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Location:
Chipping Norton, UK
Type:
Permanent
18 Mar 2021

Engineer - Enstone

The Role & Key Responsibilities

Engineer, Enstone

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. 

We are looking for a Maintenance Engineer to join our team at our Enstone, UK site.

Shift details: The working pattern consists of 1 week of early shifts (6am until 2pm), 2 weeks of daytime shifts (8am-4pm) and 1 week of late shifts (2pm-10pm) on a rolling 4 week basis; you will also be required to work 1 Saturday in 4.

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, who is able to solve problems. 
• Exposure to high volume manufacturing; CI or lean methodologies. 
• Able to share technical information with non-technical people. 

Please note that you will form part of a 24hour call out rota that will require you to be on call 1 week out of 4.  Rotas are produced at least 8 weeks in advance so you know when you’re going to be on call.  If you are required to attend site for a call out, additional overtime and enhancements are paid, as well as a premium for being on call on a Saturday night.  In order to ensure a healthy work/life balance, we do not schedule our engineers to be on call for more than 1 week out of 4 and operate a 40 hours working week as standard.

We are a growing, innovative business and we need diversity and different ways of thinking to keep moving us forward.  Join us and we will support and encourage your personal development and grow your career.

Be part of a growing global community

AB Agri is made up of 3000+ talented people operating across the agri-food industry to produce and market animal feed, nutrition and technology-based products and services.  We work with customers around the globe to produce sustainable food for a growing population. For over 30 years we have been committed to changing agriculture for the better so that the food we eat is produced safely and in a responsible way. 

We are part of Associated British Foods (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group.

Good for people, Good for business

AB Agri is an equal opportunity employer, assuring equal treatment to all.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. 

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

Making your application

Ready to apply? Great! Simply register your details and upload your CV via our careers website – it usually takes just a few minutes.

Please do not delay making your application.  In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period before the date shown and without notice.

Recruitment agencies – We operate a PSL and request no speculative agency contact regarding this vacancy.  For details on working with AB Agri please see the recruitment agencies page on our website.



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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