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Maintenance Engineer
Ipswich £25 - £30K

Maintenance Engineer required for packaging company based on the outskirts of Ipswich. Working as part of a team on a rotating shift pattern in a clean, non-meat production environment. Duties:- • Responsible for the start-up of the lines, ensuring machines are running efficiently. • Covering reactivate and preventative maintenance for all the filling machinery, plus x-ray machines and other associated equipment. • General maintenance of the warehouse and any equipment. Ideal candidate will be a time served multi-skilled engineer, ideally mechanically biased and have experience of working with metal detectors, weighers and packaging lines. There will some opportunity for training with the packaging machinery, labelling machines and inkjet machinery. Working 42.5 hours per week, (2 week rotating shift, hours 5am - 3pm & 1pm – 11pm, Monday to Friday) with the chance of some weekend working as required.

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Mechanical Assembler
Eye £7.50 p/h

Mechanical Assembler required for permanent engineering company based near Eye. Based in the main production you will be assembling brass and stainless components, working from drawings using some basic hand tools. These products will be inspected and tested, built to a high specification. Ideal candidate must have experience of working within an engineering assembly environment, able to read drawings and looking for a long term opportunity. This is a clean working environment. Own transport required. Hours 7.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Immediate start for the right candidate. Rate will be increasing to £7.83 per hour in April 2018.

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CNC Setter / Operator
Eye £11.00 - £11.50 p/h

CNC Setter / Operator required for permanent role at engineering company based in South Norfolk. Working on a two shift pattern, Monday to Friday. The successful candidate will be setting and operating a wide range of CNC turning / Lathes plus CNC sliding head lathes to produce parts. Applicants must have previous experience and have the ability to interpret engineering drawings to determine the best method, cutting tools, speed and feed rates to ensure the best possible cycle time, efficiency and quality. Rotating 2 weeks shift pattern:- Week 1 - 6am - 1.30pm, Monday to Friday, 6am - 11am Saturday, Week 2 - 11.30am - 8pm, Monday to Friday = 40 hours p/w. Excellent working environment and facilities.

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Grounds / Horticultural Maintenance Technician
Ipswich, Suffolk £30K

Groundsperson/Horticultural Site Maintenance Technician required for preparation and maintenance of outdoor areas. Working as part of a small team this permanent vacancy offers the opportunity to fulfil a varied, responsible role in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Duties will include: •Soil cultivation and preparation •Planting, sowing, potting, weeding and irrigation •Application of knowledge of the requirements for the cultivation of a range of horticultural crops •Implementation of rolling weed control and horticultural cleanliness throughout the year •Planning and organizing of preparation of sites appropriate to annual needs •Recording details of site preparation and maintenance •Organising the maintenance of machinery and site preparation equipment •Manage maintenance staff during peak season •Manage EH&S, ensuring all work is carried out safely according to company policies Applicants must have considerable previous experience in horticultural grounds maintenance / green-keeping with good plant and disease identification ability. Qualifications in agronomy and/or horticulture are preferred and PA1, PA2 and PA6 are essential. This is an excellent opportunity to join a stable and renowned employer who can offer an excellent salary and benefits package including pension, healthcare and more. Hours 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday plus overtime.

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Horticultural Field Trials Technician
Nr Ipswich £11.00p/h

Horticultural Field Trials Technician required for 8 month contract commencing March 2018 at site based near Ipswich. The role involves preparing and running horticultural trials including monitoring field conditions, applying chemicals, gathering and recording data and performing general horticultural duties such as potting up, watering, weeding etc. Applicants should have horticultural experience and will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent in a science discipline. Knowledge/experience of horticultural field trials or similar scientific research experience advantageous. PA1 & PA6 certificates desirable. Pleasant working environment within a small team based in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Hours 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a prestigious global company assisting with the development of innovative new products.

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Diesel Engineer
Nr Stowmarket £26K Plus O/T

Diesel Engineer required for engineering company based near Stowmarket. Main duties to involve install, fault finding and repair of diesel plant and equipment, workshop and site based work. The ideal candidate will hold an HNC or C&G in an engineering discipline, with mechanical bias, or similar and have previous experience working on diesel plant, breakdowns both workshop and site based. Hours 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, with the possibility of overtime.

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Workshop Engineer
Ipswich c£23K plus bonus

Workshop Engineer for a local equipment supplier based in Ipswich. Role will involve taking apart equipment, fault finding and repair of specific equipment. Ideal candidate will have a mechanical/electrical back ground with some electronics experience, be able to fault find. Excellent opportunity with good prospects and a chance for progression. Hours 7am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, uniform provided.

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MIG Welder
East Ipswich £9.80 - £9.90 p/h

Working for a large organisation on an on-going temporary contract this role involves MIG welding of parts from drawings. Previous MIG welding experience essential.

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Maintenance Engineer
Haverhill £28K - £32K

Maintenance Engineer required to provide comprehensive multi-skilled engineering support to engineering, packaging, manufacturing and service departments at facility based in Haverhill. Working on a day shift (Monday to Friday) in a clean room environment the successful candidate will be installing, commissioning, maintaining and modifying semi-automated plant equipment and services. Applicants should have mechanical maintenance experience within a food or other cleanroom environment. Whilst primarily mechanically biased the work will involve a small amount some electrical maintenance so general electrical capability is required (17th edition an advantage). A minimum of HNC qualification in an engineering discipline (or equivalent) is required. This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive and fast growing organisation. Salary £28 - £32K depending on experience. Excellent benefits including life and health insurance and bonus scheme.

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Machine Operators – Days
Ipswich (IP10) Starting salary £16.5K - £17.5K

Expanding manufacturing facility based on the outskirts of Ipswich is seeking machine operators for day shift. This is an exciting opportunity to further your career within a fast paced, innovative and dynamic company. Based in a class 7 cleanroom facility, you will be training and eventually be running a range of complex machinery to deliver precision engineered components for customers. Candidates will, ideally have previous engineering or manufacturing experience, be flexible and able use their own initiative and interested in being part of a skilled manufacturing team. This is a permanent position, hours 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Opportunities are available for further advancement within the company. Own transport essential due to location.

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Machine Operators - Shifts
Ipswich (IP10) £22K

Expanding manufacturing facility based on the outskirts of Ipswich is seeking 2 machine operators. This is an exciting opportunity to further your career within a fast paced, innovative and dynamic company. Based in a class 7 cleanroom facility, you will be running a range of complex machinery to deliver precision engineered components for customers. Candidates will, ideally have previous engineering or manufacturing experience, be flexible and able use their own initiative and interested in being part of a skilled manufacturing team. This is a permanent position, you will be initially training on day shift then moving onto rotating 3 week shift pattern. Opportunities are available for further advancement within the company. Own transport essential due to location.

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Shift Maintenance Engineer
Nr Framlingham c£32K

Shift Maintenance Engineer required for our busy client based near Framlingham. The successful candidate will be based on shifts alongside the production, ensuring that production engineering maintenance and process issues are solved during the shift, supporting the implementation of new equipment and processes to make sure the product lines run smoothly 24 hours per day. Ideal candidate will hold relevant qualification in either electrical (Ideally 17th Edition), mechanical and/or maintenance engineering and have experience of hydraulic, pneumatic systems, bearings and drive transmissions. Must be capable of dis-assembling and assembling machinery, analyse and resolve technical problems and be confident with IT systems. Excellent opportunity to join a growing organisation. Own Transport essential due to location of company. c£32K.

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