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£43,000 per Year Permanent




Telford - Halesfield


West Midlands



Job Overview

About The Role

Are you a qualified engineer looking for your next role? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Technician to join our site Engineering team on our Fridge plant in Telford.

Our fully automated fridge recycling plant is the most efficient and advanced in the UK and sets a new standard in recovering metals, plastics, and gases. It processes 100 fridges per hour, 700,000 per year. Our second site is a fully automated plastic recycling facility where we combine sink-float technology and electrostatic separation to turn mixed fridge plastics into high-quality recycled products.

At AO Recycling, we are committed to extracting as much value as possible from the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that is thrown away by UK households every year. We are growing rapidly and so with that, opportunities to develop and try new approaches become aplenty. If you are energetic, hands-on, innovative, and professional, this is the environment for you.

As AO’s new Maintenance Technician, you will play a massive part in keeping our plant one of the most efficient and advanced in the UK. That means overseeing work to the plant, delivering planned maintenance schedules, and getting stuck in with improvement projects to drive the plant’s reliability and keep costs down.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

No two days are ever the same at AO Recycling, but here’s a taste of what you’ll get up to:

  • Work 4 on 4 off rotational day and night shifts
  • Complete the planned maintenance inspections and condition reports in line with the site maintenance plan
  • Plan and deliver corrective and reactive work, keeping production downtime to a minimum
  • Complete dynamic risk assessments and adopt a ‘clean-as-you-go’ approach to keep our plant super safe
  • Keep tabs on any malfunctioning equipment and keep site management in the loop
  • Get hands on with engineering project work and play a part in new installations or refurbishments
  • Log your daily progress in the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Call on your engineering expertise in problem-solving workshops
  • Kick off each day with operational review meetings, providing updates on planned maintenance compliance, live defects, and ongoing improvement plans

A Few Things About You

We don’t expect you to know everything about our technology and equipment, but it’d be amazing if you’re:

  • A qualified engineer with mechanical bias
  • Experienced within a similar process, production, or manufacturing environment
  • An excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • Highly organised with the ability to plan and prioritise workloads
  • Clued-up on Environmental, Health & Safety regulations, and safe systems of work (e.g. plant isolations and safety systems)
  • In the know with proactive maintenance strategies
  • Familiar with CMMS systems

A Bit About Us

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re known for helping our customers brilliantly - and it’s no different for AOers. We care about more than what’s on your CV, because together we can do extraordinary things.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own "AO Perks" to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

  • Our Value Creation Plan; We've created a unique long term bonus plan for every AOer to share in our success, giving you the opportunity of an exceptional reward in return for exceptional business performance.
  • 21 days holiday
  • At least 5% contribution pension scheme*
  • Free lunch once a month
  • Discounts; exclusive discounts across our product range.
  • Family leave; Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave.
  • Dedicated wellness initiatives that support your wellbeing, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership


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