Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer

Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer

Job Title: Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicestershire, England
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Overtime + Excellent Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 896653
Contact Name: Laura Niven-Kapp
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description


Shifts: Rotating Shifts Pattern
Technical: Plant Machinery (Automated) - Fault Diagnosis & breakdowns
Sector: Food Production/ FMCG

Vanilla Recruitment is currently recruiting for a multi-skilled maintenance engineer to work within a very well-established food production company.

Working as part of a team you will work within the factory offering engineering support for any expected breakdowns but also working towards a planned maintenance schedule to ensure all machinery is regular serviced and maintained.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the engineering function and to develop your engineering skill set within a modern automated food production site.

The successful candidate will be an all-round engineering professional with experience within a similar environment and with the ambition to forge a career within a market leading company.

Key accountabilities:

  • Fault diagnosis and breakdown repairs of plant, packing machines and site services
  • Planned maintenance (PM), modifications, installations and upgrades to plant machinery and site services.
  • To undertake statutory checks as directed by the management team.
  • Support and coach relevant employees in all aspects of shared maintenance.
  • To deal directly with suppliers on machine or plant issues.
  • To improve site production processes and plant design to minimize downtime and improve safety and quality.
  • Repair, refurbishment and modification to pipework and valves including ingredients, pneumatic, water, heating systems, water jackets, toilets and sinks.
  • Installation and commissioning of electrical and mechanical machines and equipment, pneumatic, steam and hot and cold-water systems.
  • Replacement and repairs to electrical, fluid metering equipment.

Essential Requirements:

  • You will need a relevant Electrical &/or mechanical qualification (Apprenticeship / ONC/ HNC / NVQ level 3) combined with hands on reactive & planned maintenance experience
  • Previous experience within the maintenance department of an FMCG plant, ideally in a food/drink production environment
  • 17th Edition City & Guilds (Desirable) not essential
  • Effective communicator, decisive, pro-active and self-motivated individual who works well under pressure
  • Demonstrable commitment to professional development across electrical and mechanical disciplines with a willingness to undertake multi-skilled training when required

This a fantastic opportunity that could provide the right candidate with real career prospects by joining a dynamic company who offer modern facilities and individual investment. Commutable within the following areas: Coventry, Leicester, Rugby, Nottingham and Loughborough.

All applications for this position must be eligible to live and work unrestricted in the UK - Vanilla Recruitment are unable to assist with the award of Visas of UK Work Permits at this time.