Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer (Shift Based)

£44,479.58 per annum (inclusive of 23.5% shift allowance)
Closing date
2 Jun 2022

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Why PepsiCo?
PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies serving more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

Every day millions of people in the UK enjoy our oats, snacks, juices and beverages. The 4,500 strong team behind these household names is spread across our 10 UK sites. Our vision is to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. Behind this vision lies a passion for sustainability and a commitment to doing business in the right way. We strongly believe that integrating purpose into our business strategy will be the key to our future success.

Join the world of PepsiCo Supply Chain, our factory in Lincoln is famous for production of tasty snack brands such as Quavers and Snaps. It's been part of the PepsiCo family for nearly 80 years and is the Lean reference site for Snacks production in Europe. The site went through a major upgrade in 2013 and is now home to our state of the art 'packaging hall of the future', making it the perfect setting for a passionate, experienced specialist to come in and help drive our long term sustainability..
Your leadership, innovation and problem solving skills will be utilised to the fullest; where in this fast paced and ever changing environment, we can go from idea to implementation in a matter of days. You will be inspired by the drive of your team and feel a true sense of connection and comradery with your colleagues who are proud to work in Lincoln.

Position Summary

Reports to: Maintenance Manager
Direct reports: None
Working Hours: The working pattern for the role is 4 on / 4 off 12 hour shifts, 2 days (06:00-18:00), 2 nights (18:00-06:00).

Main Accountability

The Shift Technician role ensures the smooth running and maintenance of key production equipment using specialist engineering knowledge whilst delivering optimum plant reliability through preventative maintenance and electrical testing, including fault finding and problem solving.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise for Electrical and Mechanical maintenance of plant equipment whilst carrying out reactive and PPM using electrical, control system and mechanical engineering skill set
  • Key responsibility for reviewing production targets and priorities / balance the lines to meet them with minimal waste
  • Undertakes tasks which require data and strong diagnostics to identify and act upon underlying root cause issues
  • Provide support to and involvement in site Project and Change Initiatives (CI's) as appropriate
  • Key responsibility for reviewing production targets and priorities / balance the lines to meet them with minimal waste
  • Coaching and supporting the Manufacturing Technician (MT) group to develop their technical skills
  • Responsible for co-ordination of contractors and contracts including issuing of PTW
  • Support site contractor activity through issuing Permit to Works and review of risk assessments and method statements (RAMS)
  • Act as the effective link between Operations & Engineering


What we are looking for


  • Indentured time served apprentice with an Electrical bias holding (as a minimum) 17th edition
  • City & Guilds 2391-52 Inspection and Test holder (or gain within 6 months)
  • PLC experience (Allen Bradley and/or Siemens) an advantage
  • Ideally a multi-disciplined hands-on engineer with FMCG experience
  • Experience of leading and coaching teams
  • Excellent influencing, communication and decision making skills
  • Strong team player who adopts a continuous improvement approach
  • Computer literate

Salary & Benefits:

  • £44,479.58 per annum (inclusive of 23.5% shift allowance)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday (with the option to buy/sell holiday)
  • PPE provided by the business
  • Free onsite parking
  • Staff discount shop
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Long Service Rewards


We pride ourselves on our superb work force. The people in this business genuinely care about doing a great job! We have a common goal - strive to continuously improve our business performance and our own personal development. With the majority of executive team having been promoted organically, we are continually developing and encouraging our employees to push themselves further and offer them support with their continual learning. Career progression is incredibly important to us and we provide great opportunities to grow a long term career





If you're ready to build a fantastic career with some of Britain's best-loved brands, bring your unique talents to our existing business and, together, there's no limit to how far we can go.

PepsiCo are currently the world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages. We employ over 5,000 people across many different locations in the UK. Many of our brands are firm favourites for the nation – Walkers Crisps is the UK’s favourite crisp brand, Tropicana is the UK’s number 1 juice brand and Quaker Oats is the UK’s favourite oats company

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