Location
Brackley
Position
Engineering
Display Salary
£28,392 + £8,030 shift allowance
Contract Type
Permanent Contract
About the Role:

Maintenance Engineer
 
Are you passionate about Engineering?  Looking for a new challenge? Do you want to develop and progress your engineering career?

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to Engineering across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Maintenance Engineer – Level 1 to join our Engineering department based at our Brackley site. You will be required to work on a 4O4O shift pattern, rotating days and nights.

Purpose of the role:

As a Maintenance Engineer, you will: Optimise machinery output and product quality, and minimise plant downtime through effective preventative maintenance, efficient breakdown response in specific area of the factory whilst maintaining a safe and healthy environment and promoting good engineering practice.

Your key responsibilities as Maintenance Engineer will include:
•           Ensure the Engineering maintenance carried out in line with the schedule and effective and efficient corrective action is taken.
•           Quick and effective response to breakdowns in designated area, where possible identifying root cause and suggesting possible improvements to prevent further breakdowns occurring.
•           Communicate unscheduled breakdowns to the Engineering Shift Manager / Principal Engineer and work with the operations department to minimise plant disruption.
•           Follow good engineering standards and good hygiene practice for the department.
•           Ensure all activities are carried out within company and legislative health and safety guidelines, highlighting possible areas of improvement to the Engineering Shift Manager / Principal Engineer.
•           Timely reporting of any Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Issues 
•           Follow the communicated escalation route for unscheduled plant downtime and minimise downtime by following a good engineering practice.
•           Demonstrate basic problem solving techniques to identify root cause of issues.
•           Raise Stock and Non-Stock request forms.

What we are looking for:

Essential : 

•           Machine minder or technical operator experience

•           Keen to develop or progress in a career in engineering
•           Numerical and reasoning ability to meet entry level requirements for a technical apprenticeship (Functional skills L2 in Literacy and Numeracy as well as pass score in Technical Abilities Test)
•           Practical ability in order to operate within a FMCG factory
•           Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multi-task and thrive in a timeline-driven environment
•           Interpersonal communication skills 
•           Ability to work individually or as part of a team

Desirable
•           Experience in Engineering
•           Knowledge of adjustments required for machines.
•           Knowledge of likely breakdowns and causes for machines.
•           Understanding of usual running conditions and capability to identify changes and irregularities which may affect performance immediately or at some time in the future. 
•           Able to complete inspection, measurement, cleaning and routine parts replacement maintenance.
 
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. 

What’s in it for you?
As a Maintenance Engineer 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:
•            30 Days Holiday - Pro rata 
•            5% Pension 
•            Life Assurance 
•            Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources

•           Academic and professional training provided.

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. 


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