System Engineer

17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About us

Refresco is an independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and brands in Europe and the US. With production in the Benelux, Finland, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Poland, the UK and the US our global sourcing and local R&D capabilities offer an almost unlimited variety of products, manufactured to customer specifications and requirements. We are Europe's leading producer of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded customers. But we're ambitious for more. Our drinks on every table is our vision for Refresco. Although the drinks we produce for our customers do not carry our name, we take pride in the bottling and packaging solutions we provide and take full responsibility for the quality of what we deliver. This vision encompasses our existing soft drinks and fruit juices proposition, but it does not limit us to this. It opens up many more possibilities. It provides the context in which we make our strategic decisions about the markets we choose to operate in and the types of drinks we choose to produce.

The role

We currently have a great opportunity for a System Engineer to join our engineering team in Bridgwater. The System Engineer is responsible for the elimination of breakdowns and chronic issues in support of improving factory PE; and acts as the shift expert for various PLC and line monitoring systems. This includes control, mechanical or electrical breakdown, and repair and maintenance activities in order to ensure that all equipment in the factory process, packing and warehouse areas operate to all required standards.

Key accountabilities

Working on a 4 on 4 off rota (days and nights), you will be responsible for identifying and rectifying faults on all equipment and systems; assisting departments with complex fault finding; and acting as the “go to” person for technical expertise by other shift engineers. Some of your other key duties may include: • Be a coach, mentor and role model for the factory based G6 engineers. • Support System Development Managers in key site projects. • Conduct or assist OEMs on repairs and service requirements. • Identify and carry out appropriate preventative maintenance to minimise downtime. • Identify and solve problems utilising improvement concepts/tools/teams to reduce variability and improve reliability. • Identify cost reduction/revenue improvement opportunities and implement solutions. • Develop/evaluate/modify process flow diagrams, procedures and work instructions. • Interact with outside resources including contractors and equipment vendors to facilitate the rapid resolution of technical problems and business improvement. • Ensure accurate records / reports completed and communication to stakeholders • Assist with training and development of other employees. • Support Capital projects in development, installation and commissioning. • Provide a network of technical support with colleagues 24/7 ensuring absences are covered.

Skills & experience

With demonstrable experience of working within an engineering function (ideally within a fast paced FMCG or food manufacturing environment) you will hold a minimum NVQ L3 and HNC/HND Mechanical or Electrical engineering qualification (or equivalent); have an in-depth knowledge of industrial PCs; and will be conversant with several different types or PLCs (Siemens and Alan Bradley would be advantageous). You will need good IT skills with knowledge of MS Office and be able to pick up other bespoke IT software. Essentially, you will have a good knowledge of Ethernet, Profibus or Canbus; have excellent analytical, influencing and communication skills; and be able to react quickly to mechanical and electrical faults. Knowledge of E80 systems and laser guided vehicles would be a distinct advantage