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Multi Skilled Engineer

Dewlay Cheesemakers Ltd
Garstang, Preston
Competitive Salary (Base + Overtime rates), dependant on experience
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

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About us

Dewlay Cheesemakers is a third-generation family cheesemaking and cheese packing business based in Garstang, Lancashire.

The Company produces a range of Award-winning cheeses within a “Best in Class” facility for a range of UK and oversees customers. To meet further business growth and continued site investment targets, we are now looking to further grow our maintenance department with a multi skilled and dynamic Engineer.

The role will help shape and influence an innovative family run business built on strong family values and culture.

Key Responsibilities

-Assist in the smooth operation and maintenance of a modern food manufacturing site.

-Provide front line breakdown support to return equipment back to service as quickly as possible.

-Carry out planned and preventative maintenance to agreed schedule.

-Diagnose faults and to test, repair and maintain mechanical / electrical equipment.

-Observe, recognise and report on machinery or component defects or symptoms of impending failure to improve efficiency and reliability.

-Undertake project work involving electrical and mechanical installation of new equipment.

-Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities and repairs.

-Comply with health and safety and food safety requirements when undertaking works.

Experience & Skills

-Ideally you will have experience in mechanical and electrical engineering within a Food Manufacturing, Production/Process environment.

- A solid understanding of mechanical principles and experience with mechanical troubleshooting.

-Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work well under pressure.

- Experience with fast-moving machinery, pumps, valves, inverter drives, sensors, relays, PLC’s and site services.

-Ability to troubleshoot to find the cause of machinery and equipment faults affecting performance.

-Understanding of the fundamentals of automation and process control systems.

-Proven track record in fault finding and fault diagnosis.

-Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members at all levels.

-A proactive ‘can do’ approach to providing “best in field” maintenance.


-Competitive Salary (Base + Overtime rates) - dependant on experience

-Permanent role: Full-time (Day shift only) either on a 4 or 5-day standard working week, with the aim to maximise a healthy work life balance.

-No agencies please.


Dewlay Cheesemakers is a third-generation family cheesemaking and cheese packing business based in Garstang, Lancashire.

The Company produces and packs a range of award-winning cheeses within a “best in class” facility for a range of UK and oversees customers.

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Garstang Bypass Road

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