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Hilton - Mechanical Engineer - Peterlee SR8, UK

Maurice Hilton

Peterlee SR8, UK


Mechanical Engineer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


mechanical and electrical engineer looking for work in sewing industry

Work History

Engineering Manager

Dewhirst Menswear

March 2000 - April 2013

• Management of instillation of Kannegiesser and Veit steam tunnels
• Management and instillation of Polypak automatic bagging machine
• Extensive travel to overseas sites in Morocco and Indonesia
• Assisting set up of brand new factory in Cambodia, including the set up of sewing machines and presses for jacket and trouser production

Engineering Manger

Dewhirst Menswear

June 1986 - March 2000

• Reporting directly to the General Manager, the role provided a focal point for all engineering activities within the production unit
• Day to day management of team of 14 maintenance engineers, looking after all maintenance requirements for factory of circa 1200 employees
• Responsibility for capital expenditure of £1M due to introduction of new product range
• Overseeing outside contractors
• Responsibility for all ancillaries including power, lighting, compressed air, steam, fire alarm system and security systems
• Control of spare components for all production machinery, working within budgetary controls
• Health and Safety, including accident investigations and PAT testing

Engineering Supervisor

Dewhirst Menswear

November 1979 - June 1986

• Reporting directly to the engineering Manager
• Day to day responsibility for the supervision of a team of maintenance engineers
• Responsibility for the maintenance of all plant machinery and equipment
• Daily liaison with production Managers, Production Supervisors and Quality Control Technicians to discuss daily issues and problems encounted to achieve operator utilisation, resulting in increased productivity

Maintenance Engineer

Dewhirst Menswear

May 1976 - November 1979

• Reporting to the Engineering Supervisor
• Electrical, pneumatic, electronic and mechanical appreciation of all production machinery within the plant
• Ensuring adequate stocks of all spare machinery components
• Daily liaison with production supervisors and quality control technicians to help with problem solving within the production processes

Apprentice Engineer

Dewhirst Menswear

September 1971 - May 1976

• Reporting to the Engineering Supervisor
• Assisting Maintenance engineers in preventative maintenance/breakdown maintenance of all plant equipment
• Trained in electrical, pneumatic and mechanical concepts of highly automated machinery
• Trained in the dis-assembly/assembly of machinery/motors

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