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Multi-skilled Shift Engineers with electrical bias

David Wood Foods, Workington, Cumbria

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Multi-skilled Shift Engineers with electrical bias

Full time position
Shift pattern:  Under review, but ultimately expected to revolve around 24/6 cover
Rate of pay:  Dependent on experience and qualifications

About the role
David Wood Foods is a food manufacturing organisation based in Workington.  We have over 20 years experience in the bakery business, and currently produce a range of quality products for the retail industry from seven high-tech factories.

Due to continued growth, we are looking to increase our engineering team at Workington, and are seeking an experienced MULTI-SKILLED ENGINEERS WITH ELECTRICAL BIAS.

Along with reactive and planned maintenance to the plant, shift engineers would be responsible for the development and implementation of line improvements/installations, maintaining equipment / conveyors / etc..  You would also be required to work closely with the Team leaders and Management to ensure targets are met on safety, output, quality, efficiency, energy and waste; communicating any production and engineering issues back to the Engineering Manager.  You would form part of a talented and friendly team.

Responsibilities and Requirements
To provide a hands-on role resolving immediate problems to ensure continuity of product and limitation of waste or damaged product.
Proactively identify and solve problems on the plant to increase reliability and efficiency
Keep up to date with Best Practice and Continuous Improvement initiatives
To document all breakdowns and repairs
To utilise the planned Preventative maintenance system to ensure all plant is maintained regularly.
To aid in project work when requested
To assist with technical investigations into all breakdowns, establishing Root Cause and any remedial actions.
Ensure compliance with all statutory and internal requirements and standards, including Health and Safety
To work safely at all times, using correct PPE as required in risk assessments for each particular task.
To communicate effectively with all departments and Managers on a variety of matters, especially regarding realistic recovery times/progress after major breakdowns.

Key Skills / Experience
Experience of working with high-volume production machinery an advantage
Experience of working in the Food Manufacturing Sector or other FMCC an advantage
General computer literacy required suitable training given on specific software
Excellent communication skills
Experience to cover both mechanical and electrical works, to a high and safe standard.
Ability to be part of a team, but also self-motivated when working alone.

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