Maintenance Engineer

Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: Nantwich, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Title:                     Maintenance Engineer

Reports to:                 Engineering Manager

Location:                    Nantwich, CW5 6DN

Hours:                       Hours:                      Rotating shifts 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm & 8am-4pm Mon-Fri

                                     Salary:                        Upto £40,000 per annum, depending on experience



Free Onsite Parking, 33 Days’ Holiday, Company Pension, Company Shop (offering discounts on products), Confidential Employee Assist Programme.


The Role:

To deliver engineering and maintenance to plan and in a timely manner, to improve reliability, maximise plant availability and ensure plant safety compliance.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance activities on machinery and equipment in line with the scheduled plan, ensuring that equipment is fit for purpose on a shift / daily basis and that associated paperwork is updated and tracked, as per PPM schedules to aid an efficient Maintenance Plan.
  • Report all deficiencies to the Engineering Manager or relevant department Manager for action.
  • Complete all activities in line with the daily work plan. Work with the line supervisors and operatives to assist & train in key areas of setup in order to minimise production downtime from machinery problems.
  • Support the relevant departments to ensure that SOPs are in place and followed according to the procedure.
  • Attend breakdowns as necessary and repair in a safe and timely manner.
  • Document and monitor all downtime and breakdowns. Complete all relevant service sheets, breakdown reports and breakdown analysis to ensure that accurate information is recorded on all engineering activity and issues. Provide relevant information at shift handover to monitor daily works completed.
  • Carry out repairs to production machinery and equipment. Provide support to other Engineers during major breakdowns or where a number of operational engineering priorities exist.
  • Contribute to the development of relevant policies and procedures and Health & Safety documentation to ensure that all activity complies with relevant legislation.
  • Take personal accountability (and provide advice and guidance to Production operatives) for the safe handling of plant and equipment.
  • Ensure that all housekeeping standards are maintained on a daily basis in the work place and that all activity complies with relevant Health & Safety and on-site procedures.
  • Complete risk assessments and method statements as and when required.
  • Control activities of contractors onsite, ensuring that all permits to work and relevant documentation is completed, approved and executed in a safe manner and in line with company procedures.
  • Work with the Engineering Manager to ensure that all spare parts are budgeted and accounted for, and that accurate records are maintained of parts used, striving to reduce contractor costs by completing work internally where possible.
  • Raise purchase orders for all spare parts and works required onsite and maintain accurate records of parts ordered, detailing any periods of long lead time that may affect stock shortages.
  • Support the relevant departments to ensure that SOPs are in place and followed according to the procedure.
  • Follow all health and safety policies, practices and standards always, taking personal accountability for safe working practices.


Key requirements

  • Electrical skills (18th edition desirable but not necessary)
  • Mechanical skills
  • Specific plant knowledge
  • Electrical control systems knowledge
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of Engineering and Maintenance within a Food Production environment
  • Minimum of Level 3 qualification in Engineering/Maintenance (or equivalent).
  • Detailed understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Working knowledge of PLCs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work within a team environment but also have the ability to work using your own initiative
  • Ability to influence wider than own team
  • Ability to demonstrate a methodical approach to fault finding
  • Driven, enjoys a challenge and strives for continuous improvement and development


Key competencies:

  • INTEGRITY: Sets a positive example through own behaviour and is trusted and respected by others, thereby encouraging others to demonstrate integrity
  • COMMUNICATIVE: Uses communication skills to have a positive impact and be effective in meetings and presentations.
  • CURIOSITY: Contributes to or delivers learning events as a subject matter expert and actively helps people to share knowledge between teams
  • OWNERSHIP: Allocates tasks to the most appropriate person, agrees methods, give relevant information, and supports those carrying out delegated tasks.


company background


Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy exporting to over 110 countries with annualised sales of over €2 billion.


Operating from 19 subsidiaries worldwide and employing over 2,300 staff, Ornua has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe from Algiers to Beijing to Lagos and LA.


Ornua Ingredients supplies superior quality dairy ingredients to leading global food manufacturers from some of the world’s most technically advanced manufacturing and prepacking facilities located in Africa, China, Ireland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK and the US.


At Ornua, we Grow Together by investing in the development of our people and providing great people leadership for all. We Achieve Together through valuing collaboration, innovation and diversity and by empowering our people to make decisions. We Belong Together by staying true to our co-operative roots, valuing each other's individual differences and remaining humble in our interactions with each other and our customers.


We want to find people that understand and work with heart, with thought with vision, with drive – Ornua’s core values.



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