualification or have previous electrical fault-finding experience and willing to develop this further.  

Application process:

Following your application, your CV will be reviewed by our recruitment team and you'll have an informal telephone call. If successful, you will be invited in for a face-to-face interview which will be held on the client site at Didcot with the Site Engineering Manager - the interview will also include a written technical test. There will be two interview stages in total.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, hit apply now! All applications will receive a response.