Maintenance Technician

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Date: May 28, 2024

Location: Willington Quay, GB

Company: Bekaert NV

Role:- Maintenance Technician

Location:-  Newcastle (Willington and Neptune Quays)

Salary:- Basic pay is £38,814.85 plus £4,492.86 shift allowance per annum.

Shifts:- Weekly shift rotation of 6am – 2pm, 2pm – 10pm and 10pm - 6am (Monday to Friday)


About this role

As part of our ongoing growth and development we are recruiting for a Maintenance Technician to join our team working across our two Newcastle sites which are 4 miles apart.



As a Maintenance Technician, your primary responsibility will be to ensure the availability and reliability of plant and machinery across two sites in Newcastle Upon Tyne. This involves proactive measures to minimize plant downtime through diligent maintenance practices, adherence to health and safety protocols, continuous improvement initiatives, and project work. The work will include both electrical and mechanical maintenance.

Duties will consist of but aren’t limited to:-

  • Preventative and reactive maintenance
  • Keeping machinery running smoothly
  • Proactively resolving faults.
  • Diagnostic tests and reactive maintenance to avoid faults occurring.



The Ideal Candidate will possess or be able to demonstrate:-


  • Previous experience in maintenance and repair of industrial machinery.
  • Experience of both mechanical and electrical maintenance in a manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations and best practices.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work within confined spaces or at heights.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing priorities and environments.
  • Availability for occasional work at different sites as required.
  • Relevant Qualifications, City and Guilds or equivalent


Be part of something bigger! 


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future.


With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies.


As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and a revenue of €7 billion, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change


What’s in it for me?


  • Competitive Salary in line with relevant industry experience
  • Company Pension scheme
  • 27 days annual leave


Will you dare to take the next step? 


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.


We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!


At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers


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