Location
Banbury
Position
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent Contract
About the Role:

Want to earn up to an additional £300 in your first 26 weeks of employment? Opportunity to earn £200 for every friend or family member you refer.

Do you have experience in a fast-paced manufacturing department? Have 4 years or above Engineering experience in a variety of areas? Hold an Advanced Apprenticeship in engineering? 

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to Feed Manufacturing across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Multi skilled Engineering Technician to join our Engineering Team, based at our Feed Mill in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
 
This position is ideally suited to someone with a minimum Level 3 qualification in Engineering and preferably IEE 17th or 18th Edition.  
 
Purpose of the role:
As a Multi skilled Maintenance Engineer operating from a well-established animal feed mill, you will optimise machinery output and product quality, and minimise plant downtime through effective preventative maintenance and efficient breakdown response whilst maintaining a safe and healthy environment and promoting good engineering practices.

A fast-paced, dynamic Feed manufacturing environment which is noisy and dusty in some areas, manufacturing animal feeds where hygiene standards are critical. The role is predominantly factory based.

Your key responsibilities as a Multi Skilled Engineering Technician will include:
Assist in building an up-to-date PPM system and ensuring planned maintenance is carried out professionally and promptly.
Ensure the Engineering maintenance carried out in line with the current schedule and effective and efficient corrective action is taken.
Quick and effective response to breakdowns, where possible identifying root cause and suggesting possible improvements to prevent further breakdowns occurring.
Communicate unscheduled breakdowns to the Shift Supervisor/Mill Manager and work with the operations department to minimise plant disruption.
Reporting and tracking lost time, cause of breakdowns, record parts used/required
Follow good engineering standards and good hygiene practice for the department.
Ensure all activities are carried out within company and legislative health and safety and environmental guidelines reporting any issues 
Assist in PUWER, LOLER, Risk Assessments and fall out work associated.
Ensure compliance through regular process weigher and Liquid meter calibrations (weights and measures Act)
Proficient in engineering operations whilst working in hazardous environments (Confined Space Entry, Hot working in confined spaces,  WAH)
Proficient in site services work procedures.
Participate in Mechanical projects and installations – Elevators, conveyors, machine installs, machine refurbishment.
Participate in Electrical projects and installations – Panel manufacture and installation, PLC upgrades, PAT testing, thermographic  surveying.
Efficient operations of effluent plant systems ensuring environmental compliance.
Understand the operations of fire suppression systems – Fire Trace, Sprinkler system, Hydrant system.
Follow the communicated escalation route for unscheduled plant downtime and minimise downtime by following a good engineering practice.
Demonstrate understanding of environmental impacts – DSEAR, Dust controls and Explosion mitigation.
Raise spares stock and non-stock request forms/emails.

What we are looking for:

It is essential that you are qualified in a relevant engineering trade with 4 + years of engineering experience and an Advanced  Apprenticeship in Engineering
You will have a full understanding of mechanical processes and assemblies including Electrical or welding/fabrication experience
Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multi-task and thrive in a timeline-driven environment
Interpersonal communication skills 
Flexibility with a positive attitude and the ability to work well within a team
Basic computer skills for typing handovers, ordering spares etc. (Microsoft Excel, Word, emails) 
Food manufacture experience desirable
IEE 17th or 18th Edition desirable
PLC experience desirable
Air and pneumatics trained desirable
Boiler Operator Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) certification desirable

A little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards. 
All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:
Virtual interview process
Daily temperature screening
Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
Face coverings required in all shared spaces
Increased cleaning regimes across sites

What’s in it for you?

As a Multi Skilled Engineering Technician you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
31 Days Holiday 
5% Pension 
Life Insurance 
Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources
 
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!
 
Due to Bird Welfare, it is essential that you do not own any Avian Pets or Poultry. 
 
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. 

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