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Multi Skilled Engineer

KP Snacks
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
£49,937 plus bonus
Closing date
23 Dec 2023

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Food Manufacturing

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Multi-Skilled Engineer

Ashby de la Zouch (Home of Hula Hoops)

Shift Pattern: 24/7 or Panama shift pattern (12 hr shifts) day and night shifts


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Multi-Skilled Engineer to join the friendly team at our Ashby site which is home to iconic KP brands such as Hula Hoops, Skips, Nik Naks and Space Raiders. You’ll be an integral member of the Engineering function providing a comprehensive electrical, mechanical and maintenance engineering service to safely sustain and improve production operating efficiencies in line with the continued growth of the business.


KP Snacks is proud to be part of the Intersnack Group. With an annual turnover of more than €3 billion, the Intersnack Group has grown and flourished to become a market leader in savoury snacks, present in over 30 countries across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. We are also incredibly proud to have been named as one of the Top 10 Best Big Companies and the Top 10 Food & Drink Companies to work for in the UK (via Best Companies)


As a Multi- Skilled Engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Repairing and maintaining 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
  • Creating PPM schedules, maintaining accurate maintenance records and completing data entry records within appropriate timescales
  • Acting 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 and Maintenance Leads for engineering assistance, monitoring visual management boards to ensure priority items are dealt with
  • Working with the production teams to improve their capability and knowledge of the equipment
  • Ability to quickly identify problems, perform root cause analysis to stop repeat failures
  • Following policies and procedures in conjunction with the food quality management system and retailer-specific technical standards
  • Playing an active part in food safety and health and safety, identifying hazards and risks, and ensuring all health and safety procedures and safe working practices are always followed


What we would like to offer you:

  • Up to £49,937 pa plus factory bonus
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Additional holiday buy available
  • KP Matching Pension plus Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • KP4ME- discount scheme, online benefits and information platform
  • Staff shop
  • Subsidised staff canteen and free refreshments
  • Free parking onsite
  • Opportunities for career development within the Company



At KP Snacks we are passionate about our people and proud to offer exciting rewarding careers across our business.
Do you like the idea of joining KP’s awesome team of happy snackers?  We have a brilliant culture and opportunities in many different functions, so if you’re talented, enthusiastic and up for a challenge, we want to hear from you.
Wherever you work at KP Snacks, you’ll receive excellent training and support to help you be the best you can be.
We’re an expanding company and – as part of the privately owned Intersnack Group – there’s always the possibility to develop your career further afield in Europe as well as in the UK

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