Mechanical Engineer - Food Manufacturing


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Bluetownonline Ltd
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer - Food Sector

Location: Preston, Lancashire, UK. (Sponsorship opportunities are available for international applicants who currently hold a valid IELTS for UKVI certificate which is a requirement of the VISA application process)

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

Job type: Full time, Permanent

Gafoor is a dynamic and rapidly growing family-owned business in Preston. They are a key player in their sector supplying poultry products to leading blue chip manufacturers nationally.

About the Role:

As a Mechanical Engineer you will be required to work closely with the manufacturing team maintaining and servicing all processing machinery to ensure that machinery downtime is kept to a minimum and that all planned preventative maintenance is conducted to avoid production disruption.

You will need to have worked in a similar manufacturing environment and be able to carry out preventative maintenance, fault finding and deal with machine down-time efficiently. Our engineers work within multi-disciplinary teams rotating on a 24/7 shift basis averaging 45 hours per week.

Excellent communication skills and team work are a must for this role as well as a flexible and proactive approach to ensure the needs of the business are met.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Complete repairs and breakdowns in a timely manner and perform RCA's (Root Cause Analysis) to ensure corrective and preventative actions are completed
  • Maintain the highest standards of housekeeping
  • Comply with all company Health & Safety rules and be able to escalate issues when required
  • Work closely with the Engineering Manager and the Manufacturing Managers
  • Be part of an Engineering team dedicated to providing a world class service
  • Be confident to communicate effectively and have the initiative to take the lead when required
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and practices
  • Comply with all existing SWPs and contribute to the continuous improvement of SWPs
  • Support and mentor engineering students and in the future apprentice engineers

About you:

Essential Requirements:

  • Must be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Excellent I.T Skills
  • Ideally HNC, HND or degree qualified or apprentice with time served experience and excellent practical knowledge gained in a similar food manufacturing setting
  • Minimum 3 years', hands on post qualification experience
  • A methodical approach to fault finding
  • Conversant with UK Health & Safety rules, regulations and best practices
  • Ability to priorities workload and concisely record information
  • Knowledge of PLC's, pneumatics and hydraulics

Additional Information:

When applying applicants should provide a covering letter detailing their salary expectations, availability to commence work, current residential location and VISA requirements to work in the UK if relevant.

If you are seeking the chance to join a well-established company at an exciting stage in their growth, please click the APPLY button to send your CV in for immediate consideration.

Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of; Engineer, Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanics, Machinery Technician, FMGC, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Technician, Food Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineer, Testing Engineer, Engineering may also be considered for this role.

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