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Telford
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£36849.31 to £40,415.38
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About the Role:

Who are we, and what do we do?

You may not have heard of us, but there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed our products. Avara Foods is one of the UK’s leading food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the country’s major supermarkets and well-known restaurants.

We own and manage our entire supply chain, from farms to factory and all the way to the customer door – meaning we have careers that cover a whole range of functions. We have major processing sites across England and Wales, and an agricultural network of over 350 farms, spanning from North Yorkshire to the South Coast and Wales.

A little about our Telford site:

Our advanced manufacturing site in Telford, is one of our main processing facilities, processing up to 1.5 million birds per week. There are over 1,200 talented people employed at our Telford site, helping us to deliver high quality products to our customers and making the business a trusted leader in fresh foods.

We’ve recently invested £2.3 million in technology and equipment, making it one of the most advanced food manufacturing facilities in the UK.

About the Role:

Are you passionate about Engineering?  Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience or qualifications in Engineering?

As an inclusive, forward-thinking business, we take pride in our approach to investing in our people across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Maintenance Engineer to join our Engineering Team, based at our Telford site.

The role is factory based, so you’ll be working in a fast-paced, dynamic FMCG factory environment which is noisy and refrigerated in some areas, manufacturing short shelf life products where hygiene standards are critical.  You’ll be working days and nights on a 4o4o shift pattern (06:00-18:30 and 18:00-06:30)

What will you be doing as an Engineer at Avara?

As a Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer you will optimise machinery output and product quality, and minimise plant downtime through effective preventative maintenance, efficient breakdown response whilst maintaining a safe and healthy environment and promoting good engineering practice.


What will your key responsibilities include?

  • Taking a lead role within your team during breakdowns with your skills and experience.
  • Ensuring that maintenance is carried out in line with PPM schedules and that effective and efficient corrective action is taken.
  • Quick and effective response to breakdowns in more than one area on site, where possible identifying root cause and suggesting possible improvements to prevent further breakdowns occurring.
  • Communicating unscheduled breakdowns to the Engineering Shift Manager / Principal Engineer and work with the operations department to minimise plant disruption.
  • Following engineering standards and good hygiene practice for the department & site.
  • Ensuring all activities are carried out within 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.
  • Demonstrating basic fault finding techniques to identify root cause of issues.
  • Raising Stock and Non-Stock request forms.
  • Use of the CMMS system for spare parts, to log and complete jobs.

 

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • An advanced Engineering Apprenticeship in either mechanical or electrical disciplines
  • Solid Engineering experience, ideally within food manufacturing
  • Familiarity with process machinery or equivalent equipment and have the ability to fault find
  • Mechanical fitting skills. Machining, welding and fabrication experience would be advantageous. 
  • The ability to mentor colleagues
  • A self-motivated attitude with the ability to multi-task and thrive in a timeline-driven environment
  • An individual who is keen to make a difference with their pro-activeness and a can-do attitude.
  • Industrial refrigeration experience is desirable but not essential. 
  • Desirable IEE 17th or 18th edition
  • Desirable Advanced Electrical qualification
  • Desirable good knowledge of PLCs, Variable speed drives and control systems

 

The benefits of working for Avara Foods:

As an 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 long-term career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

  • £36849.31 to £40,415.38 per annum.
  • Additional £8030 shift allowance per annum
  • 31 days holiday allowance
  • Life assurance
  • Various lifestyle benefits, such as cashback perks, exclusive shopping discounts from well known retailers, and discounted cinema tickets!
  • Wellbeing resources, including free online health advice & support, and wellbeing assessments.
  • Subsidised staff canteen
  • Free staff parking

What happens after you apply for this role?

After you’ve applied, you’ll be contacted in due course by a Resourcing Officer at our Telford site, to discuss your application and CV further. There’ll also be a chance for you to ask us any questions you may have about the role.

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.

#TheAvaraWay

 
INDHP

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