Machine Tools Maintenance Engineer

  • Job Reference: R21429
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £33,000 to £47,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Machine Tools Maintenance Engineer

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £33,460 - £47,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours (including Bank Holidays) of annual leave - plus every other Friday off work!

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Leading planned maintenance and breakdown tasks on Machine Tools at AWE sites. Including but not restricted to; Machine Tool Mechanical systems, Electrical/electronic systems, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems.

  • Apply a range of technical fault-finding skills to return Machine Tools to service.

  • Gather data and analysis results to improve Machine Tool performance using a range of techniques.

  • Supervising and Mentoring Machine Tool practitioners during work activities.

  • Planning and deconfliction of your own work and others across different facilities.

  • Demonstrating professional behaviours and effectively communicate to Customers, stakeholders and other members of your team.

  • With the support of Senior Engineers undertake technical investigations and generate reports to support modifications, abnormal events, or design reviews.

  • Aide with extra tasks such as install, commissioning and capital projects where required.

  • Knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act

  • Understanding and using Safe Systems of work in your daily work.

To be considered for these roles, you must have:

  • An engineering apprenticeship with a minimum NVQ/Diploma Level 3


  • Time served industrial experience in a Machine Tools field.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work complete specific training to work in designated areas of site.