Process & Packaging Project Engineer

Accolade Wines
Bristol, Avon
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary circa £40k per annum (dependent on experience)

We have an opportunity for a Process & Packaging Project Engineer to join our lively team at our Accolade Park site in Bristol which employs over 500 people. Our Bristol site houses the largest bottling plant in the Northern Hemisphere bottling up to 1 million bottles of wine per day. We are investing £3 million into our Bristol site and have some exciting and innovative projects underway.

About us

Drawing on a proud heritage with one of the first wineries established in Australia. Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company with some of the world’s best-known brands sold in over 100 countries, including Australia, the UK, Mainland Europe, the US, South America, Canada, South Africa, Japan and China.

Accolade Wines is the number one wine company by volume in the UK and Australia, with a portfolio of brands ranging from the historic Hardys through to Kumala, the number one South African wine brand in the UK.

About the role

We are an innovative organisation and our philosophy and vision for excellence in manufacturing is built on a LEAN foundation that is customised specifically for Accolade Wines. You’ll work alongside highly skilled colleagues in manufacturing on innovative assignments.

Reporting to our Head of Engineering you will be required to deliver a wide range of projects providing fit for purpose engineering design, technical advice and control of all aspects of engineering projects.

It’s an exciting time to join us, one of our newest projects involves our diversification into spirits. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Proactively operating within our LEAN philosophy ensuring continuous improvements across all areas of the business
  • Identifying new mechanical or process improvements to ensure we remain at the forefront of packaging technology
  • Directing and coordinating fabrication and installation activities to ensure that products and systems conform to engineering designs and specifications
  • Researching and analysing data / specifications of equipment and processes to provide solutions, advice, budget costings and feasibility of capital, maintenance and improvements
  • Compliance with all SHEQ policies and procedures

About you

You will be a qualified Engineer with substantial engineering project experience ideally in spirits or a similar beverage industry. You’ll be technically proficient in packaging and processing in addition to fabrication and installation. Your skills will also include technical drawing and engineering design. This varied role also requires you to be analytical, delivery focused and able to work to budgets. You’ll relish the opportunity and challenge this role will provide and the difference your skills and expertise can make to our award winning site.

Sound like your kind of drop?

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a fantastic range of benefits including a company pension scheme, retail discounts and an on-site staff wine shop and discounted wine online. We also have a subsidised canteen that provides breakfast and lunch and an onsite gym.

Our Accolade Park site is in Avonmouth Bristol and is a short drive from the M4 / M5 with free onsite parking. In addition there is a bus service from Bristol City Centre and Avonmouth Train station is local.

If this sounds like your next Engineering Project role please click on apply.

The closing date for this vacancy is 27th June 2017.