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Multi-skilled Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Engineering, Food and Agriculture

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  • Salary:

    £44000 - £44500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Phillip Watson

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  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Excellent opportunity with a leading local food manufacturer. This business is investing heavily in new equipment and seeks a new Engineer, passionate about Continuous Improvement, to join their dedicated.

You will be joining a business passionate about its people and the development. With a healthy training budget for the Engineering department, you will receive a personalised plan to ensure your continued development.

Working Hours: Continental shift pattern (4 on, 4 off) working 12 hour shifts. This will rotate between days (06:00-18:00) and nights (18:00-6:00) each block (average of 42 hours per week).

As a Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer you will ensure the smooth running and maintenance of key production equipment using your specialist engineering knowledge whilst delivering optimum plant reliability through preventative maintenance and electrical testing, including fault finding and problem solving.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise for Electrical and Mechanical maintenance of plant equipment whilst carrying out reactive and PPM using electrical, control system and mechanical engineering skill set
  • Key responsibility for reviewing production targets and priorities / balance the lines to meet them with minimal waste
  • Undertakes tasks which require data and strong diagnostics to identify and act upon underlying root cause issues
  • Provide support to and involvement in site Project and Change Initiatives (CI's) as appropriate
  • Coaching and supporting the Manufacturing Technician group to develop their technical skills
  • Responsible for co-ordination of contractors and contracts including issuing of PTW, review of risk assessments and method statements (RAMS)
  • Act as the effective link between Operations & Engineering
  • Activities will include Working at Height, Confined Spaces, Hot work, Fire investigation/Incident support

What we are looking for:

  • Time served Engineering Apprenticeship with NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
  • Recognised Electrical (min. 17th Edition) or Mechanical Qualification, i.e. Strong Electro-Mechanical aptitude is essential
  • City & Guilds 2391 holder would be an advantage
  • Understanding of SCADA control systems, computer systems, networking
  • Working knowledge of PLC systems - Allen Bradley and/or Siemens an advantage
  • Working knowledge of CMMS and SCADA systems and associated applications
  • Ideally a multi-disciplined engineer with FMCG experience
  • Lean experience and control skills are ideal but not essential
  • Experience of leading and coaching teams
  • Excellent influencing, communication and decision making skills
  • Strong team player who adopts a continuous improvement approach
  • Computer literate


  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday
  • PPE provided by the business
  • Staff discount shop
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Long Service Reward