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Plant Engineer | Proftech

Plant Engineer

  Birmingham, West Midlands

Reference #: SG18_1533743934
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £48000 - £50000
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 08/08/2018

A global leader in aerospace parts production require a Forge Plant Engineer to join their facility in Birmingham, this is a new role due to significant growth across the company.


The Forge Plant Engineer is responsible for the Plant Availability, reliability and effectiveness of plant. This includes recognising future improvements and Maintenance requirements and the day to day reliability of aspects of equipment.


  • Ensure that Plant is running safely and effectively
  • Ensure sufficient Plans in Place to ensure future Reliability of Plant
  • Investigate and reduce recurring Plant issues to maximise uptime
  • Analysis of Engineering based non standards
  • Complete regular reviews of PPM
  • Ensure safe working through Method Statements and Risk Assessments (RAMS)
  • Implement plant and process improvements
  • Control and Understand Engineering spend
  • Ensure sufficient spares to minimise downtime
  • Engagement & control of Contractors
  • Understand and comply with Environmental and safety legislation
  • Liaise closely with Maintenance and Operations to maximise opportunities during Plant downtime
  • Identify Cost savings through Plant improvement and Energy savings


  • Degree/HNC Preferred or able to demonstrate Technical Proficiency
  • Applicants should have a minimum of five years' experience in a relevant Industry


  • Demonstrate Fault finding and Analytical ability
  • Able to coach Maintenance Staff as required on technical Issues
  • Ability to identify and plan work to avoid unplanned production outages
  • Ability to communicate at a technical level with Peers and external experts
  • Be able to produce technical reports on dangerous occurrences an Plant Incidents
  • Manage Purchase orders and payment authorization


  • A sound understanding of complex Hydraulic Systems
  • Knowledge of Forging Press operations
  • Knowledge of Reheat furnaces refractories and controls
  • Pneumatic Systems.
  • Cranes and Lifting Equipment
  • A knowledge of Civil and Building Engineering
  • Be capable of developing Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS).
  • Redesign equipment and implement modern Engineering systems/solutions

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