Shredding Maintenance Technician in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Employer: James Recruitment

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK


Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 per annum

Shredding Maintenance Technician

Location - Swindon

Permanent, full time £28k- £33k

Our client a leading environmental services company, is currently seeking an experienced Shredding Maintenance Technician to join this fast paced business.The Shredding Maintenance Technician will be the principle maintenance contact within his/her given district and will have suitable and formal engineering qualifications. The successful candidate willhelp the team be a success by ensuring the trucks and equipment are well maintained and are ready for service every day. The role is heavily focused around proactive and reactive maintenance.

A flexible approach to the role is necessary as the Shredding Maintenance Technician will need to cover both afternoon and morning shift where applicable and will also be expected to offer some out of hours support by either attending site or supporting remotely via phone. The role will also involve regular travel within the UK, so a willingness to stay out overnight on occasion will be required.


  • Ensure the safe continuous operation of company assets and machinery in line with availability, utilization and throughput targets

  • Responsible for the day to day maintenance activities within the Districtin order tokeep downtime to a minimum

  • Assist the plant supervisors in the operation of the planned maintenance system, including appropriate record keeping either by electronic or other means. Contribute to the forward planning of shut down and capital works within operational confines is of paramount importance.

  • Ensure that the facility’s availability is optimized through constant and sustained programs of maintenance, to company safety and operational procedures and fully compliant with HSE and related legislation

  • Carry out planned and breakdown maintenance at the facility prioritizing works, utilizing the onsite defect reporting system in agreement with the Plant Supervisor

  • Maintain the workshop area and subsequent spares availability

  • Work with the engineering team to ensure plant critical spares are identified and available


  • Act as a stand in for the Plant Supervisors during periods of absence

    • Closely monitor the safe running of the plant and report any engineering or safety concerns to local management.

    • Assist the site teams with the secure processing of client material by unloading paper, media and product from Shred-it trucks onto a conveyor belt.

    • Monitor, adjust and maintain balers, shredder, dust extraction, and overheads

    • Operate forklifts and perform preventive maintenance on forklift equipment

    • Maintain baler and extraction equipment

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Required Skills:

Engineering Environmental Shredding

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