Sherburn in Elmet, UK
Job Function
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2022

The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Maintenance Technician 

Location: ABN Sherburn in Elmet

Contract: Full-time, Permanent 

ShiftMonday-Friday 0600/1500 and Monday-Friday 0900/1800 with on-call one week in four. 

Reward: Very attractive salary, bonus, pension and a range of health, financial and wellbeing benefits. 
Bring your talents to ABN, the UK’s number one animal feed business. 
We're looking for a multi-skilled Maintenance Technician/Engineer to join our feed mill team.  You'll have responsibility for the overall maintenance of the site including both reactive and planned maintenance tasks, fault finding , plant optimization while supporting the Engineering Manager creating capital plans and budget. Maximize efficiency, service and feed consistency while ensuring that feed safety and health and safety standards are never compromised.
You’ll be responsible for:
  • Carrying out planned preventative maintenance utilising agreed schedule
  • Carrying out reactive maintenance as required
  • Ensuring records are kept of both reactive and planned maintenance
  • Ordering and maintaining a stock of mill spares, along with sourcing parts and other spares in a cost effective manner
  • Support a strong Health and Safety culture and maintaining compliance with Health and Safety and Environmental Law and Policy.
  • Support the continuous Improvement programme through idea generation.
  • Provide a quick resolution to plant breakdowns, faults, leaks etc.
  • Tasks to be completed in a safe manner and all equipment to be kept in a safe condition
  • Minimise Plant downtime due to mechanical and electrical failure
  • Monitor plant condition on a regular basis to prevent unnecessary equipment failure
  • Work in conjunction with the Engineering Manager to contribute to 5-year Capital plan, identifying productivity and equipment energy and efficiency improvements

What we’re looking for:

  • Multi-skilled engineer; HNC (or equivalent) Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Suitable & relevant Engineering experience
  • 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
  • Strong Communication skills; Ability to engage and motivate teams and individual

What we can offer you

  • A market benchmarked salary with annual review.
  • Incentive bonus for everyone.
  • Matched employer pension contribution up to 10%.
  • Enhanced benefit for holiday, family, carer, adoption and parental leave.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • AB Agri benefits portal offering discounts and vouchers at 100s of retailers.
  • Discounts available on ABF sister company products.
  • A company passionate about training, development and creating a truly inclusive culture where everyone can do their best work.
  • A wide range of flexible, opt-in benefits including dental, private medical and personal travel insurance using salary sacrifice.

About The Company

ABN – a place where everyone has a part to play in feeding the nation.

ABN is the UK’s number one animal feed business, serving pig and poultry producers 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 have a common set of inspirational behaviours that we all try to live day in, day out. Our Winning Ways of ResponsibleInquisitiveBrave and Inclusive will help us deliver our ambitious goals.

We’re working hard to be an inclusive organisation valuing diversity and different ways of thinking to keep us innovating, moving forward and most importantly being a great place to work for everyone.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote, and retain exceptional people.

We’re part of the AB Agri community of leading agricultural businesses.  AB Agri is the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF PLC), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group. 

Our hiring process

  1. You’ve found our job advert, you're excited by the opportunity to make your mark and so you apply - today!
  2. We'll review your application and if there’s a match, we'll invite you to meet the team so they can ask their questions and you can ask yours.
  3. After interview we provide feedback and if it went well, we'll make an offer.
  4. We complete some pre-employment checks and get everything ready for you to start.
  5. You join us and become a valued member of our team.

Anything else I should know?

Please don’t delay making your application. We get a lot of applications and sometimes adverts close sooner than the date shown, seriously... don’t hesitate!  Simply register your details and upload your CV via our career’s website – it usually takes just a few minutes.

We work hard to create unbiased and fair recruitment processes, so that we can support you to perform at your best please let our recruitment team know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process. 

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.

We are in beautiful rural locations, so you will have a great view for lunch, but it often means you will need to have your own transport to access our sites.

If you like what you've seen here and would like to find out more we'd love to hear from you. Apply today or contact our recruitment team for more information.


Agencies and media sales

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

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