Site Engineer

Role Description

Site Engineer - Co. Down

As a multi skilled site engineer you will support production in ensuring down time is minimised through preventative action and prioritising break downs. You will fault find on technical issues, resolve and share best practice to reduce recurrence. Working in collaboration with your production colleagues to continually improve the maintenance service.

Key Tasks:

  • Monitoring equipment and plant performance and following maintenance plans, carry out planned routine and non-routine maintenance tasks which will ensure plant performance is maintained at a high-level.
  • Provide reactive maintenance support to the production operation to BRC standards
  • Perform Engineering corrective actions to support the Production Team in ensuring that safe product is produced in line with legislation and Food Quality standards
  • Contribute to effective handover by relaying all information on the days activity to the next shift(s)
  • Maintain communication with operators in all departments to ensure any potential maintenance issues are highlighted and addressed at the earliest opportunity
  • Ensure appropriate hand-back procedures are followed both prior to and immediately following maintenance work is carried out on any operations equipment where there is the potential for product contamination.
  • During equipment inspection or following maintenance work, report any conditions which may adversely impact on finished product quality
  • Actively identify and implement plans to eliminate unnecessary losses such as cost, waste, and inefficiencies
  • Assist NPD and Production Team in setting up for new products and processes
  • Maintain adequate spares stock and re-order parts as required
  • Negotiate and agree service contract terms & conditions for key production equipment
  • Agree Service Engineer call intervals for non contractual equipment & make all necessary arrangements for planned visits
  • Liaise with Evening Shift Engineer to agree priorities, actions required, etc
  • Liaise with all sub -contractors on site to ensure all work completed safely and to required standards
  • Manage and undertake the maintenance of all site fixtures & fittings to include electrical, plumbing & domestic appliances. Co-ordinate site repairs to Insurance requirements.
  • Carry out regular water sampling tests on cooling towers, maintaining records as required
  • Ensure adequate maintenance of all gas appliances and fire equipment
  • Carry out repairs using fabrication equipment
  • Manage company fleet of vehicles - arrange regular services, carry out minor repairs & maintain records of MOT, Tax, etc
  • Ensure refrigerated vehicle fridge units are working correctly & arrange service and repairs
  • Champion a safe working culture and ensure compliance with all health and safety policies / procedures and safe systems of work.
  • Maintain focus on workplace safety, ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with safe working procedures, control measures identified via risk assessment and COSHH assessment, etc
  • Observe, act and immediately report any issues that may pose a threat to a safe working environment
  • Ensure that the circumstances of any accidents or incidents are recorded in detail, reported via specified methods and that any supporting documentation is completed promptly, including any statutory returns.

Personal Specification:

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent Electrical qualification with strong skills in mechanical
  • Minimum of 2 years recent and relevant work experience within a production or manufacturing environment
  • Detailed knowledge of manufacturing equipment and/or processes and of the safety requirements in the maintenance and repair of same
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Knowledge of equipment to include: - Motor overloads / contactors, Variable speed drives
  • Diagnostics and repair abilities of various electrical and automation systems, PLC, Electronic circuits, panel building, PLC wiring
  • Experience with modifying and updating panel drawings, Air compressors/dryers, Pumps and mechanical seals, Pneumatic systems, actuated valves, Mechanical drive systems, gear boxes/conveyors, Hydraulics


Apply now by clicking the Apply button, or for more information email me (Richard)
richard.gowdy@cpljobs.com Or call me 02890 725 632 to discuss in confidence!

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