Multi Skilled Engineer

Date: 11-Jan-2023

Location: Leek, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Description


Job Title:                          Engineer ( Multi Skilled )

Reports to:                       Engineering Shift Manager

Location:                           Ornua Foods UK Ltd, Sunnyhills Road, Leek, ST13 5RJ

Hours:                                4 on 4 off – 7am to 7pm and 7pm to 7am (2 Days/2 Nights)

Salary:                               £39,000-£43,500 per annum - depending on experience


Benefits: Free Onsite Parking, 20 Days’ Holiday (rising with service), Pension Scheme, Subsidised Staff Canteen, Company Shop (offering discounts on products), Sports & Social Club, Staff Lottery, Discount on Bikes and Tech Scheme, Confidential Employee Assist Programme.





  • To carry out planned preventative maintenance tasks in line with the schedule
  • Follow up tasks from PPM and order any spare parts required.
  • To ensure compliance to Health and safety/food safety standards at all times.
  • To carry out dynamic risk assessments in line with your daily tasks.
  • Maintain and improve standards of hygiene and housekeeping in all areas of the factory including the engineering office and workshop
  • To ensure production lines are running in optimum condition.
  • To undertake emergency breakdown repairs in a timely and efficient way on all production equipment ensuring correct documentation and reporting of follow up work is correctly completed.
  • To assist in the installation of new equipment to the site.
  • Use and maintenance of the Mainsaver CMMS system.
  • Development and upskilling of Engineering apprentices and line operatives where applicable.
  • Providing both Reactive & PPM
  • Working on a Variety of Kit Including Cheese cutting equipment (Block/portion/Sliced/Grated), Conveyors, Multihead Weighers, Packaging Equipment & Metal detectors
  • Ensuring that equipment is set up and ready for shift start
  • Reporting of all activities including breakdown repair
  • Reporting directly to the Shift Engineering Manager




  • Apprentice trained and relevant qualification in Engineering
  • Base knowledge of food production lines/process machinery
  • PC competent (Word/Excel)
  • Experience in trouble shooting and fault-finding diagnostics.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate team skills with a positive attitude and professional approach
  • HNC or HND in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-Skilled Engineering experience in an FMCG / Food / or other Manufacturing Environment
  • PLC programming
  • Continuous improvement & lean experience
  • A strong role model of the Ornua values and behaviours – with heart, with thought, with vision and with drive.




  • INTERGITY: Supports and encourages constructive outcomes for others by demonstrating integrity.
  • CURIOSITY: Encourages others to learn and demonstrate the courage to be creative.
  • OWNERSHIP: Clarifies accountabilities, overlaps, and gaps. Helps others remain motivated through difficult times.
  • CUSTOMER FOCUS: Pays attention to customer satisfaction levels and builds good relationships.


Company Overview



Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.  It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €3.6 billion and a global team of 3000 employees.  Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.


The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.


Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold, Avantage, Forto, and BEO.  Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.


Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.  Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.


Ornua’s Values


At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.

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