Engineering Technician

Major are currently working in partnership with a World leading manufacturing company in East Cleveland. Due to continuous growth we are looking for an experience Electrical Technician to join the existing friendly team.

What’s on Offer;

  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Day shifts Monday to Friday
  • Working with a friendly and welcoming team
  • 36 hours per week
  • Excellent Package


Preventative maintenance on machines and equipment; as well as responding to emergency machine break downs throughout the plant

Determine cause of potential failure or performance deterioration, and either complete remedial work during shift or brief subsequent shift and Engineering Team Leader on issue, cause and recommended solution

Involvement with new design, installation and movements of existing machines

Overhaul and repair of machines and equipment

Ensuring machines and equipment on site are safe, working efficiently and fit for purpose

It will also involve ensuring all work is carried out within Health and Safety legislation

Role Requirements;

  • An experienced Electrical Maintenance engineer with the manufacturing industry experience
  • Proven working knowledge of Siemens PLC controls
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems including motors, gearboxes and drive systems
  • 18thEdition
  • Relevant professional qualifications
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability
  • Professional in their approach to dealing with issues and employees

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Engineering Technician

  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


Mechanical Test Technician

A Test Technician with a mechanical / piping background is ought to support a busy R&D Team

You will be responsible for providing solutions, design input, development & verification of new components for implementation into gas, hydraulic and process systems as part of the engineering process. You will be able to understand Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s), fabrication drawings, system designs and GA drawings in both 2D and 3D CAD packages. You will be responsible for the testing and implementation of components into systems, including specification, purchasing, testing and verification to improve the quality and reliability of systems ready for use in the market. You will ensure that all testing and validation is completed in a safe manner and complete comprehensive test reports in accordance with company standards.


The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in a R&D working environment ideally in an engineering and/or manufacturing organisation. They will be able to demonstrate experience in reading engineering drawings, reviewing client specification and identifying quality requirements. You will ideally have experience of testing & validation and ideally have a good knowledge of pressure component standards such as PED, ASME VIII etc and hazardous environments (ATEX etc). Good communication and documentation skills are essential. Ideally you will be educated to HND / Degree level. Experience of working with hydraulics, chemical or gas flow systems would be advantageous.

This is a varied and interesting role with interesting technical challenges and projects. The company offers a good benefits package and career development opportunities


If you would like more information on the role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV


Control Systems Engineer / PLC Programmer

Control Systems Design Engineer / PLC Programmer – £40-45K + Good benefits package

A Control Systems Design Engineer with experience of designing and developing PLC based control solutions using Siemens TIA Portal is needed by an expanding Engineering company.

Your main responsibility will be for the programming of the control solutions associated to specialist systems. This will include

  • PLC programming supporting Electrical concept system design including drafting diagrams and sourcing components.
  • Write and Document Programs
  • Produce flow diagrams
  • Write robust programs using automation software (Siemens TIA primarily, others beneficial)
  • Understand Programming languages (such as Ladder Logic, ST, SFC, Function Block)
  • Create HMI and SCADA projects
  • Prepare documentation for the program’s intended use as well as any safety related instructions
  • Support standardization of programs
  • Support operation and maintenance manuals/documentation

You will also be responsible for determining test criteria, software / system testing, installation and technical support.


The ideal candidate will be HND / Degree qualified with around 5 years’ experience of developing PLC based control systems. You will also need to be able to take a client specification and develop a suitable software solution from first principles and create the code from scratch. Good analytical and troubleshooting skills are essential and you will need to be able to anticipate and avoid any potential issues that may arise during the development process. A good knowledge of Electrical Engineering & Standards and electrical & software engineering principles is essential as are good interpersonal skills, the ability to use a wide range of software packages and draw and interpret Flow diagrams (Visio etc).

This is a varied and interesting role with interesting technical challenges and projects. The company offers a good benefits package and career development opportunities


If you would like more information on the role please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV

Facilities Technician

Salary: £30.000

Hours: 39 hours; Mon – Thurs: 7.30 am – 4.30 pm (with a 30 minute unpaid break) and Fri: 7.30 am – 12.30 pm.

