ZF Maintenance Technician in Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom

Maintenance Technician

Division A - Europe Steering


Job Description

Purpose of Role :

To support the production department ensuring all equipment, including electronics, assembly & test, is fully maintained & operating efficiently & that availability is at the required level.

Working in a multi skilled role providing both reactive & preventative solutions to help achieve improvements in OEE.


  1. Effectively maintain a varied range of equipment, ensuring an acceptable level of health & safety at all times.

  2. Root cause diagnose all breakdowns / faults to prevent reoccurrences

  3. React to all breakdowns & requested tasks in a timely manner – completing Major Breakdown Reports (MBR’s) as required & entering the appropriate information onto the maintenance management system

  4. Liaise with other departments & assist on project development or reviews.

  5. Train Process Leaders, Operators & Technicians when necessary & generate the relevant documentation. Support the maintenance team & share knowledge.

  6. Monitor manufacturing equipment performance with the aim of implementing process improvements relevant to machine ownership responsibilities & submit ideas into the Site Ideas Improvement Scheme (target of 2 per month).

  7. Support in depth analysis of failure modes using suitable diagnostic tools.

  8. Follow stores procedure to maintain appropriate stock levels. Identify spares for stock items & identify critical spare parts.

  9. Develop, implement review Total Preventative Maintenance routines & ensure adhere to schedule once implemented.

Required Education and Experience

Educated to a minimum of ONC in an Engineering discipline.

Preferably to HNC standard

Time served Maintenance Technician.

Experience and Skill Requirements

• Proven experience in a similar multi skilled maintenance role

• Experience of working in an automotive/high volume/electronics/ assembly manufacturing environment.

• Hands on electrical knowledge gained in multi skilled maintenance environment.

• Experience of electro pneumatics circuits and diagrams.

• Allen Bradley / Siemens PLC experience / understanding.

• PC literate (MS Office)

• Experience of electronics test equipment.

• Experience of (SMT) (Surface Mount Technology, medium sized electronic Assembly equipment , Process welding techniques, etc

Position Status


Functional Area





Tyne & Wear


United Kingdom