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Multi-Skilled Shift Engineer

KP Snacks
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Highly competitive base + bonus, pension & lots more great benefits
Closing date
8 Nov 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Multi-Skilled Engineer

Pontefract (Home of Butterkist Popcorn)

Shift Pattern: 3 shift rotation (6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm / 10pm-6am)


As our Multi-Skilled Shift Engineer, you’ll be an integral member of the Engineering function at the Butterkist popcorn factory, providing a comprehensive mechanical, electrical and maintenance engineering service in order to safely sustain and improve production operating efficiencies in line with the continued growth of the business.


Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Repair and maintenance of production and ancillary equipment, property and facilities ensuring downtime is kept to a minimum and in line with the requirements of the production process and plan
  • Create PPM schedules, maintaining accurate maintenance records and completing data entry records within appropriate timescales
  • Act as host for Contractors working on site ensuring that all necessary documentation is available and completed and that safe working practices are agreed prior to commencement of work
  • Responding to requests from production for engineering assistance and monitoring visual management boards to ensure flagged items are dealt with
  • Working with the production teams to improve their knowledge of the equipment and ability to quickly identify problems and resolve where appropriate, or refer
  • Follow policies and procedures in conjunction with the food quality management system and retailer-specific technical standards
  • Play an active part in health and safety, identifying hazards and risks and ensuring all health and safety procedures and safe working practices are followed at all times

Some of the machinery/equipment we use:

- Bagging machines

- Mulitihead weighers / check weighers

- Pick and Place robots

- Automated case packing machinery

- Industrial oil popping and frying machines



The multi-award-winning culture at KP Snacks is friendly, welcoming & supportive. We encourage everyone to be the best they can be, working together to achieve great results.



  • ££highly competitive base salary
  • Pension
  • Lots more great benefits

Job requirements

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • City & Guilds or HNC in mechanical or electrical engineering would be advantageous but experience will be given priority
  • 18th edition electrical certification
  • Demonstrable experience gained within a food manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience working with PLC’s
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