Cabot Corporation

  • Lead Technician Maintenance

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    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Cabot Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, currently has a vacancy for a Mechanical Technician. An attractive salary package for the right candidate of £32k - £41k basic is available depending on experience, plus up to £3k for on call and shift allowances and an attractive premium payment overtime system. The successful candidate would also be eligible for an annual bonus award.


    The successful candidate will be a strong team worker with excellent communications skills and a continuous improvement mindset. This role sits in a larger team of both Mechanical and I&E technicians and is expected to take ownership of the installation, commissioning & maintenance of all mechanical equipment on site to ensure equipment is maintained at its optimum performance. The successful candidate would provide maintenance cover as part of an on-call roster. The successful candidate will display an aptitude for problem solving in their area of expertise and always think of safety first and work in a safe manner at all times. the successful candidate will be proactive and driven to succeed.


    Job Responsibilities

    • To take ownership of the responsibility for the regular/preventative and emergency maintenance of mechanical equipment identified in a specific plant area to include leading small improvement teams.
    • Take ownership of trouble shooting through the resolution of problems using process databases in a timely fashion to minimise production losses, whilst maintaining health, safety and environmental standards at all times.
    • Take responsibility for the accurate historical record keeping of equipment using the computerised maintenance management system (CMMS), including the recording of labour hours within the CMMS.
    • Take ownership of the defining and recording of work method statements, risk assessments and preventative maintenance programmes with the team ensuring strict adherence to the site permit to work systems.
    • Once fully trained take ownership of self-supervision and ownership for the supervision of & assistance to contractors including leading small teams of contractors of a similar discipline at plant shut down events.
    • To be responsible for managing the testing of equipment system to ensure timely calibration and replacement of equipment.
    • Support others through non-complex multi-flexible working within other maintenance disciplines.
    • Responsible for providing call-out cover to ensure correct level of support available at all times to the plant.
    • Be responsible for planning and organising work so that relevant equipment is available when required in order that a defined work schedule can be completed.
    • Be responsible for excellent communications with; Engineering contractor to aid with project improvements to include technical support; manufacturers reps to provide quotes for equipment purchase/improvement & to aid fault resolution.
    • Take ownership for the provision of technical support to the Stores Manager on specific equipment enquiries.
    • To support the drive to excellence through participation in a number of site activities and engineering meetings that will drive improved reliability and continuous improvement of plant and equipment.



    • Hold a recognized Engineering Apprenticeship in a relevant discipline (Mechanical)
    • Hold relevant technical qualifications such as ONC/HNC/NVQ/C&G in relevant engineering discipline
    • Hands on experience in medium to heavy industry (ideally on Chemical plants)
    • Technical expert in mechanical maintenance, able to perform tasks that includes fitting, welding, rigging, pipe fitting and first step repairs to GRP systems.
    • Thorough knowledge of techniques in maintaining rotating equipment
    • Knowledge of condition-based monitoring techniques including non-destructive testing, vibration monitoring and thickness testing
    • Technically competent in maintenance techniques.
    • Ability to interrogate relevant data stored in site systems to aid trouble shooting.
    • Experience of working on pressure systems


    • Experience in all Welding techniques
    • Pump strip down and maintenance
    • Ability to write risk assessments and method statements

    About Cabot

    Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.


    The Barry site is part of the Fumed Metal Oxide Business within the Performance Chemicals Segment of Cabot Corporation, and has an ‘over-the-fence’ relationship with Dow Corning who is both a key supplier and customer. As a Mechanical Technician you would be joining a successful maintenance team and play an integral part of providing maintenance support to an operational plant.


    Cabot offers a base salary in the band of £32,000-£41,000 dependent on relevant experience and qualifications plus on call allowance, premium callout payments, pension scheme, private medical cover, annual bonus, 26 days holidays plus other local benefits.


    You would benefit from working Monday to Thursday: 07:00-15:15, Friday: 07:00-14:30 (this includes a 30 minute meal break). The successful candidate would provide maintenance cover as part of an on-call roster.




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