Multi Skilled Engineer
The role of an Engineer in food processing can be hugely varied and no two days are the same. Tasks include carrying out both electrical and mechanical work such as planned maintenance activity, reacting to breakdowns, finding out and eliminating the root-cause of problems and working on continuous improvement projects.
Follow a planned preventative maintenance (PPM) schedule for all plant, equipment and machinery.
Carry out PPMs and repairs in a safe and hygienic manner as stated within the company Quality Management System ensuring that operational efficiencies are not adversely affected.
Promptly respond to plant, equipment, machinery breakdown or fault to ensure minimal downtime on operations.
Participate as required in the installation and commissioning of new plant, machinery and equipment.
Ensure tools, toolbox contents, parts and consumables are documented into and out of any food handling area.
Oversee service contractors for onsite compliance.
Mentor apprenticeships and handymen.
Be part of a call out rota to take a turn to be ‘on-call’ and ready to come into work if there’s a major problem.
Be responsible for any ad-hoc duties as and when required
Health & Safety:
Participate in regular checks and inspections of the workplace. Actively engaged in risk assessments for continuous improvement.
Continuous status update of all plant, equipment and machinery following PPM’s or breakdown actions. Liaise with equipment manufacturers and suppliers at a technical level effectively communicating any concerns or queries.
Ensure that all tasks carried out within the PPM schedule, breakdowns and fault repairs are fully documented including activity, repairs, equipment status and the use of consumables and parts.
Ensure any parts or consumables used are fully recorded for accountability and replenishment.
Ensure engineering management systems updated accurately and timely
Skills and Experience:
You will be a proven multi skilled Engineer with experience gained in a high volume, fast paced food production environment.
Need to be proactive, flexible and excellent communicator.
At least five years of experience within a similar role.
Must have proven track record of fault finding.
Good communication skills to directly interact with internal and external clients at the appropriate technical level.
Ability to work individually within a small engineering team but larger operations team.
Experience of refrigeration, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrics and industrial facilities.
Experience of working with 3 phase, inverters, motors, compressors, condensers, DC current, abrasive wheels, dehydrators, PLC’s and PPMs.
Intermediate working knowledge of MS Office and data logging systems.
Qualifications and Certificates:
Mechanical and electrical engineering qualifications to HNC level or equivalent.
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