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Maintenance Engineer Supervisor

Salary: £36,000 - £42,000

Full Time / Permanent / 45hrs Week

Deadline for application: Friday 26th July

Are you a skilled Maintenance Engineer looking for the next step in your career? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your expertise is valued, and your leadership makes a difference?
Oakwrights is looking for a talented Maintenance Engineer Supervisor to join our team!

About Us: At Oakwrights, we're pioneers in crafting stunning oak-framed buildings that stand the test of time. With a legacy of excellence spanning decades, we blend traditional craftsmanship with innovative techniques to create bespoke structures of unparalleled quality.

Role Overview: As our Maintenance Engineer Supervisor, you'll lead our maintenance team in ensuring the ongoing performance and reliability of our facilities and machinery. Your expertise will be crucial in overseeing preventive maintenance schedules, troubleshooting issues, and implementing improvements to optimize our operations.

We have been operating and maintaining our Hundegger CNC machinery since 2008 and remain the UK leader in solid wood processing.

We currently have five Hundegger machines installed including (K2 industry/K2I/speedcut ) to carry out 80% of the cutting for each of our projects, this leaves our craftspeople to do the more skilled elements of our customers oak frames and encapsulation panels such as the fitting, finishing, scribe work, decoration and embellishment.

The maintenance and operation of these machines (and many others) is vital to the smooth running of the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and mentor a team of maintenance engineers, fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and cost savings, driving continuous enhancement of our maintenance procedures.
  • Ensure our machinery (CNC / Hundegger / Planer / weinmann) is maintained in line with required standards.
  • Monitor records of all faults, fabrication of parts and safety devices.
  • Working as part of the wider team you will interact across departments, including Production to improve our processes and increase output.
  • Maintaining schedules and documentation whilst working on projects to upgrade and modify current machinery.
  • Support the installation of new machinery and work effectively with external contractors as required.
  • Test and inspect machines and equipment and work with colleagues to eliminate production problems.
  • Carry out routine maintenance checks on all machinery.
  • Conduct machine maintenance to the highest standard and report any issues promptly.
  • Apply fixes where possible and assist with putting in place preventative maintenance measures.
  • Assist with the upkeep of the engineering workshop, ensuring stock and stock records are maintained correctly.


  • Previous experience in a similar Maintenance Engineer role, maintaining and servicing similar workshop machines.
  • Qualified in Engineering (HNC, Degree or similar).
  • A solid foundational knowledge of PLC based control systems and pneumatics.
  • Experience of working with CNC Machinery is an advantage.
  • Experience in both reactive and planned maintenance on mechanical manufacturing equipment.
  • Experience in mentoring and developing junior engineering apprentices or similar is an advantage.
  • Experience with a PPM system
  • Experience with scheduling systems.
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Why Join Oakwrights:

  • Opportunity to work with a market leader in oak-framed construction, contributing to iconic projects that showcase your expertise.

  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment where your ideas are valued, and your contributions make a real impact.

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Ready to take the next step in your career with Oakwrights? To apply, please submit your cv along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience.

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