Multi-Skilled Engineer

Location
Chichester
Salary
£24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted
09 Mar 2018
Closes
06 Apr 2018
Ref
req397
Contact
Natures Way Foods Ltd
Function
Engineering
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers

About us:

Here at Natures Way, we love food!

It all started in 1994 with bagged salad and now we are a leading and award winning manufacturer of fresh convenient food such as prepared salad and fruit, food to go, dressed salads, coleslaw and potato salad to name just a few, supplying to some of the UKs largest household name supermarkets and restaurants.

Operating at four sites on the scenic south coast, Natures Way Foods (NWF) is now one of the largest employers in the area. We're immensely proud to employ a diverse team of nearly 1200 talented, committed and high performing people, valuing their individual strengths, talents, industry knowledge and experience.

About the role:

We are looking to welcome talented people into our engineering team and have vacancies at 3 of our sites on the Chichester Food Park and also our Head Office in Selsey.

Do you have experience of electrical and mechanical maintenance?

If so we would like to hear from you. Ideally you will be multi-skilled with both Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance experience although a specialism in just electrical or just mechanical can be considered with development opportunities to build your skillset to become a multi-skilled engineer.

A manufacturing background, particularly within FMCG / food manufacturing would be desirable although not essential.

Here's a bit more detail:

We understand the importance of Engineering within our business and these roles are integral to ensuring that projects and improvements are continuously driven throughout the sites. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that all engineering works are done promptly, efficiently and to the correct standard to minimise plant downtime; coupled with a proactive approach to breakdown reduction and yield improvement.

  • To ensure the completion of the PPM tasks and formulate improved maintenance practices.
  • To actively champion health and safety, ensuring that a safe working environment exists for all employees and that as a minimum, it meets the standards set out in the company's health and safety and environmental policies.
  • To be proactive in identifying and eliminating faulty processes by implementing long-term fixes.
  • To uphold and exceed standards of product quality and GMP within their area that are appropriate to an industry-leading quality food manufacturer.
  • To be aware of budget and stock control and maintain shift paperwork to a high standard.

Role type: Permanent

Hours: 2 week rolling Panama Shift Pattern 7 - 7 (days and nights)

Example shift pattern:

Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 7am - 7pm (days)

Week 2: Only working on Wednesday and Thursday 7am - 7pm (days)

Week 3: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 7pm - 7am (nights)

Week 4: Only working on Wednesday and Thursday 7pm - 7am (nights)

Responsibilities:

The role is varied and will include:

 

  • Maintaining and improving all plant, processes and assets to a safe, efficient and reliable standard.
  • Day to day maintenance and improvement of plant, assets and services.
  • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with food and H&S standard.
  • Ensure the completion of the PPM tasks and formulate improved maintenance practices.
  • Diagnose and repair equipment faults in a timely fashion, ensuring the smooth running of the Engineering Request System.
  • Actively champion health and safety.
  • Be proactive in identifying and eliminating faulty processes by implementing long-term fixes.

Skills:

 

  • Electrical knowledge & experience (fault finding) OR Mechanical knowledge required.
  • Experience of working in a similar role with relevant engineering or electrical qualifications.
  • Ability to understand a manufacturing process, analyse the inputs and outputs of the process and be able to draw up plans to continually improve performance, both in efficiency and quality or willingness to learn.
  • IT literate.
  • We are also interested in hearing from ex-military personnel with transferable skills that are interested in working within food manufacturing.

About you:

 

  • Self-motivated
  • Analytical problem solving approach and numerical capability
  • Team player, and able to work unsupervised and as part of the team
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • We are also interested in hearing from ex-military personnel with transferable skills that are interested in working within food manufacturing.

The Perks:

We want you to love working for us and what you do, so we have put together a great package of benefits:

 

 

 

  • A competitive salary plus performance related bonus
  • Company pension
  • 22 shifts holiday
  • Healthcare package
  • Life Assurance policy
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exclusive online benefits and discounts
  • Free parking available across all sites
  • Relocation packages available

What to do next…

We really hope this has piqued your interest and would love to hear from you. Click the 'apply' button today and our expert internal recruitment team will be in touch!

 

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