Maintenance Technician

Manufacturing Worcestershire, United Kingdom


Preventative Maintenance Technician. 

Droitwich, UK 


About Optimas: 


Optimas is a global distributor of integrated supply chain solutions, and engineering support focused on delivering fasteners, components, industrial and safety supplies to our diverse customers around the world. Our local, on-the-ground teams understand the nuances of every community we serve. This allows us to adapt with our customers and partners as needs evolve, leveraging our footprint to remain at your side while providing a highly personalized level of service and support no matter where you find yourself around the globe. 


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Position overview: 


Optimas is looking for an experienced Preventative Maintenance Technician on a permanent basis, to help the Company to achieve increased efficiency and productivity as well as responding to machine break downs as they happen. 

The role is designed to support the Production Department in all aspects of preventative and reactive maintenance with the focus being on reduction of machine downtime. 

The position is based at our state-of-the-art UK Manufacturing site in Droitwich.  


Main responsibilities: 


The Preventative Maintenance Technician will be responsible for: 

  • Carrying out routine PM programmes which have been accepted as PM Dept.’s responsibility through liaison with Departmental Supervisors
  • Carrying out emergency repairs to plant and equipment as a priority
  • Some general machining, fitting and design
  • Maintaining an adequate P.M. stores and records of P.M. work carried out within the Company’s CMMS
  • Communicate all problems and other work-related issues with supervisor
  • Assisting with project work aimed at the continuous improvement of production plant and equipment and operational methods to achieve increasing productivity and zero defects
  • Identifying cost savings, quality issues, production issues and Health and Safety concerns


 Key Competencies: 


The ideal candidate must have the following competencies: 

  • Strategic Vision.
  • Building organizational capacity.
  • Results driven.
  • Embrace change.
  • Collaboration and Influence.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Customer value and Market focus.


 Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Eagerness to learn and develop a career within Preventative Maintenance
  • All round hands-on practical experience/skill and success in production machinery maintenance , preferably in cold forging/fastener environment but at least with heavy industrial equipment
  • A comprehensive knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, and lubrication systems is also necessary
  • Fault detecting/repairs to mechanical, hydraulic & pneumatic machinery and equipment
  • Sheet metal work/welding preferred
  • Reading Engineering drawings & Technical drawings
  • Good communicator and Team player
  • Technically intuitive - Ability to learn new systems quickly


Optimas OE Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimas OE Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.