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Reliability Engineer

Employer
Princes
Location
Cardiff
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Engineering, Operations
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Princes Group has over 7,000 employees with offices and production sites in the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, France and Mauritius. Princes manufactures 350 different food and drink products responsibly sourced and enjoyed by consumers every day. None of this would be possible without striving to be an employer of choice, where our colleagues are proud to represent our business.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the site Asset Care Manager, the role has primary responsibility for the completion of planned, Condition Based and Reliability centred maintenance techniques across the site, integrating as part of the site Asset care plan, utilising the company Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS), SAP.
This role is part of the Engineering Team developing and actioning appropriate Maintenance plans, uploading the detail into SAP and monitor performance.
As a part of the Engineering function, the role works with the site to strive to achieve optimal operational efficiency at the lowest cost through the delivery of targets against the strategic objectives of the function:

  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Delivery
  • Safety
  • People

The role works closely with the Engineering Team Leaders, Manufacturing Operations and Production Planning, to ensure the delivery of both the production plan and the planned maintenance activity. In doing so they ensure their site is working to attain optimum efficiencies, effectiveness and profitability, initiating and implementing change as appropriate to meet the needs of the business. 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Safety, Quality, Hygiene 
    • Undertake duties in a responsible manner giving due consideration to Safety, Environmental & Quality procedures, which form part of the Integrated Management System.
    • Ensure work undertaken conforms to all requirements
    • Embrace a culture of safe behaviour and contractor health and safety within the production and engineering areas
    • Support a culture enhancing behavioural awareness to reduce accidents, incidents and near misses.
       
  • Asset Care Management and Reliability Engineering
    • Work with the Asset Care Manager and other members of the Engineering team as appropriate action effective plans for the site.
    • Use Condition Based monitoring techniques as part of a proactive Asset Care Management strategy. i.e. JIPM
    • Develop the Reliability centred maintenance techniques as part of a proactive Asset Care Management strategy i.e. JIPM
    • Use of key measures such as Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) with the overall objective of improving Equipment Performance Efficiency as part of site OEE.
    • Support the efficient and effective delivery of asset care plans, implementing a standard approach with the drive to ensure effective use of the CMMS, namely SAP across the site
    • Maintain engineering standards etc. within group supply operations ensuring that substandard performance is identified and remedied.
    • Understand the site services KPI framework to drive performance standards of Water, Air, Gas, Electricity and Steam. Where a situation with new machine technology arises maximize the energy and environmental efficiency opportunities within current technological boundaries.
       
  • Communication
    • Work closely with support functions (HR, H&S, Manufacturing, Technical, Logistics and Finance)
    • Support the Planner in the daily communication with Engineering, Manufacturing and Planning to ensure asset care plans for the site are executed as scheduled.
    • Communicate daily with engineering, manufacturing and planning  to ensure asset care schedules take into account production priorities and considerations
  • General Responsibilities
    • You must exercise reasonable skill and care for the health and safety of yourself and other people at work and you must not interfere with or obstruct anything provided in the interests of health and safety at work.
    • The incumbent should demonstrate behaviours which are in line with the site values & help to improve the Quality, Safety & Environmental culture.
    • Support the business in working towards delivering our ethical trading and human rights vision.
    • When engaging with internal and external stakeholders (such as consumers, customers or suppliers) maximise any potential opportunities to communicate Princes’ ethical trade and human rights approach.

These are the key daily tasks, not a comprehensive list of all tasks undertaken by the job holder.  Flexibility is required by the business & this will be agreed with the individual’s line manager

Company

The Princes Group has over 7,000 employees with offices and production sites in the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, France and Mauritius. Princes manufactures 350 different food and drink products responsibly sourced and enjoyed by consumers every day. None of this would be possible without striving to be an employer of choice, where our colleagues are proud to represent our business.

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