Farm Development Engineer

Recruiter
Technique Recruitment Solutions
Location
Wells-Next-the-Sea
Posted
09 Nov 2018
Closes
11 Dec 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A forward thinking and innovative mixed farm in North Norfolk are looking for a Farm Development Engineer to join a small friendly team. The farm is arable, has a dairy herd, anaerobic digestion and cheesemaking all on site. The business is tightly integrated, with the by products from one section supplying the inputs to others with the aim of minimising waste. Reduction of greenhouse gas and other emissions is a major objective of the business, through generation and utilisation of energy.
The main responsibilities of the role would be:
* Maintenance and development of all engineering aspects of the farm
* Programming of software controls
* Mechanical maintenance including improvements to reduce maintenance, and process control
* Maintenance and development of irrigation pump controls, farm machine controls and associated kit
* Developing acidification of digestate to reduce pollution and increase fertiliser value
* Utilise hot water system to pasteurise the milk to reduce the possibility of disease transmission
* Converting farm machinery to electric power where possible
* Maintenance of heating and cooling systems, pasteuriser, ozone and other equipment.
* Identifying and working to key performance indicators and monitoring the operation of the business
The successful candidate will:
* Possess strong mechanical and electrical skills
* Have PLC and HMI programming skills
* Be IT literate
* Have a continuous improvement outlook
* Be hands on and use their initiative to suggest improvements where required
* Have previous experience in a similar rolbe
* Flexible and willing to take on a wide variety of tasks when required
This is a superb opportunity for either an experienced engineer to help influence the future direction of the company, or for a recent graduate to build a career learning from a very experienced team.
This is a Mon-Fri position with a competitive salary and with the possibility of accommodation if required.
Please apply online for further information and consideration.
Technique Recruitment Solutions are a specialist engineering and manufacturing recruitment company based in Norfolk

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