Multiskilled Engineer

Gap Personnel
Chard, Somerset
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Multiskilled Engineer



Salary - £37600 to include all shift allowances.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager you will be required to eliminate downtime and improve PPM (process performance measures) by maximising efficiencies of all plant and equipment.

Hours are a nominal 40 per week, Mon - Fri, providing cover as part of a team between 6.00am and 10.00pm. Some overtime is included in the salary package and the post holder is expected to attend in the event of a breakdown.

Main Responsibilities:-


  • Improve reliability of all site plant and machinery to achieve KPIs

  • Take a lead role in ensuring the implementation of the planned plant maintenance programme and OEE; Carryout engineering projects that will improve OEE levels and reduce downtime

  • Ensure all site equipment and services perform to optimum levels and comply with Health & Safety standards, as well as complying with food safety requirements

  • Provide responsive diagnostic and problem solving skills to ensure continuous production and efficient production and services; Investigate reasons for breakdown and recommend preventative improvements;

  • Attend breakdowns if required including out of expected working hours

  • Develop and implement plans to continually improve the engineering standards on site; be a strong advocate for CI initiatives

  • Review project instructions and blueprints as required

  • Estimate costs factors for materials, testing and installation etc

Health & Safety

  • Prepare and continually update risk assessments of all equipment, services and processes

  • Proactively promote high standards of Health and Safety awareness and compliance; ensure Health & Safety standards are adhered to


  • Be proactive in identifying and implementing energy saving initiatives, waste reduction, elimination and/or recycling


  • Any other duties that are reasonable and commensurate with the role.

Person Specification :-



  • Industry experience to demonstrate skills equivalent to JIB approved Electrical Technician

  • 16th or 17th IEE

  • Demonstrable relevant Health and Safety knowledge in e.g. COSHH, Abrasive Wheels reg, PUWER, Food Hygiene


  • JIB approved Electrical Technician

  • Degree qualified in mechanical or electrical engineering



  • Strong background in maintenance and reliability

  • PLC fault finding and programming (e.g. Schneider Pro 7 and Mitsubishi IEC GX developer)

  • Strong background in maintenance and reliability
  • PLC fault finding and programming (e.g. Schneider Pro 7 and Mitsubishi IEC GX developer)
  • Automated process equipment
  • Automated packing equipment
  • Computer literate - Outlook, Word, Excel; Auto Cad Drawing
  • Preventive Maintenance Systems
  • Stock Control and Ordering
  • Continuous Improvement systems
  • Relevant Food Industry Experience, e.g. pasteurising machinery
  • Successful experience of implementing lean processes and procedures e.g. 5S, 6S, Kanban, Kaizen, in an FMCG environment
  • Good working knowledge of pneumatics


  • Intermediate level user of Microsoft Office;

  • Competent user of other software

  • Experience of working to or with ISO standards

  • Budget management

  • Dairy / food industry

Personal Qualities


  • Robust personal organisational skills

  • Team player

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)



  • Ability to attend on call at any time


Please send your CV and call Soraya at gap personnel Exeter.

If you have any questions or are interested in any other opportunities we may have, please do not hesitate to contact.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of gap personnel who are operating as an employment agency.

gap personnel are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability or the job.

Closing Date:08/07/17