Maintenance Engineer - Electrical bias




Multi-Skilled Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Maintenance Engineers


£44,000 Per Annum


25 days holiday + Good Pension provision



Contract Type:


Maintenance Engineer

Somerset / Wiltshire / Dorset

Salary £44,000 pa

Days – Monday to Friday – 40 hours

Great opportunity to join a food manufacturing business that has experienced tremendous growth through industry-leading levels of investment in their people, products, and production facilities.

The business is keen to appoint a multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer (Electrical bias) to join the Engineering Team and work across the full scope of production facilities on site.

The Role

  • Work 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday (No evenings or weekends);
  • Undertake planned preventative maintenance, liaising with the production department;
  • Ensure that machinery, systems, infrastructure, and equipment run optimally with minimal downtime;
  • Respond to equipment breakdowns and conduct routine and condition-based maintenance;
  • Diagnose faults and research solutions to stop re-occurring breakdowns;
  • Establish different maintenance procedures and protocols;
  • Conduct and oversee maintenance process audits;
  • Be involved with Project Engineering at a site benefitting from considerable CAPEX investment;
  • Assist with the implementation of robust Engineering systems;
  • Work closely with all departments: Operations, Manufacturing, Quality/Technical, Supply Chain;
  • Work with the production team to improve production flow, throughput and productivity on a variety of products and manufacturing processes;  
  • Liaise with Engineering suppliers to ensure timely and cost-efficient solutions to parts ordering, spares holding and service contract support;
  • During new product trials the Engineer appointed will provide expertise, guidance and practical support in the specification, trialling and introduction of new products into Manufacturing.

The Person

  • Experienced with automated factory and planned maintenance systems;
  • Ideally possess previous Maintenance Engineering experience gained from within Food Manufacturing or similar environment;
  • Have the ability to work well within a team and independently;
  • To be a proactive problem-solver with excellent attention to detail;
  • Self-motivated and willing to go the extra mile;
  • Educated to HNC level (Mechanical or Electrical);
  • Competent in a variety of engineering disciplines (Electrical, Mechanical, Plant);
  • Able to work at pace and possess the passion and determination to improve the Engineering function, always looking for better.

This role is commutable from Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and more specifically, commutable from: Yeovil, Sherborne, Ilchester, Langport, Crewkerne, Chard, Wincanton, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Bruton, Blandford Forum, Evercreech, Street, Gillingham, Shaftsbury.


Salary: £44,000 pa + 25 days holiday + Pension Ref 3490