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Driffield, UK
12 Aug 2020

Engineer - Fridaythorpe

The Role & Key Responsibilities

We are looking for a Maintenance Engineer to join our team at our Fridaythorpe site.

Our engineers are responsible for the overall maintenance of the site including both reactive and planned maintenance tasks. The scope of the role includes fault finding, plant optimisation while supporting the Engineering Manager, creating capital plans and budget.

Some of the key aspects of this role are to maximise mill efficiency and feed consistency whilst ensuring that feed safety and health and safety standards are never compromised.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance utilising agreed schedule and reactive maintenance as required
  • Ensuring that the achievement of food safety is always a priority
  • Quick resolution of plant breakdowns, faults, leaks etc
  • Completion of the preventative maintenance schedule on time and within costs
  • Minimising Plant downtime due to mechanical and electrical failure
  • Monitoring plant condition on a regular basis to prevent unnecessary equipment failures
  • Ensuring the site is Electrically & Mechanically safe
  • Contribution towards identifying energy cost saving initiatives 

The skills, experience and knowledge we’re looking for include:

  • Multi-skilled engineer; HNC (or equivalent) Mechanical/Electrical Engineering 
  • Experience of planned maintenance systems, preferably within the Food industry 
  • Good H&S knowledge in legislation and application (IOSH qualification, desirable) 
  • A logical and structured thinker, with a strong ability to solve problems
  • Exposure to high volume manufacturing; CI or lean methodologies
  • Able to communicate using verbally and written methods in a clear and concise way

Please note that this site works 24 hours a day, 6 days per week, so a rota system operates to share Engineer call-outs, outside of standard contracted hours. 

Good for people, Good for business

We are a growing, innovative business and we need diversity and different ways of thinking to keep moving us forward.  Ambitious people with an inquisitive mind who work with passion, independently and who take responsibility will succeed at AB Agri.  Join us and we will support and encourage your personal development and grow your career. 

We aim to provide a happy, enjoyable and motivating atmosphere that’s closely aligned with our purpose to change agriculture for the better.  We offer impressive salaries, company pension, complete induction with ongoing training and generous holiday allowance.  

An active well-being programme, community volunteering, development opportunities and a range of flexible benefits for you to tailor to your lifestyle all contribute to our being a great place to work. 

Making your application

Ready to apply? Great! Simply register your details and upload your CV via our careers website – it usually takes less than 2 minutes.

If you need assistance with making your application or require any adjustments throughout our process just let us know and we’ll be happy to assist. 


About The Company
AB Connect offers nutrition and feed manufacture expertise through a range of businesses to help farmers, producers and businesses all along UK food and farming supply chain. Based in Peterborough (UK), AB Connect is part of AB Agri, an animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods plc.  For more information please go to https://www.ab-connect.co.uk/
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

So that we can support you to perform at your best, please let us know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process by emailing Careers@abagri.com

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