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Lubrication Technician


Ellesmere Port, GB, CH65 4HB

Brand:  RS
Function:  Supply Chain
Work Location:  Office based

About the role:


This role is based at Essar’s Stanlow Oil Refinery in Ellesmere Port. As part of the contract lubrication services team you will be required to perform routine lubrication tasks across the site, such as greasing, oil changes and basic lubrication-related maintenance activities to a fixed schedule in-line with site’s SOPs.


Our core offering is the provision of lubrication, condition monitoring and oil testing services  to customers in food and beverage, manufacturing, transport, utilities and heavy industry. The rapid and effective testing of these samples is paramount to our customers understanding the health of their machines and being able to make informed decisions around what steps to take to extend the life of this equipment.


Key accountabilities:


  • Lubrication of plant equipment.
  • Responsibility for a predefined section of the site from a lubrication task perspective.
  • Liaise with client engineering teams and build a strong rapport with onsite staff.
  • Inspection and maintenance of lubrication points and oil levels.
  • Collection of oil samples.
  • Completion of visual PMs and equipment inspections.
  • Assisting sites with inventory management.
  • Concise and accurately reporting your findings.
  • Performing site audits and supporting Essar’s lubrication programme to a world-class level.


What we’re looking for:


  • Previous experience in a similar role is vital, with knowledge of machinery lubrication, engineering and mechanical maintenance a must. The candidate will need to be a methodical worker with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Qualification to MLA or MLT Level 1 or equivalent is desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience of working a technical environment, such as non-destructive testing, analytical chemistry, or in another laboratory-based environment. Practical academic experience would be suitable.
  • Due to the scale of the site, the role will involve driving from area to area in a company-provided van. A full driving licence is therefore essential.
  • A strong awareness of the importance of safe working in an industrial or lab-based environment.
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and make decisions
  • Evidence of delivering against targets and working effectively with others
  • Microsoft Office skills.


We are RS Group.


RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.


Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 


We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things. That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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