Location: Houghton Le Spring

Holiday: 26 days plus bank holidays

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Support the development and maintaining of a world class facility
  • Complete internal improvement actions including fabrication, re-layout of areas, etc.
  • Timely completion of works order requests to a high standard
  • Ensure compliance to required standards and regulations
  • Liaise & management of required contractors to support repair & improvement works (including contractor induction, PO process, etc.)
  • Deliver facilities requirements in line with budget expectations
  • Upkeep & general maintenance TPM’s of all build & shipping pallets
  • Administration of purchase orders for facilities requirements, production tooling & housekeeping consumables
  • Support continuous improvement activities as required throughout the plant
  • Comply with all HSE practices & policies
  • Assist with weekly fire alarm & emergency light testing
  • General DIY including TV monitors , projectors & furniture installs.
  • General Maintenance tasks including plumbing , paint & decorating projects.
  • Support other suitable tasks within the plant as requested

Required Skills and Experiences

  • 2 Years experience working in a similar role
  • Experience with hardware tools and electrical equipment
  • Good problem-solving abilities
  • Automotive experience preferred


  • Overtime rates payable for pre-approved OT (Mid-week day shift rare 1.33; Sat rate 1.5; Sun rate: 2)
  • Death in Service scheme
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Instant Discounts through Salary’s Extra.

Trainee Technician

Trainee Technician £28k – £30k inclusive of shift premium

Working Hours/Benefits

AM/PM rotating
AM – Mon – Thu 6am – 2pm Fri 6am – 11am
PM – Mon – Thu 2pm – 10pm Fri 11am – 4pm

Stakeholder pension scheme (max 10% employer contribution) including Life assurance x4 salary and Permanent Health Insurance (PHI) cover
Generous annual leave & company benefits, plus free on-site parking.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in responding appropriately to unexpected and/or continuing situations, which develop in the work environment.
  • Assist the team to deliver departmental KPI’s and reduce outstanding work.
  • Follow up orders and ensure spare parts are ordered which require fitting to the machines.
  • Assist in analysing history on equipment and breakdowns. Provide technical assistance to ensure shortest possible machine downtime, recording and creating manuals & drawings to help early machine recovery.
  • Attend departmental meetings with team members to discuss projects, issues, team briefings etc.
  • Process, review, and expedite work orders, modification and equipment drawings, schematics, check sheets, job instructions, and calibrations records.

Skills & Abilities

  • An understanding of maintenance policies, procedures, and terms.
  • Project management understanding with an emphasis to improve reliability.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to undertake a high level of activity.
  • Respond effectively and perform basic arithmetic accurately and quickly.
  • Good IT skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills.


  • Recognised engineering apprenticeship.
  • Minimum ONC or City & Guilds level 3 or equivalent (Technical Certificate, etc.)
  • Time served apprenticeship
  • Familiarisation with the use of machine tools

Project Manager

Are you a successful Project Manager in the North Yorkshire area with experience in a fast-paced automation industry looking for an exciting new role?

With excellent career opportunities, competitive salary and excellent pension and benefits package, on permanent dayshift. This is a great time to join a thriving and forward-thinking company. You will be responsible for a cross functional plant team including but not limited to Manufacturing Engineers, Tooling, Quality, NPI and Health and Safety.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years’ experience
  • NPI Projects
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Injection Moulding
  • Automation industry
  • Design Experience
  • Degree Qualified
  • Full UK Driving License

The role will involve:

  • Managing project timing and critical path activities to
  • Managing budget
  • Leading structured team-based engineering investigations to establish root cause and issue resolution.
  • Management and delivery of all pre-production activities
  • To ensure coordination and timely implantation of all allocated business or continuous improvement
  • Management of deliverable, accurate update, and release of documentation
  • Maintain project targets for Budget, Contribution Margin and Cycle times.


Fabrication Inspector

Fabrication Inspector £30,000 rising to £35,000

My client in the Sheffield area of South Yorkshire are looking for an Welding Inspector.

The company is a fast-growing industrial manufacturing business working with some of the world’s largest companies in the, power generation, nuclear and infrastructure.

Due to extreme growth the company are looking for a Weld Inspector to join our team. Would suit someone with a keen eye looking to progress from welding into a inspection role.

Job Duties:

Your key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Visual inspection of fabrications at various stages of completion.
Dimensional inspections.
Conduct MPI as required.
Generate inspection reports.
Identify and record non-conforming out puts and oversee resolutions as required.
Ensure the inspection test plan is followed.

Essential requirements:

Good eye for detail
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Quality driven standard setter

Overtime is paid at time and a half.

Working Days (7am – 3.30pm)

Yard Operative

We are currently recruiting for a Yard Operative, on behalf of a major company in the Oil & Gas sector. This position would be a Permanent, Full-Time position, based in Portlethen.

