Multi Skilled Engineer

Postify Limited
Up to £39,500 (incl shift allowances) + Bonus + Be
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Located in Trowbridge, our client is the leading frozen home meals delivery service in the country. Established in 1991 they provide healthy and nutritious meals to thousands of elderly customers who wish to remain independent in their own homes. They are a rapidly expanding company with increasing production output. Engineering staff are key to ensuring the smooth operation of the manufacturing facilities and with the increasing production, there is a need for additional engineering support within the factory operation. Main Role Outlined The engineering technician will work within a team of 19 other engineers supporting the factory departments with any issues such as start up, changeovers and breakdowns to ensure that each department can achieve its daily production plan with minimal mechanical downtime. Day to day activities include attendance of break downs and logging all faults, carrying out Preventative Maintenance schedules and working with team leaders and supervisors within the factory to ensure timely start-up of all production lines. This would include the start-up of refrigeration plant and spiral freezers. The successful candidate will also work alongside members of the production team, advising and implementing changes leading to continuous improvement in safety, hygiene, quality and throughput. What Is Expected From The Candidate? - The candidate should be self-motivated and able to actively seek tasks to do rather than purely responding to breakdown requests. - They will need to have the ability to work independently to solve faults and issues as well as having excellent team working and communication skills in order to work effectively within the engineering team and with teams in other departments. - The ability to work quickly but accurately and prioritise tasks are also key to success in this role to enable the successful candidate to minimise downtime in the factory by completing tasks as soon as possible. - The successful candidate would be expected to work as required on projects either as part of a multi-disciplined team or on individually allocated engineering projects. - This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineer to join a growing and fast paced business working as part of a small team where results are visible and with the potential for development and progression. 3 shifts rotating - 7am - 3pm, 3pm - 11pm, 11pm - 7am & 1 in 3 Saturdays Key Responsibilities: - Minimisation of engineering downtime (Overall Equipment Efficiencies/ Key Performance Indicators pack). - Carry out planned preventative maintenance schedules.Ensure effective plant start-ups every day. - Actively develop with engineering Planning Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedules. - Be active and drive forward improvements in plant efficiency (KPI pack). - Identify and participate in continuous improvement initiatives. - Take a pro-active role in the maintenance and improvement in safety standards. - Build up record of plant performance by logging of breakdowns/work to ultimately develop predictive maintenance. - Supervise external contractors & visitors when necessary. - Be involved in cost reduction initiatives within the department. - Develop a safety culture within the department through adoption of new systems, Risk Assessments, Working at Height, Control of Contractors and other safe systems. Qualifications and Personal Qualities: Essential: - Minimum 12 months experience Maintenance engineering - Experience of attending breakdowns and carrying out fault diagnosis - Mechanically and electrical competent and able to independently find faults - Ability to read mechanical/electrical drawings - Basic Health & Safety qualifications and/or able to demonstrate equivalent experience - Good communicator at all levels - Organised - excellent time management skills - Resourceful and uses own initiative - Set high standards of work and attention to detail - Energetic, enthusiastic, motivated - Flexible working hours moving to an alternating shift after training. - Ability to work unsupervised and independently as on some occasions you could be the only engineer on site - Team working skills - Creative problem solving Desirable: - Refrigeration experience or the desire to learn these skills - Experience of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems - Previous food manufacturing background - 16th Edition Institute of Electrical Engineering - Development potential to become an Engineering Supervisor If you have the right skills and want to be part of an exciting and growing company then please click "Apply Now" - Your application will go directly to the hiring manager for consideration.
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