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The Banks Group develops, with care, land for a variety of uses including surface coal mining; property and renewable energy. It is a family owned, County Durham based, business employing around 360 people across the north of England and Scotland.

Banks Mining, part of The Banks Group, has over 40 years’ experience in surface coal mining with an excellent reputation for the innovative and successful operation of sites through our development with care approach. Our modern plant fleet has been developed to enable us to work sites safely, responsibly and efficiently, meeting and surpassing both high environmental standards and challenging production targets.

An opportunity has arisen for a plant technician to join the company’s plant division based at our Shotton surface mine in Cramlington, see:

Reporting to the plant maintenance supervisor, the successful candidate will utilise their specialised experience and decision making skills to prioritise diagnostics, repairs and maintenance to plant equipment. This will be done in a safe, efficient and responsible manner to achieve all plant department targets and objectives.

Applications are invited from candidates who have an NVQ level 3 in plant maintenance or equivalent.  You will have a comprehensive understanding of industry best practices, technical and diagnostic skills. You will be required to pin point the root cause of defects and eliminate problems quickly and efficiently. You will have exceptional mechanical knowledge, experience and dexterity, and have excellent attention to detail. You will be organised and self-disciplined as well as safety and environmentally aware.  You will have strong communication skills and must hold a full clean driving licence.

To apply for this post please complete, in full, an application form, which can be obtained in person from Shotton reception or by emailing: as soon as possible. Completed applications must be returned to the HR Department.

The Banks Group is committed to equality of opportunity.

Registered office: Inkerman House, St John's Road, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XL

Registered in England number 2267400. VAT registration number 569 3236 14

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