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Maintenance Technician

Preston, United Kingdom;

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.


The position of Maintenance Technician reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of the plant equipment and infrastructure, according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes in order to ensure optimal production conditions.


The ability to operate with a hands on approach:  Main duties are:

  • Schedule, execute and manage the maintenance work necessary to keep all plant equipment in operating condition

  • Plan and perform preventative maintenance service to machinery and equipment in a timely manner, in order to improve production efficiency, ensure optimum machine time availability.

  • Evaluate and recommend equipment improvements to improve availability and reliability

  • Diagnose and analyze problems with the equipment and/or infrastructure, estimating the repair time.

  • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic assemblies, in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operational manuals and manufacturer’s specifications.

  • Identifies potential equipment failures and take preventive action.

  • Document maintenance repairs performed (e.g. complete worksheets, check the water meters) and complete technical records (e.g. managing technical documentation, executing electrical and mechanical drawings).

  • Perform all operations in compliance with legal and Company policies and procedures, regarding EHS, storage, housekeeping.

  • Other reasonable duties as assigned by line manager.


  • Relevant degree (or equivalent qualification) in Engineering discipline

  • 8 years industrial experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Demonstrated understanding of mechanical plans and also to analyse and troubleshoot mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic issues

  • Able to read and interpret electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams

  • Able to support process design projects and obtain results

  • Experience with PC skills in Windows environment required


  • Chemical or Electrical Engineering Degree

H.B. Fuller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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