Working as a key member of the Maintenance team, the main purpose of this role is to support the Maintenance Manager in supervising the team to provide high quality engineering support ensuring the continuous running of plant and equipment. The role is a mixture of on the job and office based – whatever is required to deliver required results and efficient service for breakdowns, repairs, PPM and project work.

By keeping our plant and equipment in top working order we are able to provide high equality products to our customers, keep our workforce safe and also ensure that we are contributing to lowering our environmental impact – all whilst minimising downtime to the overall operation. This position will be a key member of the team at Pilgrim’s UK Lamb, contributing to delivering a profitable and successful business performance. Your success will be measured through Third party audit scores (including BRCgs) and Quality Pillar Score.

The ideal person for this role is expected to be a keen ‘get on and do it’ approach, with good communication skills, able to maintain high standards, whilst being reliable and thorough. The postholder should have high levels of motivation and the ability to work as part of a team (without close levels of supervision). If you are not afraid to ‘muck-in’ and show initiative then this is the job for you.

Skills and knowledge:

Multi-skilled individual with practical experience in highly time-sensitive environments.

Experience of high volume production required (food industry preferred)

PLC knowledge (Siemens, Omron, Telemec) – preferred but not essential

Experience of vacuum packing machines (Cryovac/Mondini) advantageous

Welding experience (TIG) advantageous

Proven ability to prioritise and work effectively under pressure

Good interpersonal skills including the supervision of a team of engineers

Self motivated with a proactive approach

Can work unsupervised and make decisions when required

Experience with steam systems and boiler systems would be advantageous

Experience with scales, check weights and labellers would be advantageous

Project Management experience

Organisational ability

Strong influence and communication skills


C & G/ONC or equivalent in Engineering(Electrical)

17th edition IEE Regs trained – preferred but not essential

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