Who is our client?

Our client is a leading food manufacturer producing as broad range of chilled and ambient products. One of the leading businesses in their category, they are going through a period of sustained growth and have plans in place for this continue through 2020.

As a result, they are now looking to strengthen their engineering team and have a newly created opportunity for a maintenance engineer with food and drink experience. The working environment is fast paced and can be demanding but they have a supportive culture with a real emphasis on teamwork and also offer excellent opportunities for ongoing training and development.

The role requirements

Reporting to the Night Operations Manager, you will be responsible for all planned and reactive maintenance within your area, working to minimise downtime and providing a high level of engineering support to the manufacturing teams.

Working with a high level of autonomy, you will respond quickly to unexpected breakdowns and also proactively look for ways of driving performance and engineering reliability.

You will act as the ‘bridge’ between the day and night shifts, ensuring thorough handovers take place in order to improve consistency between shifts.

Please note that this is a night shift position (Monday to Friday, 2200-0600).

What sort of people are we looking for?

You will be an apprentice trained, multi-skilled engineer (electrically or mechanically biased) with previous experience of working in maintenance roles in the food industry.

You will be able to fault find using PLCs (Siemens) and have strong electrical skills (17/18th edition qualifications would be ideal) as well as being an ‘all rounder’ who is able to competently resolve electrical and mechanical issues.

You will have experience of maintaining and improving a wide range of food manufacturing equipment (eg; ovens, conveyors, check weighers, metal detectors, packaging machinery).

Proactive in your approach, you will be able to identify and remedy recurring engineering issues and also enjoy looking for new and improved ways of working.

Formal health & safety qualifications (IOSH/NEBOSH) would be ideal but are not essential.