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Dairygold Food Ingredients UK
Attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme
Closing date
19 Dec 2020

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Food Manufacturing
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Day Shifts (6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm)

Are you our missing ingredient?

As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’re growing our business with a new organisational structure that will create significant additional production capacity. Our current success and our ambitious growth plans are built on a reputation of quality and service and we know from experience that it’s the skill and dedication of our people resources that is the key to this success.

Engineering support is vital to ensure production downtime is minimized, machine performance is continually enhanced, and improved efficiencies are achieved on the line. With this in mind we have a great opportunity for a shift Engineering to join the team at Crewe. We have a vacancy for rotating 6am-2pm /2pm-10pm, Monday to Friday.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance on machinery and equipment
  • Ensure that equipment is fit for purpose on a shift / daily basis.  Attend breakdowns as necessary, to support continuous production.  Monitor and document line downtime and breakdowns
  • Complete a robust shift handover with the alternate shift engineer and ensure critical issues are raised to minimise disruption to operational performance
  • Support production with machinery setup and carry out repairs to machinery
  • Control activities of contractors on site, completing permits to work and relevant documentation 
  • Ensure plant and equipment is operated and operating in the correct manner in line with H&S
  • Re-order spare parts and materials as necessary to ensure that stock levels are maintained
  • Work on capital projects as required and complete all engineering activities in line with plan

Who are we looking for?

You will need significant post apprenticeship experience with an electrical bias, ideally gained in food manufacturing and supported by BTEC or C&G qualification in an appropriate discipline (Electrical Systems, Electrical Control, PLCs, Fault finding and Mechanical Engineering).

Some experience of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques and approaches within an engineering environment would be ideal. Proactive with high levels of initiative and a drive to resolve problems quickly and efficiently, you will be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. A clear and professional communicator you will work well with colleagues at all levels and across all disciplines to ensure the smooth running of the site.


The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme.  If you are a proactive, organised and enthusiastic team player who is interested in developing your skills in a growing team then look no further.  To find out more visit and to apply send your details including current package to Layla Javady, HR Manager, clearly stating your available shifts. 


At Dairygold Food Ingredients we’re on a winning streak.  Driven by our passion for product quality and range, the UK team has scooped major international, American and British cheese awards over the years.

As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’ve achieved rapid, double digit growth over the last five years and we have ambitious plans for this growth to continue.   We’ve invested significantly in our systems infrastructure and implemented Oracle ERP across the business.  Now we are investing in our people resources, ensuring we have the skills and experience to fully capitalise on the efficiencies Oracle can support.

New opportunities now exist for highly motivated, tenacious and target driven individuals.  You will see the challenges of embedding a new end to end system as the perfect platform to deliver efficiency improvements, drive cultural change in our ways of working, whilst maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

With just under 150 colleagues across both sites we are a fairly small but dynamic and successful employer. Achieving turnover of £90million has only been possible through teamwork, providing stretching personal objectives and providing colleagues with the accountability to make decisions and make things happen.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent bonus scheme – GRID – which is payable annually on achievement of company financial targets and personal objectives.

Visit our website for more information on our company, our products and our career opportunities.

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