Senior Maintenance Technician

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Darlington, England Newton Aycliffe, England
£26,500 - £34,500 per annum - dependent on experience
Full-time - Permanent
Science and Engineering
31 Jan 2022 - 23:45
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About CPI

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

Due to the organisation’s continued growth, CPI has a newly created opportunity for an experienced multi-disciplined Senior Maintenance Technician to join a growing team. Reporting to CPI’s Maintenance Manager, the successful candidate will use their transferable skills that have been gained ideally in either the Pharmaceutical or Electronics industry. 

The Senior Maintenance Technician will be responsible for defining and performing specific tasks required to calibrate, maintain, repair and install equipment, and to provide hands-on support to maintain and improve the reliability of CPI equipment. 

You will work across CPI’s varied North East sites to carry out routine maintenance tasks in line with an agreed schedule, responding in a timely fashion to breakdown conditions. Equipment ranging from small desktop equipment to complex large machinery 


Maintain consistent and documented compliance with all relevant Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Data Integrity (DI), quality and best practice requirements.

Carry out routine maintenance tasks in line with the agreed schedule, recording all results in the appropriate system and reporting back on any anomalies. 

Respond in a timely fashion to breakdown conditions and work in such a way as to minimise downtime.

Provide maintenance cover throughout the working day and, at times, during out of hours working (extended days and weekends).

Ensure that spare parts required for the maintenance activities are controlled and ordered in a timescale appropriate to maintaining the toolset uptime. 

Comply with the internal and external regulatory environment such as procurement, maintaining records, traceability and confidentiality.

Ensure all relevant personnel are kept informed of progress or proposed changes on their own maintenance operations so as to minimise the impact on the processes being operated on that particular tool.

Identify and understand the requirements of internal and external customers and use creative thinking and problem solving to challenge assumptions, innovate, make new proposals and build on existing ideas.

Contribute to the development of specific technical projects and have a working knowledge of project management procedures; set up, planning and the execution. To report results within agreed timescales with the support of colleagues. 

Be responsible for their own continuous professional development. Gradually put into practice skills and competencies learned both on and off the job and share professional knowledge with colleagues.

Contribute to a culture of continuous performance improvement within the technical environment in alignment with company strategy and project deliverables.

The person we are seeking

Educated with to HNC or equivalent in an equipment maintenance discipline.

Access to own transport to work across CPI’s North East sites would be desirable, mileage will be reimbursed.

Will hold experience in a multi-disciplined background with skills in one or more of the following:

Mechanical – Electrical or Robotics

Be able to demonstrate hands-on craft skills with the ability to use hand and power tools in the pursuit of maintenance activities

Have proven experience and ability to interpret engineering diagrams, schematics and PID’s

Hold experience and be able to demonstrate problem-solving skills, with the ability to logically trace faults to their root cause and identify steps to repair the problem. 

Hold excellent communication skills with the ability to discuss their work across a number of functional areas to ensure the end-users are aware of the maintenance/​repair work being completed and thus infer the impact on their operations.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

Access to own transport to work across CPI’s North East sites, mileage will be reimbursed.

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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