Maintenance Engineer

Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The company

Part of the global Smithers Group, Smithers Rapra is Europe’s leading independent plastics and rubber specialist organisation, providing testing and consultancy services for polymer-related industries.

The role

We are seeking a maintenance engineer to schedule and undertake a wide range of maintenance and breakdown activities at our EU headquarters in Shropshire. 

Reporting to the VP & General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking and coordinating preventive and reactive maintenance tasks that ensure business continuity.
  • Identifying, prioritising and executing maintenance tasks over multiple-disciplines.
  • Participating in the scheduling, communication and delivery of effective preventive maintenance.
  • Taking an active role in ensuring that appropriate contractors are selected, inducted to site and deliver their service safely.
  • Participating and contributing to improving site safety and efficiency.
The person

The successful candidate will:

  • Be multi skilled with hands-on capability and knowledge in both mechanical and electrical disciplines and have experience with facility and site plant and equipment.
  • Hold a formal engineering qualification (BTEC / NVQIII or above).
  • Possess generalist capabilities in areas such as electrical, plumbing, mechanical engineering, joinery. 
  • Be a proactive team player who enjoys building relationships, you will also possess a high commitment to best health and safety practice. 

If you feel that you meet our requirements, we would like you to apply!  Please send a current CV and a covering letter stating the job ref 17-19 to Please visit for further details about Smithers Rapra.

Smithers Rapra is an equal opportunities employer.