Maintenance Engineer

Location: Derby
Permanent | 39 Hrs /Week

Brief Description

Technical Maintenance Engineer (Automated Electronics Assembly),

Due to further expansion of our electronics manufacturing operations in Derby, Pektron Group Ltd have a vacancy for a multi-skilled Preventative Maintenance Engineer to join our team of engineers primarily looking after our ‘state of the art’ fully automated electronic component placement lines and other associated production equipment.

Role Overview:

After comprehensive training with the equipment manufacturers, the successful candidate will work within our multi-disciplinary Engineering Maintenance department primarily responsible for the performance and maintenance of our eight fully automated high speed electronics production lines (Surface Mount Technology (SMT). They will have the opportunity to be innovative and work within a dynamic and energetic team, striving to ensure the efficient running of SMT operations and associated equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

Monitor SMT line performance and implement improvements and corrective actions to ensure maximum quality and output.

Drive the respective Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) activities

Lead technical investigations regarding product quality and equipment issues

Root cause analysis and countermeasures

Produce SMT placement programs for new products and maintain existing ones to achieve best quality, line balance and program optimisation.

Support the NPI process, being the custodian for all SMT processes and feedback issues and suggestions for improvement to the Design Engineers.

Support new equipment installation

Maintenance of Production equipment using a computerised system for reactive, predictive, and planned work.

Person Specification:

Essential criteria

Experience of maintaining sophisticated computer controlled automation.

Electrical, Mechanical and Pneumatic Engineering maintenance experience.

Analytical thinker with creative and flexible approach to problem-solving

Ability to work in a team as well as on your own.

Strong communication skills with the ability to pay attention to detail

Able to work under pressure and deliver results to fixed milestones

Demonstrate a can-do attitude, with a willingness to develop own knowledge and skills and drive initiatives.

Desirable criteria

Proficiency in Outlook, Excel and Word would be beneficial

Previous experience with SMT Software, particularly for Yamaha/Hitachi, DEK and BTU would be advantageous but not essential as training will be provided

Understanding / experience with Automated Optical and Solder Paste Inspection (AOI &SPI) Software, particularly for Koh Young would be advantageous but not essential as training will also be provided

Good aptitude for complex and technical operations

An understanding of the SMT process, equipment, and technology

What we can offer:

Company pension scheme

life assurance

33 days annual leave inclusive of public holidays

On-site, secure car parking

Funding for professional training

Private health care (subject to service)

39 hour working week, currently days however may move to a 2 shift pattern


We are based in Derby, easily commutable from the Derby area, Nottingham, Mansfield, Burton, Loughborough, Ashbourne and the Peak District and East Staffordshire.

We have 5 purpose-built buildings at our Derby site including state of the art manufacturing facilities which have been recognised as being one of the most modern and well equipped electronics design, development and manufacturing plants in Europe.

About us:

Pektron has been in business since 1964 and continues to be an industry leader. We deliver bespoke electronics hardware and software solutions to blue chip companies around the world and are innovators in our field. We invest in the best people, processes, and equipment to drive technological development and meet our customer’s needs.

In 2017 we were awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise, having achieved international sales growth of 250% in the previous ten years.

At our HQ in Derby we employ 350 staff and operate Engineering, Manufacturing, Design, Testing, Quality and Support functions, whilst our Sales and Technology centre in Detroit supports our customers in the US. To learn more about us visit our website,



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