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Salary: £30.82 - 36.02 per hour

Location: Solihull, West Midlands

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 20 May 2024

Reference: 6532

Maintenance Technicians required to join a fast-paced department in Solihull.

Our client is a world leading, automotive manufacturer of prestige and high valued motor vehicles. With an ever-evolving heritage, truly exciting future and two of the world’s most iconic brands, our client is revered across the globe continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for excellence, setting the standards others want to follow.

They are currently seeking to recruit a number of experienced Maintenance Technicians to join their team based in Solihull. This role is offered on a contract basis, initially 3 months however this will roll onto 12 months plus permanent opportunities available for the right candidates with the right qualifications.

In this multi-skilled role, you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to join a highly skilled, dynamic maintenance team based in Solihull. The manufacturing asset footprint includes numerous modern technologies encompassing automated multi-axis robots, automated welding and joining equipment, laser joining systems, automated conveyors, complex tooling and fixturing and lifting equipment to name but a few.

Delivering a premium product from the manufacturing facility, you will take extreme pride in being part of the maintenance operations team at Solihull, providing engineering maintenance support to maximise production efficiencies by maintaining all manufacturing assets and ancillary equipment within the manufacturing facility.

The Maintenance Technician role:

  • Performing detailed preventive and corrective maintenance activities in accordance with schedules
  • Fault diagnosis and rectification on all plant and equipment within the manufacturing facility
  • Identifying the root cause of asset faults, improving asset performance and reliability to meet operational objectives.
  • Providing a fast and efficient response time to any plant breakdowns that occur, whilst ensuring all company procedures and standards are adhered to.
  • Provide process knowledge and guidance for Kaizen activities with integrated production and maintenance teams.
  • Ownership of 5S and workplace organisation activities to standards
  • Utilise lean manufacturing techniques to improve the process and layout.
  • Manage the implementation of all process modifications and ensure all related documentation is updated.
  • Provide technical expertise to team problem solving activity to accurately identify root cause and corrective actions.

The Ideal Maintenance Technician:


  • A recognised time-served apprenticeship with NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in an engineering maintenance,
  • A proven maintenance engineering professional with high standards of electrical and mechanical understanding and competencies,
  • Expertise in fault diagnosis and rectification processes, and planned and corrective maintenance activities gained from within a similar role as part of an industrial maintenance team,
  • Ability to work to find root cause of failure in reactive maintenance scenarios and implement permanent corrective actions.
  • The ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical schematics.
  • Excellent analytical, planning, and organisational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly to adapt to changing circumstances within the business.
  • Be pro-active, results orientated and pragmatic in your approach with a can-do attitude.
  • Able to work a rotational shift pattern.


  • Knowledge and experience of automation and control, robotics, welding, conveyor systems and mechanical systems
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of Allen-Bradley PLC's and control systems.
  • Previous experience on ABB robots is desirable.
  • Lean manufacturing methodologies experience including T PM, 5S, Kaizen and PPS (Practical Problem Solving'
  • techniques
  • Previous experience in the use of a CMMS platform
  • Understanding of PUWER and its influence in the maintenance arena
  • Experience of operating in a high volume, fast paced 24/7 manufacturing environment
  • Previous automotive maintenance experience would be advantageous, though not essential.
  • Knowledge of Quality Operating Systems procedures and deliverables

WORKING HOURS: 37 hours per week dependant on shift, plus overtime – Rotating Shift Pattern.

Rotating Shift Pattern – 3 shift rotation – Mornings > Afternoons > Days


Shift: £36.02 per hour (Umbrella PAYE)

Days: £30.82 per hour (Umbrella PAYE)

Overtime Rates apply for Saturday and Sunday.