You will be responsible for:-

  • Carrying out NDT Inspection of all equipment to Company/Customer Standards
  • Stripping down, servicing and repairing of Treating Iron under minimum supervision
  • Pressure testing all Treating Iron and Set Relief valves.
  • Maintaining a high level of housekeeping at all times
  • Ensuring all work undertaken is of a high quality, to agreed targets and timescales.
  • You may be required to work offsite in the UK and Overseas.

Does this sound like you? :

  • Good mechanical knowledge
  • Good communication and organisational skills with the ability to manage time, prioritise workload and work under pressure.
  • An enthusiastic, proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.

If this sounds like you, APPLY NOW and our dedicated team will look over all applications and be in touch with you if you look like the ideal candidate.

Major Recruitment act as an Employment Agency for permanent roles and an Employment Business for temporary opportunities.


Instrumentation and Controls Technician

We are currently recruiting for a Instrumentation and Controls Technician based in Peterborough. This job is fully on site work, with the working hours-

Monday- Thursday 8am-4pm

Friday- 8am-3:30pm

The team’s primary responsibility is the calibration and maintenance of the test facility measurement and control systems to ensures quality data output is maintained and to assist engine development and verification. The team is additionally responsible for the upgrade and commissioning of the multi-million-pound engine test facility, which has world-class performance, emissions, and mechanical validation capabilities.

Team members interact with the wider Test Facilities Engineering team as well as other departments within GED and the wider Industrial Power Systems Division.

The ideal candidate needs the knowledge, base skills, and experience to be able to calibrate, repair and maintain the electronic control systems, instrumentation, and electrical plant within the GED facility to the high standard required to keep the company at the forefront of today’s technology. This also includes the ability to maintain records, read and interpret technical drawings and work with engineers, contractors, and colleagues to design, install, commission, and maintain new, refurbished, and modified equipment.

Operating in a fast paced and professional technical environment, this role will provide an interesting variety of responsibilities and activities, with the opportunity to work both as part of a wider team and independently utilising initiative.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Practical, hands-on responsibility for maintaining and deploying measurement equipment
  • Carrying out calibrations of our test facility to recognised standards
  • Conducting diagnostic investigations
  • Equipment evaluation and collation/distribution of findings
  • Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) and calibration of engine test facility
  • Modifications to facility plant/test rigs and equipment
  • Evaluating new / future products and processes in the electronic and calibration discipline
  • Provide first line breakdown cover which could include shift work

Key Competencies:

  • Must be able to adapt to a fast-paced working environment
  • Strong team working skills to assist engineers in technical investigations and processes
  • Strong Customer focus
  • Must be self-motivated and possess the ability to use own initiative
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on quality
  • High work standards
  • A focus on Safety must always remain a priority

Skills & Experience Required:

Essential –

  • Either qualified through a technical apprenticeship with electrical/electronic bias or equivalent extensive industry experience within the electronics/electrical field.
  • Experience in Calibration and fault finding of instrumentation
  • Emphasis on initiative and self-starting tasks
  • The ability to follow written work instructions and document progress
  • Ability to read and interpret, electronic design schematics, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical drawings.
  • Experience of working to health and safety standards/regulations

Desirable –

  • Multi-skilled in both Electrical and Electronics disciplines
  • Understanding / experience of working in engine test cell environment
  • Understanding / experience of Root Cause Analysis techniques and permanent corrective actions.
  • ISO7671:2017 IEE 18th Electrical Regulations
  • Competent in Microsoft Office Suite
  • HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline

If interested in this job role give Recruit Central or click “Apply now”

Steel Welder

Major Recruitment – Castle Donington

Major Recruitment are looking for an experienced Welder based in Derby to join the clients privately-owned business who specialise in steel work in the UK for an immediate start

To apply for this Welder role, ideally you’ll need:

  • Based in the Derby area or within easy commuting distance
  • Experience as a MIG Welder
  • Effective verbal and written communication skill
  • Flexible, Adaptable, with great communication and organisational skill
  • Creating skid risers

Key Responsibilities:

  • MIG welding
  • Welding various materials, predominantly steel
  • Fully Certified
  • Maintaining all health and safety standards
  • Competent in s1090 all grades of steel

Shift Pattern:

  • 06:30am-4:30pm
  • £14-£15.50 depending on experience

Package Benefits:

  • Earn up to £15.50 per hour
  • Immediate start
  • Onsite Canteen
  • Parking Onsite
  • In house training provided
  • Relaxed friendly enviroment

If this role suits you please APPLY TODAY or CALL 01332955155