Engineer - Food Manufacturing

Location Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Discipline: Food & Fresh Produce, Machinery, Technical & Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £34K - £37K
Contact name: Emma Ashmore

Contact email:
Job ref: 14937 EA
Published: 29 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Engineer - Food Manufacturing
Location: Birmingham

The Company: Fresh Produce Suppliers and Importers.

The Industry: Food, Fresh Produce, Engineer, Machinery, Production, Manufacturing

Purpose of the Job:
To keep production machinery and equipment fully operational and carry out general site maintenance in accordance with TPM systems and business requirements and manage building services systems.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the upkeep and maintenance of all operational equipment whilst maintaining safe working practices responding to issues in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for reactive breakdown repairs and adhere to the Planned Preventative Maintenance schedule.

  • Fault diagnosis and repair of a wide variety of electrical and mechanical systems including invertor drives, PLC's, PSU's, conveyors, multi-head weighers, check weighers, flow wrappers, over-wrapping machines, gas flush machines and all other associated systems.

  • Carry out routine maintenance to all plant and services whilst maintaining accurate record keeping.

  • Assist in the management of Health and Safety, Environmental and Company policies in compliance with current regulations and legislation.

  • Assist in current and future projects including introduction of Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

  • Carry out any other reasonable request from employer.

  • Working knowledge and operation of all building services systems including refrigeration, fire alarm, fire sprinkler systems, air handling systems, air conditioning and computerised Building Management System.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:
Technical Requirements:

  • Experienced multi-skilled Engineer able to fault find electrical systems and control circuits.

  • Engineering experience within a food or automotive fast paced facility who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritise accordingly.

  • Strong knowledge of electrical distribution and control systems, fully conversant reading all engineering drawings both electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics. Ideally IEE qualified to 17/18th edition wiring Regulations.

  • Previous experience programming and fault-finding on PLC's, Invertor Drive Controls, HMI's and other logic systems.

  • Instrumentation and building management control systems.

  • Experienced working with 3 phase electrical systems, DC control circuits and safety circuits.

  • Hold recognised engineering qualifications to HNC standard.

  • Ability to read both mechanical and electrical schematic drawings to component level and fault find accordingly.

  • Excellent mechanical skills to include fabrication, welding, motor repairs, gearbox repairs and plumbing.

  • Experience managing TPM systems, statutory compliance, food and Health & Safety systems.


  • Recognised engineering qualifications to HNC or equivalent.

  • IEE 17/18th Edition.

  • Desirable: MEWP Trained, FLT Trained, IOSH/NEBOSH Certified, Food Safety.

Personal Qualities:

  • Good communication skills, task-focused, used to working within a team of Technicians where job handovers and pick-ups occur on a regular basis.

  • Able to work without supervision making correct decisions quickly.

  • Passion for high quality work and right first-time approach.

  • Demonstrate proactive approach and can manage own time effectively.

  • Demonstrate a logical approach to all fault diagnosis.

  • Computer literate to include Microsoft Office, Building Management Systems.

The Package:
Basic salary: £34K - £37K

Additional Information:
20 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
Various (rotating shift pattern)

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to;

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