Engineering Operative

Location: Ely
Salary: up to £35k  Depending on Experience

Role Summary

Our client is seeking an ex-military electrical or mechanical engineer to join their team as an Engineering Operative. The successful candidate will assist the Engineering Team Leader in providing support for all production activity. You will maintain machinery, services and supplies to the site, in line with planned preventative maintenance measures, thus ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all employees and the optimum running efficiency of all equipment.

The Company

Our client is an incredibly exciting place to work. They are at the forefront of modern food production which means it’s fast-paced, stimulating and rewarding. They work with the biggest food retail brands in the UK and Europe and want people who will do what’s right for them and their customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • To maintain factory production machinery and equipment, ensuring that production downtime is kept to a minimum.

  • Assist the Engineering team leader in providing a timely and supportive service to all of the site production operations, thus minimising the disruption caused by breakdowns and reducing their impact upon service level agreements.

  • In liaison with the Engineering team leader, ensure that all jobs are prioritised in a manner that minimises disruption to production and facilitates the production process.

  • Develop the skill base of the engineering team through coaching, training and development of those not equipped with similar skills.

  • In liaison with the Engineering Manager ensure an up to date knowledge of all new legislation and techniques concerning your sphere of employment and request training as appropriate.

  • Through the utilisation of strong communication links within the Engineering team and the use of forecasting requirements, monitor and maintain stock levels of commonly used parts on the site and ensure all engineering requirements are fully met, year round, in a cost effective manner

  • Responsible for the ordering of equipment and parts and for the authorisation of any single item to the value of £1000.

  • Responsible for the safe storage and effective use of parts held within the site stores up to a value of £3-5000

  • Ensure that all work is carried out to the highest quality and all working procedures are strictly adhered to.

  • Actively seek improvements to systems and procedures and continually strive to improve the way the department operates, highlighting any matter of safety, efficiency or reliability that could be improved.

  • Participate in such ad-hoc projects that may arise from time to time, designing and fabricating kit as appropriate

  • Ensure that all work is conducted in line with the companies high standards of hygiene and workplace tidiness

  • Maintain all equipment in your possession to a required standard and advise of any repairs that are required thus ensuring an available supply of equipment to perform the tasks required.

  • Principally, provide an advisory service to third party/off site packers with regards to their machinery and breakdowns and, if required, attend those sites and aid with the repairs to minimise downtime and disruption at those sites at which the organisation has an interest.

  • Advise the Engineering Manager of Contractor requirements and facilitate their work on the premises.

  • In the absence of the Engineering Manager/Leader, ensure that all systems and procedures are maintained and assume responsibility as required

Key Requirements

  • Qualified Electrical or Mechanical Engineer

  • 3/5 years’ experience within a production environment, ideally within the food industry

  • A sound engineering knowledge as you will be working with production and packaging systems with electrical elements

  • Equally capable of independent and team working

  • Planning and organisational skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Problem solving

  • Team Player

Please apply with CV in Word and short covering letter explaining your fit to the role and earliest availability.