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Skilled Mechanic

About Crown

Crown Holdings, Inc., is a world leader in the metal packaging production process. We design and manufacture a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions and products. Our clients are some of the largest and most respected companies in the world.

It's an exciting time to join our business because Crown offers you the opportunity to grow and develop your skills in an expanding industry.

Crown was founded with the goal of valuing and promoting sustainability and this vision continues to be essential to our long-term future.

About this opportunity

The purpose of the Skilled Mechanic is to maximise production, ensure good quality product and minimum spoilage; to maintain machinery in good, safe working order.

Main Responsibilities



•    Ensure the efficient operation of production machinery
•    Inspect and measure product on a sampling basis 
•    Record quality checks, highlight out-of-standard results and report to PQA/Shift Manager
•    Maintain quality standards 
•    Maintain a supply of raw materials and inspect incoming material for defects or poor quality
•    Continuously observe to locate, rectify, and record line stoppages and machine breakdowns
•    Identify opportunities to implement improvements 


Maintenance, Repairs and Changeovers 

•    Identify and analyse faults and make adjustments / tooling changes / repairs
•    Conduct planned maintenance work 
•    Assist in the development / improvement of the planned maintenance programme
•    Identify and procure spare parts as required



•    Always follow safe working practices
•    Conducting regular safety checks of machinery and take action to ensure safety standards 
•    Ensure good standards of housekeeping



•    Support on-the-job training for new starters, apprentices, and colleagues



•    Maintain record and report the current condition of the line and product
•    Communicate development and improvements to increase efficiency


Additional Duties 

•    Assist in trials, installation and commissioning of equipment as directed by immediate Manager
•    Work flexibly in any work area as far as safety and capability allows


Required Education and Qualifications
•    Level 3 mechanical apprenticeship or NVQ (motor vehicle, HGV or similar)

Required Experience, Skills and Competencies
•    Experience using workshop machinery and measuring equipment (lathe, milling, welding, cutting etc.)
•    Commitment to Health and Safety 
•    A ‘can-do’ attitude 
•    A drive for continuous improvement 


Beneficial Knowledge and Experience
•    Relevant experience in maintaining can making equipment 

Critical Success Factors
•    Operational performance of the line 
•    Timely completion of maintenance activity 
•    Implementation of continuous improvement initiatives 

Shift Pattern

You will work on a Continental Based Shift Rota, attending 2 x 12-hour days followed by 2 x 12-hour nights, then 4 days off. After a pattern of five of these shifts you have 14 days off and we also give you 18 days off in the summer.


This equates to 144 rostered shifts per year and an outstanding work/life balance!


Salary and Benefits

  • Salary of up to £46,218 including shift premium
  • Site annual bonus scheme
  • 9% Company Pension contribution
  • Cash Health Plan
  • 25 days of holiday plus Bank Holidays (for employees working shifts this is mainly contained in the shift pattern)
  • Free parking on-site
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cycle to work scheme


What Crown Offers You

  • The opportunity to build a career in a multi-cultural environment
  • To be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance
  • Professional and personal development through training and work experiences
  • Strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees 


Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging!


Working Together

Accessibility, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are key features of Crown’s culture of Working Together. We aim to value and respect each individual and foster an environment where everyone is represented.

We strive to promote psychological safety, allowing colleagues to bring their authentic selves to work and ultimately generate a sense of belonging at Crown.


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Skilled Mechanic

Requisition ID:  2791

Peterborough, GB, PE2 7LB

Functional Area:  Manufacturing
Experience Level:  Experienced professional
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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