Mechanical Engineers

Job title : Mechanical Engineers
Location : Dumfries and Galloway
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £38000
Contact name : Emma Parkinson
Contact email :

​​Leading manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment based in South West Scotland.

Due to the continued expansion of our new manufacturing facility in Dumfries we are looking for an additional Mechanical Engineers to join our team to support the maintenance and repair of our equipment and services.

As part of a multi-disciplined team, you will be required to undertake scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on equipment, supporting reliable and efficient running.

Whilst you’ll normally work a day shift, Monday to Friday, you’d also be expected to cover for your colleagues on their shift pattern when cover is required.

If your application is successful, your main tasks will include:

  • To undertake scheduled maintenance for equipment and services, ensuring they are completed on time and following the manufacturers technical literature as well as our internal procedures.

  • Respond to breakdowns, diagnosing and repairing faults in a timely manner to ensure production downtime is kept to a minimum.

  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of fault finding and diagnostic actions to prevent re-occurrence of similar issues.

  • Liaise with technical support for specialised equipment as required to assist in fault diagnosis and repair.

  • To carry out standard tool changeovers as scheduled in production.

  • Assist in new equipment installation onsite.

  • Liaise with external contractors as required.

  • To manage and request equipment spare parts, general MRO, highlighting low stock.

  • Where required maintain records for equipment, services, buildings, fixtures, and fittings.

  • Adhere to systems and procedures in place for Equipment, Health, Safety, and Environment.

You’ll have completed an HNC and/or City and Guilds qualified in Mechanical Engineering discipline and have working knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and compressed air systems. 

Ideally, you’ll also have previous experience working in a high volume, manufacturing site, but this isn’t essential.

We’re looking for candidates who work well under pressure, are flexible and are great at team working as well as being able to prioritise and manage their workload whilst on shift.

We’re happy to talk about remuneration with you as we’ll tailor this to your overall skills and experience.