Multi-Skilled Engineer (Electrical Bias)

  • Permanent
  • North East, Scunthorpe
  • £38,000 + 5% pension contribution, 33 days holiday, 3 x life assurance, Family friendly policies

Summary Information

Job ID: 388

Salary: £38,000 + 5% pension contribution, 33 days holiday, 3 x life assurance, Family friendly policies 

Contract type: Permanent

Location: North East, Scunthorpe

Job Description

Monday to Friday 6-2 and 2-10.  Some weekends on a rota.

Role Purpose:
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, ensuring safe working at all times.
  • Ensure assets are ready to produce products that are of an excellent quality, dispatched on time in full to 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


•    Deliver high asset performance, enabling reliable delivery of manufacturing   plans
•    Support growth plans and projects in the factory delivering more for customers
•    Ensuring that the daily engineering activity plan is delivered on time in full
•    Ensuring that deviations from the plan are analysed for root cause actions
•    Ensuring full compliance with all operational standards and procedures

•    Foster a safe environment in the interaction between equipment and people
•    Ensuring that appropriate Risk Assessment & Method Statement is in place
•    Take personal accountability for own development relevant to business needs
•    Ensure delivery of the daily engineering activity plan
•    Ensure that plant history is captured to high standards enabling improvement.
•    Ensure that the Daily meeting structure is supported by taking proactive actions
•    Ensure that high 5S standards/levels are maintained across the factory.
•    Ensuring that both chronic and repeat downtime events are rigorously reviewed
•    Ensure that the site is always ready for internal and external food safety audits
•    Ensure 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 –on root cause review
•    Contribute to more effective preventive maintenance plans to drive reliability
•    Identifying solutions and design improvements that reduce probability of failure

Role-specific knowledge, skills & 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
•    Strong evidence of good interpersonal, communications  and customer engagement skills
•    Specific experience of clarifying priorities in a busy environment
•    Ability to engage positively with production to ensure equipment good information exchange of equipment issues and best practice
•    Experience and knowledge of Lean and Asset Care Excellence techniques – particularly Root Cause Analysis


  • Engineering
  • £38,000 + 5% pension contribution, 33 days holiday, 3 x life assurance, Family friendly policies
  • North East, Scunthorpe

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