Multi Skilled Engineer



Kayleigh Grealey
Recruitment Consultant
T: 07917016332

Our client, a leading food manufacturer,  are currently seeking a talented Multi Skilled Engineer to join their growing team.

Afternoon shift, 2 in 4 Saturday's


The Role

As a key member of the Engineering Team, your primary accountability is to provide safe and highly reliable equipment to manufacturing colleagues, achieved through a healthy balance of hands-on maintenance competence, equipment knowledge, analysis of equipment performance and strong communication skill.  Specifically, you will:

  • Execute hands-on planned and unplanned maintenance activities to agreed standards, always ensuring safe working.
  • Ensure assets are ready to produce products that are of an excellent quality, despatched on time in full to the satisfaction of our customers
  • Ensure a robust and clearly communicated safe system of work is applied for all activities that you undertake – properly risk assessed
  • Coach, train and give understanding to production colleagues to achieve continual improvements in equipment knowledge/performance
  • Act with integrity at all times to build a culture of professional engineering and proactive equipment-focussed continuous improvement skills


Required skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Technical Hands-On Engineering Experience, preferably through recognised time-served apprenticeship within food manufacturing
    • Technical qualifications and competence in mechanical/electrical at a minimum NVQ Level 3
    • BTEC Engineering certificate/equivalent qualification
    • Broad Knowledge of Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Mechanical, Electrical & PLC/Inverter Assets
    • Skills and capability to logically diagnose and fault find on a variety of equipment/situations
  • Strong experience in ensuring safe working and safe systems of work are utilised and followed
      •  Experience of risk assessing maintenance activity and controlling safe working practices
      • Experience of working on high hazard equipment & competent in undertaking safe isolation
  • Strong evidence of good interpersonal, communications  and customer engagement skills
      • Specific experience of clarifying priorities to customers in a busy environment 
      • Proven ability to get the best from a diverse team through a calm and clear approach
      • Ability to engage positively with production to ensure equipment release for maintenance
  • Experience and knowledge of Lean and Asset Care Excellence techniques – particularly root cause

Desirable skills, qualifications and experience:

  •  NVQ Level 4, HNC or Equivalent
  • Specific experience of Total Productive Maintenance or ‘Operator-Led’ Asset Care
  • Knowledge of Statutory Compliance obligations – particularly high-risk utilities topics 
  • Experience of working with OEM suppliers to drive improve machine performance /reduce

In this role you are accountable for


  • Enhancing and sustaining high asset performance, enabling reliable delivery of manufacturing plans
  • Ensuring that a daily engineering activity plan is delivered on time in full and DRM is supported
  • Ensuring that deviations from the plan are analysed for root cause and followed through fully
  • Ensuring full compliance with all operational standards / specifications / policy and procedures.


  • Ensuring  a safe operating environment by raising near miss reports for potentially unsafe events
  • Ensuring that appropriate Risk Assessment & Method Statement is in place for all works
  • Taking personal accountability for  own development, focusing on skills needed by the business
  • Developing the technical skills and competence of others in the team including operators
  • Creating a proactive culture of equipment-focused improvement for defined equipment/areas
  • Overseeing and monitoring the performance of external contractors who work on the site
  • Role modelling the required behaviours and standards of work, including process  confirmation


  • Ensuring that the daily engineering activity plan is delivered to the satisfaction of production
  • Ensuring that plant history is captured to high standards, enabling equipment performance review
  • Ensuring that the DRM structure is supported appropriately by taking proactive actions
  • Ensuring that high standards to 5S levels are maintained across the factory, including workshops
  • Ensuring that both chronic and repeat downtime events are rigorously assessed for true root cause.
  • Ensuring that the site is always ready for internal and external food safety audits  (e.g. BRC)
  • Ensuring that the site is always ready for internal and external legal compliance audits (e.g. HSE)
  • Ensuring department KPIs and targets are delivered on time and in full.

Sales, Profit and Cash

  • Ensuring value for money from the way in which engineering funds are spent
  • Driving proactive continuous improvement activities – focussing particularly on root cause review
  • Identifying solutions and design improvements to equipment that reduce probability of failure


Please get in touch for more information  or send in your CV to apply for this fantastic opportunity today!