Plant and Process Engineer x 2

Planet Graduates Recruitment
Bristol, Avon
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a well known international manufacturer who are looking for 2 Process and Planet Engineers to be based in the South West. You will be reporting to the Maintenance Manager, working 4on/4off shifts within the Process/Plant where you will have overall responsibility for maintaining efficient operation of the process equipment.

Job purpose

You will be responsible for ensuring that the processing plant is available and running at optimum levels at all times (apart from planned downtimes).

Be proactive in meeting site requirements by reducing process waste and minimizing utility usage in the process area. Ensure that the product produced is of the highest standard by not compromising the process plant with short term.

With escalating energy and utilities costs the role maintains the site utilities services to proactively drive improvement and cost savings whilst maintaining the ability to meet varying and increasing demands from production. The job holder will ensure compliance with Environmental Agency Consent Limits and Retained Consultant Requests whilst running the site Effluent Plant in the most efficient way possible.

You will support site engineering teams in monitoring Utility utilisation so as to identify potential savings and advise on the efficient use of utilities and effluent and ensure that the site utilities services comply with legislative and Company ethical standards in terms of safety, food hygiene and staff management

As part of your role you will be responsible for problem solving such as deciding the best solution for engineering problems with the resources available. Deciding what additional work and spares may be required. Thinking of new methods for improving operations.

You will be required to advise managers on actions to be taken to resolve unusual situations ie flooding fire alarms breakdowns etc.


  • Attend Plant & Process breakdowns efficiently and provide effective measures to ensure issues are resolved
  • Use continuous improvement techniques and best practice to improve machine efficiencies.
  • Deliver and develop effective re-active maintenance, repairs & improvements
  • Use of and feedback on, appropriate spares required
  • Generate and complete work orders on the Infor system.
  • Help develop and implement effective PM schedules
  • Undertake maintenance tasks.
  • Ensure all relevant work records are completed
  • Work with departmental leaders and others to ensure breakdown and repair work is completed in a manner that minimises downtime and does not compromise product quality or safety
  • Work with departmental leaders and other staff to improve the reliability and effectiveness of the factory machinery.
  • Ensure effective handover of work and communications between shifts. Completing handover so the oncoming shift knows in detail the issues on their shift and what work is left for the oncoming engineers.
  • Take a lead role in emergency situation.
  • Take a pride in working areas keep clean and tidy.
  • Support and achieve the engineering KPI’s


  • Multi-skilled engineer, fully qualified Engineer to minimum of city and guilds level ideally HNC or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a FMCG environment
  • Experience of maintaining automated process plant equipment
  • Excellent fault finding and route cause analysis skills
  • Experience of working in a FMCG environment
  • Some supervisory experience would be beneficial
  • Comfortable in autonomous decision making and team working
  • Understanding of food safety (HACCP).
  • Other on job training required eg confined spaces, access platforms, grinding wheels, fire awareness, HACCP.
  • Understanding of Health & Safety and legislation requirements.
  • Hands on experience of fault finding.


  • Highly self motivated and results driven
  • Proven Reliability, fulfilling their contractual obligation.
  • Confident and willing to contribute
  • Flexible and able to provide support when required
  • Willingness to learn and thoroughly understand new technologies
  • Drive and determination to make a difference, succeed and improve performance
  • Flexible and able to provide support when required
  • Good communicator and organiser.
  • Numerate and literate
  • Engineering aptitude
  • Self motivated and enthusiastic

The role offers a verycompetitive salary of £37,634k per annum, 26 days’ holiday, a varied and interesting role with the opportunity to progress

If you would like to apply for this role please send an up to date copy of your CV to Kate Evans as soon as possible quoting the reference number PG103

WeI look forward to hearing from you