Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Position: Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Location: Southwark, London

Salary: £40k (plus £3k per year for night shift allowance) plus benefits

25 days of holiday and paid sick leave

Excellent benefits as well as employee discounts and company pension scheme

Wide range of training and development opportunities

Learning new continuous improvement maintenance techniques

Access to employee support services to assist with mental health and financial wellbeing as well as a company physiotherapist.

Opportunity to work with a world leader in waste management solutions

Hours: 40 hours per week (plus paid overtime when required).

Shift Pattern:

Monday to Friday, Rotating Shifts, 6am to 2pm, 2pm to 10pm, overtime may be required at weekends


Monday to Friday, Permanent Night Shift, 10pm to 6am, overtime may be required at weekends

Our Client: Is the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. They offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, their work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.

The Site: As part of a 25-year waste management contract our client has constructed an Integrated Waste Management Facility in Southwark. The facility includes a Materials Recovery Facility and a Mechanical Biological Treatment facility, a public Reuse and Recycling Centre and an Education and Visitor Centre.

Materials Recovery Facility

The MRF is one of the most advanced recycling facilities in Europe. All materials collected for recycling from homes across the borough are processed at this plant before being sent off to manufacturers to turn the recycled raw materials into new products.

Mechanical Biological Treatment

The MBT plant processes waste not suitable for recycling. It uses a combination of mechanical and biological processes to sort the waste: the mechanical element comprises an automatic segregation system to separate some recyclable materials from the mixed waste, such as metals or glass.

The biological element seeks to remove moisture from the waste before breaking down the organic, biodegradable components by way of a composting-like process to create fuel for energy recovery

The Role: Our Client is looking for an individual that is looking to advance their career in the Waste Management sector and gain industry-leading experience in a thriving and supportive workplace. The Maintenance Engineer will deliver the plant’s maintenance strategy through preventative maintenance and continuous improvement.

Duties: Schedule the maintenance aspects of the plant, by reducing disruption to operations and maximising uptime and availability.

Carry out planned and reactive maintenance work in a heavy industrial environment.

Prevent plant breakdowns by ensuring the Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is carried out and is optimal.

Manage inventory and spare parts in line with approved systems.

Analyse causes of unscheduled downtime and drive continuous improvement projects.

Liaise with contractors and third parties to organise specialist maintenance works.

Implement risk assessments for maintenance activities.

Work with engineers and provide leadership to fitters’ mates and apprentices.

Experience: Level 3 NVQ Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

Trade qualified in MIG and arc welding techniques.

Experience working with electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics and material handling equipment.

Maintenance experience in a fast-paced production process environment.

Experience working with material handling equipment in fast paced production lines including conveyors, baling equipment, low voltage equipment, motors, material handling equipment, plant auxiliaries, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical and optical separation, magnetic and Eddy current separation technology.

Excellent time-management and organisational skills.

Lanesra and our client are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employers. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Key Words:

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineering


Waste Management

Materials Recovery


Biological Treatment



Material Handling

Production Lines


Baling Equipment