Electrical or Mechanical Engineer

Full Time
Job Sector:
Manufacturing / Warehouse
South Wales
Newport & Torfaen
Salary description:
£33000/ annum
Start Date:
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an engineer to join a friendly, hard-working team based in Newport, South Wales.The company manufacture food products and are part of a larger group.The factory is looking for experienced engineers who are electrically or mechanically biased.

You can expect to achieve a salary of up to £33,000 working a three shift pattern of mornings, afternoons & nights Monday-Friday rotating on a weekly basis.

The Role

You will provide an effective maintenance service to ensure that all machinery, plant, equipment and site utilities are at good working order and of a high standard of repair.

You will support production by resolving breakdowns and delivering planned maintenance.

You will also drive improvement across the site in terms of machinery, hygiene, quality, and performance.

Duties will include:

* To maintain all plant, machinery and equipment so as to ensure complete availability to meet production demands at all time.

* To run and control daily maintenance of all machinery and equipment within set budgets. This will include breakdowns and preventative maintenance, keeping accurate maintenance logs and records.

* Ensuring work is carried out to the highest possible standards, and in a clean and orderly manner across the whole of the site

* Attend to breakdowns onsite ensuring that there is always a rapid response and that plant equipment and machinery breakdown time is minimised. Always endeavour to reduce downtime of site plant and machinery.

* Carrying out maintenance in Low Risk, High Care and High Risk environments, always adhering to Technical procedures and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP)

* To ensure that all machinery and equipment complies with the Health and Safety regulations and that all maintenance in carried out using Safe Systems of Work.

* To keep an inventory of spares on site and to maintain a stock at a reasonable limit and within budget.

* To liaise effectively with, and supervise all external maintenance contractors and ensure that they follow the sites Foods Hygiene and Health and Safety standards.

* In conjunction with the Engineering Manager evaluate any new machinery or equipment to assess suitability and cost.

* In conjunction with the development teams assess any changes to plant machinery or equipment, which will allow for improvements in quality, scope, and profitability of the product portfolio.

* Carry out regular and routine site checks including plant rooms, all site structures, car parks and landscape to assess for damage. Carry out routine repairs to the same or if necessary arrange for the work to be carried out be an approved outside contractor.

* Maintain and regularly audit all site security measures including all gates, fences, doorways, locks, alarm systems, CCTV and access control systems.

* Maintain and regularly audit the site for Health and Safety compliance, including all fire regulations and to attend all Health and Safety committee meetings.

* To oversee and inspect all industrial plant and service utilities and liaise with suppliers and contract engineers for all repairs and routine maintenance work to ensure 100% reliability and supply.

* Improve OEE

* Responsible for adherence to H&S policy, procedure and targets. Ensures all Health and Safety standards are met and drives Health and Safety standards

* Provide good reporting and communication between Production, the Engineering team, and Engineering management, as appropriate.

* Perform any other duties which might reasonably be requested in association with this role in order to meet the needs of the business.

* Portray a positive image of the company and its values in a professional manner at all times.

The Person

•Minimum of 3 years engineering experience.

•Relevant HNC/ONC Qualification or apprenticeship

•Experience of PLC, Refrigeration, Control Voltages, 3 Phase Distribution.

•Multi-skilled with formal engineering qualification to NVQ Level 3 or higher, in an electrical or mechanical subject.

•Must be PC literate and competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

•Strong communicator both verbally and written.

•Knowledge and understanding of health and safety.

•Flexible, Team player, able to work with minimal supervision.

•Able to control and explain budget information.

•Good organisational skills, able to plan personal workload and ensure that colleagues deliver to agreed timescales.

•Time Management - Meeting deadlines.


•Experience working in Food Manufacturing or similar environment

Person Specification:

•Has a proactive approach to fault finding, a commitment to continuous improvement, and personal development.

•Has the knowledge, discipline and initiative to work alone.

•Practical attitude.

•Applies a team approach to engineering issues.

•Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

•Ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings/manuals

•A logical and flexible approach to working.

•Demonstrates a sense of urgency and is proactive in driving through continuous improvement initiatives.

•Possess excellent decision making skills.

•Must be physically fit as the role necessitates manual handling and working at height, and long periods of time standing.

•Comfortable working in factory, office and outdoor environments.

JK Recruitment

Please be aware that we receive a high volume of interest for each of our roles and we cannot guarantee we will be in touch if you are not shortlisted for the position. At JK Recruitment we aim to provide the best possible opportunity to take your career forward, we will be in touch within the next seven days if your application is successful. Please continue to visit our website to keep up to date with further vacancies.

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

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