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Mechanical Technician

Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide.  With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and chemical manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.

INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; Hydrogen and Vinyls Technologies. INOVYN's annual commercial production volume is circa 10 million tonnes. See and for more details.

This is a direct Company recruitment. We will not accept applications via employment agencies.

As a time-served mechanical technician, the post holder is responsible for specifying and completing mechanical work on the brine and water assets to ensure operational deadlines are met on time in full and in a safe manner according to INOVYN’s SHE policy and procedures.



  • Inspect mechanical defects and specify repairs based on guidance from the Mechanical/Civil Asset Engineer; complete these repairs to the required standard.
  • Complete mechanical work as part of a planned maintenance task, including working on registered equipment such as pipelines and critical machines.
  • Respond to emergent failures on mechanical equipment and carry out repairs to the required standard, liaising directly with external resources (workshops, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers).
  • Lead a small team of tradesmen (INOVYN or contractor) during planned or breakdown work and champion the maintenance of SHE, quality and engineering standards.
  • Carry out monitoring of equipment and identify improvement opportunities; highlight plant issues to the plant engineers (M/E/I) at an appropriate level.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Time served mechanical technician.
  • High level of commitment to Safety Health & Environment and effective work performance.
  • Sound knowledge of pumps and critical machines.
  • A broad appreciation of engineering and safe working practices in a chemical plant or brine field setting.
  • Good appreciation of regulatory standards and legal framework for pressure systems.
  • Experienced in working with and maintaining process plant and equipment.
  • Experience in working in high hazard environments (COMAH).
  • High standards of work and attention to detail; good thinking and diagnostic skills.
  • Excellent work ethic and highly motivated.
  • A team player with a flexible approach to work patterns; able to work alone using initiative and take the lead where required.
  • Able to communicate clearly across all levels as this role may involve dealing with the general public.
  • A full UK driving licence.


  • Northwich (UK)


Please send a CV and covering note to

Closing date for applications is Thursday 23 September 2021.