Job Vacancy

Night Maintenance Engineer


Long Crendon, UK


Softbox Systems is an award-winning temperature control-packaging innovator that has been designing and producing high performance passive temperature control packaging systems for over 20 years. We offer consistent quality to our clients from our strategically located global manufacturing sites throughout EMEA, Americas, India and Asia Pacific.

We have formed long standing partnerships with the world’s leading biotech, pharmaceutical, clinical research and logistics companies, and apply innovative thinking to overcome the challenges that our clients face in managing the Cold Chain when shipping temperature sensitive commercial and clinical trial products.

Job Description

To ensure all equipment and facilities operate to specification or work as intended. Out of service conditions including breakdowns are resolved quickly efficiently, in a cost-effective manner to allow production, quality, cost and delivery targets to be met. Contributes to the improved operation of equipment, processes and facilities at Softbox Systems.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Promptly attend and resolve breakdowns during assigned shift, returning equipment quickly to a useable/serviceable level to meet production, quality, cost and delivery targets.
  • Work with the Facilities Manager to setup preventative and routine maintenance plans and other documentation for all equipment, buildings and facilities.
  • Conduct all assigned preventive and routine maintenance activities to ensure equipment meets operating specification or requirements.
  • Confirm and sustain equipment and process capability
  • Setup training courses and train production staff to perform first line maintenance activities.
  • Mentor production staff in the performance of first line maintenance activities, periodically review staff, highlight deficiencies and retrain.
  • Identify opportunities for the improvement of equipment and facilities, reducing downtime, setup time and cost..
  • Report any out of control conditions to the appropriate management including failure to follow maintenance schedules.
  • Update the Pirana Computerised Maintenance Management Systems with job related information e.g. breakdowns, spares, time spent on jobs and resource usage.
  • Manage external buildings, service and maintenance contractors to ensure the tasks they perform meet the specification or requirement.

Person Specification

  • Has a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role within a production facility
  • B-Tec National certificate (ONC) in an electrical or mechanical engineering subject
  • Can read and understand electrical, pneumatic and mechanical drawings and schematics.
  • Working knowledge of electrical single or 3 phase system.
  • Can fault find on electrical, mechanical and pneumatic systems to component level even when unfamiliar with the equipment.
  • Competent in plumbing and pipe fitting
  • Can identify and order spare, replacement or alternative parts.
  • Can repair and or modify equipment to meet or exceed specification
  • Has used experience or using ERP systems to raise purchase orders
  • Can work alone, manage day to day tasks and supervise others in the performance of maintenance activities
  • Can train other to perform maintenance first line tasks
  • Is proficient at planning prioritising activities in a high-pressure situation
  • Can clearly communicate both written and verbally what is required
  • Can use e-mail, Word and Excel to a good standard
  • Good attention to detail and good manual dexterity



Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Competitive salary plus performance and company bonus scheme

To apply and for more information, please contact [email protected]

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