Job Description

  • Are you a skilled Maintenance Engineer?
  • Do you have skills in both mechanical and electrical fault finding?
  • Can you work in Food manufacturing environment and a rotational shift basis?

If you answered “Yes” to the following, we need to hear from you.

Maintenance Engineer


Circa £45,000 per annum plus overtime


  • 31 days annual leave
  • Contributory pension
  • Westfield Health cash back scheme
  • Discounted products
  • Paid breaks
  • Overtime paid at time and a half.

We are recruiting for a leading food production company committed to delivering high-quality products to consumers. Operating in a fast-paced environment, we prioritise safety, efficiency, and innovation in all aspects of their operations. Our client supplies the big brand supermarkets with their products which are seen in households UK wide and even supply to Expats in Australia.

Job Description:

As a Maintenance Engineer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our client’s production facility. Working in a dynamic environment, you will be responsible for both planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and reactive maintenance tasks. Utilising the Shires system, you will meticulously plan and document all engineering works on site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct maintenance on machinery, fixtures, fittings, and buildings, including electrical systems.
  • Respond promptly to emergency maintenance situations.
  • Collaborate with production and technical staff to identify areas for maintenance and engineering improvements.
  • Manage the ordering and organisation of plant/machinery items and spares.
  • Ensure thorough documentation control for all maintenance activities.
  • Execute all Planned Preventative Maintenance on schedule to company standards.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues to swiftly resolve any operational issues.
  • Monitor machinery performance and proactively initiate improvement measures to minimise downtime.
  • Communicate safety issues, quality concerns, and machinery problems effectively.
  • Support production improvements, projects, and reconfigurations as needed.
  • Implement work in accordance with relevant business processes and quality systems.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within the production department.

Skills and Experience required.

  • Full mechanical/electrical engineering apprenticeship - essential
  • Possession of 18th or 17th Edition BS7671 certification- desirable
  • Previous experience in a similar maintenance role, preferably in a factory environment.
  • Ability to prioritise engineering tasks based on production demands.
  • Understanding of manufacturing health & safety- essential
  • Haccp- desirable
  • Conduct maintenance activities in a safe and hygienic manner.
  • Knowledge of refrigeration systems and gas certification is advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels.
  • Resilient and initiative-taking in problem-solving.
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on reducing business costs.

If you are a proactive and skilled Maintenance Engineer looking to thrive in a fast-paced food production environment, we invite you to join our client’s team. Apply now and be a part of our journey towards excellence in engineering and production.

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