Location
Flixborough, UK
Job Function
Manufacturing / Operations / Production
Type
Permanent
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2021
The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Maintenance Engineer

Location: Flixborough

We are changing the future of British food and farming for the better.

AB Connect is the UK’s number one animal feed business, serving pig, poultry, dairy and beef producers all across the UK. These range from large corporate customers through to family owned farm enterprises. We service these customers with feed, nutrition, advice and related services.

We’re part of the AB Agri community of leading animal nutrition products and services businesses.  Bring your talents to AB Connect and play your part in producing affordable, high quality and responsible food for the growing global population.

In AB Connect, we have a common set of inspirational behaviours that we all try to live day in, day out. Our Winning Ways of Responsible, Inquisitive, Brave and Inclusive will help us deliver our ambitious goals.

We are looking for a Maintenance Engineer to join our team at our Flixborough 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. Ideally we are looking for a Mechanically biased Engineer, further up skilling and career development will be provided.

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.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • 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
 
What we’re looking for:
 
  • 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

Good for people, Good for business

We are a growing, innovative business and we value diversity and different ways of thinking to keep moving us forward.  We’re 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. 

We are united by our family values that represent who we are, how we work together and how we help our customers.

  • Pioneering – Curious, spirited and bold. We lead, the right way.
  • Excellence – We seek excellence in all that we do.
  • Growth – We create ways for our people and customers to thrive.

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

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.

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

As part of your application we ask you to answer some equal opportunities questions that help us to monitor how inclusive our recruitment process is and identify areas we can improve in. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions with no impact on your application.

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We have a PSL and do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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