Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer (Permanent, Full Time)

Multi skilled production and process operator (level 3) 

The Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer will work within a team of engineers to provide maintenance cover for the cheese production facility, in addition to the maintenance role, this role may require the candidate to work alongside others to complete in house project works on a minor project basis or provide support and assistance, as required, to the Site project team.

The site operates a rotating roster for engineers with the aim to maximize a healthy work life balance. The roster is based on an eight-week cycle providing factory and maintenance cover over weekends. A full copy of the working roster will be available on request.

The shifts are:

Early 6am-2pm

Days 8am-5pm there is an alternate Day shift with a later start, 9am-6pm and this is used for days where there is a transition from Lates to Days.

Lates 2pm-10pm

The role holder will spend one night on call every eight nights and this will coincide with a late shift, this is known as Late on call and varies from the standard late shift.

Late on call is based around completion of production, which depends entirely on levels of milk production, this Late on call shift is flexible, with a possible later start but rarely extends beyond 4pm to midnight.

Weekends are worked again on the eight-week cycle, where three weekends and an additional Saturday is required. This will be spaced with rostered rest days in the week, giving the opportunity for “long weekends” built into the roster. 

For the majority of the year, weekend working will be to perform planned preventative maintenance, but during certain periods production runs on a Saturday and production will need to be covered. These days are generally shorter days with production completing around 6pm.

Cover for PPM shifts at weekends can be a normal day shift except where production is involved where the company requires an early shift and a late day, 8 hours to coincide with the finish time. Generally, there are three engineers rostered to be on shift at weekends and there will always be a technical support person at hand.

The candidate must be able to arrive at site within 45 minutes when on call.

The candidate must be energetic, hard working and enthusiastic to join our busy Team!

Engineering skills include:

Qualified to a minimum of NVQ3 in an engineering discipline.

Time served apprenticeship training.

General engineering on site with a best in field approach, including measurement and analysis of equipment using predictive maintenance techniques.

  • Fault finding to diagnose on plant issues affecting performance.
  • Boiler operation and maintenance and ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Operation of cooling towers and maintenance and ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Operation of water treatment systems and maintenance and ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Operation of compressed air systems and maintenance and ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Operation and stocking of the engineering stores.
  • Equipment servicing - valves pumps etc. as per the prescribed maintenance plans.
  • To provide front line, out of hours on call cover on a rota basis.
  • To take on any other responsibilities or tasks that are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Previous experience in the dairy or food related industries would be beneficial but not essential.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Electrical skills include;
  • Qualified to the 18th Edition of the IEE regulations.
  • Time served electrical biased apprenticeship training.
  • Proven track record of fault finding and fault diagnosis.
  • Competency in panel wiring and diagnosis.
  • Competency and understanding of safety systems.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals automation and process control systems.
  • Show an aptitude for mechanical engineering


To request an application form please email Hamilton Pritchard,


Closing Date for applications: Friday 21st October 202