Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer


Plymouth, United Kingdom
Job Type
Dependent upon experience

We are looking for a Multi Skilled Engineer to work for a well renowned food manufacturer in the Leicester area. The is a rotating day/night shift pattern, so previous experience of this rota would be highly beneficial.

Role and Responsibilities;

  • To work with mechanical and electrical equipment and production systems. Food and Drink Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers will work with mechanical and electrical equipment plus highly automated programmable control systems.
  • To maximise the benefits of the technology and equipment they work with. Depending on the type of product and plant in the company, engineering activities carried out will include routine maintenance, fault finding and diagnosis, testing and commissioning. They must ensure that maintenance activities contribute to optimising food and drink production levels. To ensure that all maintenance activities are conducted safely, and practices comply with food safety legislation in this highly regulated industry. They must understand the key features of working with consumable products and how they this affects food industry maintenance practices.
  • To work autonomously, taking responsibility for their own tasks and also work effectively in teams.


  • Knowledge required;
  • Food processing/manufacturing and product knowledge (to meet company requirements eg Dairy/Confectionery/Meat processing)
  • Legislation and regulations in the food and drink industry, including understanding of:
    • Food Safety
    • Health and Safety
    • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Threat Assessment Critical Control Point (TACCP), Vulnerability Assessment Critical Control Point (VACCP)
    • Basic principles of sustainability and environmental legislation
    • The impact of customer requirements and demands on the food supply chain
  • The key principles of cleaning and hygiene processes covering both Cleaning in Place (CIP) and cleaning out of place systems
  • The key principles of quality management systems and processes
  • The key principles of Continuous Improvement (CI) Management
  • Materials science, including the key features of raw materials, their uses in food production and types of equipment used to process them
  • Types of best practice maintenance approaches and techniques in the food and drink industry
  • The principles of fault finding techniques
  • The operation of mechanical equipment in the food and drink industry
  • How to produce replacement components
  • The function of fluid power systems
  • The operation of heat exchange equipment
  • The principles of cutting and welding in the food and drink industry
  • Principles of electrical systems, including their uses, safety and legislation
  • Services and utilities knowledge, including the importance and impact of energy management and pollution control in food production

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