Machine Maintenance Engineer l Ref 117

Machine Maintenance Engineer


This company designs, tests, manufactures, and assembles landing gear used on commercial aircraft, including Airbus and Boeing, as well as UK military aircraft like the Eurofighter Typhoon. The UK division, based in Gloucester, has been a pioneer in landing gear technology for over 90 years, and they take pride in their legacy.

As a Machine Maintenance Engineer, you will be part of a diverse multi-skilled machine tool maintenance team, responsible for working on technically advanced multi-million-pound machinery used in the aerospace industry. Your main task will be to ensure the safe upkeep and reliability of production assets used in the manufacturing of aircraft parts. This involves carrying out both reactive and preventative maintenance, interpreting engineering drawings to identify faults and required spare parts, documenting and prioritizing work through a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System), and adhering to all Health, Safety, and Environment (HS&E) standards and policies.



  • Time served engineering maintenance apprenticeship (NVQ Level 3) or relevant experience in a maintenance role (with the ability to upscale qualification level).
  • Proficiency in reading mechanical drawings, including assembly and schematics.
  • Capability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Fault-finding skills with experience working on mechanical systems, such as advanced pneumatics, advanced hydraulics, hydrostatics, gearboxes, and electro spindles.
  • Skills in fabrication and fitting, with core bench-fitting skills.
  • Proficiency in operating PLC controls & HMIs (Human-Machine Interfaces).
  • Experience using a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).
  • Adherence to HS&E standards and policies.


  • Electrical experience or relevant qualifications.
  • HNC (Higher National Certificate) in mechanical engineering.
  • Knowledge of machine geometry, including levels and alignments of both linear and radial axes, kinematics, and adjustment of RTCP (Rotary Table Center Point).
  • Experience working on conventional and CNC mills, lathes, and grinders.
  • Knowledge of lean, 5S & 6 Sigma methodologies.


  • Hybrid/Flexible working hours with an early finish on Fridays (4.5-day working week).
  • 25 days of holiday + UK Bank Holidays, with the option to buy/sell annual leave.
  • Profit-sharing annual bonus.
  • Shares scheme.
  • Pension scheme (up to 8% match).
  • Onsite subsidised canteen, bicycle storage, and shower/changing facilities.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Dedicated Benefits Portal, offering life assurance, cycle to work, technology & retail savings, access to healthcare & wellbeing services, and more!
  • Global and local career progression opportunities and sponsorship of training courses.
  • STEM engagement with schools, colleges, and universities, and charitable activities.
  • Social events throughout the year and sports and social clubs

Company Culture:

They believe in and promote diversity and inclusion, develop their colleagues’ skills and provide opportunities for shaping the company’s future, create a trustworthy work environment to support innovation, and encourage collaboration and mutual support among employees. They celebrate and embrace differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through staff networks. The company is dedicated to building a strong, diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment.

Capilaux is a recruitment business and is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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