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Job Title: Electrical Technician//Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer

Location: Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2NH

Shift: 40Hrs per week - Monday to Friday Days 08:00 - 16:30

On call 1 in 3 covering out of hours and all weekend.

Responsibility for the overall maintenance of the site including both reactive and planned maintenance tasks, fault finding, and small improvement projects. Supporting the Engineering Manager to ensure health and safety, feed safety and Quality standards are never compromised.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the site is Electrically & Mechanically safe at all times
  • Ensure all work is risk assessed and carried out on safely isolated equipment.
  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance in accordance with the agreed schedule. In line with our CMMS - Agility
  • Be proactive in cooperation with the Operators to agree equipment downtime and availability for maintenance tasks.
  • Carry out all maintenance tasks to a high standard to minimise Plant downtime due to mechanical and electrical failure including reactive maintenance/breakdowns.
  • Assist the Engineering Manager in ensuring that adequate spare parts are held in stock by keeping the stores area organised and reporting parts used in an accurate and timely manner. This to include ordering parts from suppliers using our internal PO/ordering system.
  • Monitor and report plant condition as part of the daily routine
  • Support the Plant internal hygiene audit ensuring contribution to score increases audit on audit
  • Contribute to continuous improvement by highlighting/identifying possible cost saving initiatives or process improvements
  • Ensure workshop and maintenance area housekeeping is kept at a high standard
  • Assist with Control of Contractors, Permits to Work etc.
  • Be available on a rota basis to respond to breakdowns out of hours

What You’ll be working on:

  • Drag Chain Conveyors
  • Screw conveyors
  • Belt and bucket Elevators
  • Mixing Equipment
  • Weighing Equipment
  • Boilers and steam plant
  • Electrical Control Panels with Inverters and PLCs
  • Compressed air and pneumatic equipment
  • Hydraulic equipment

To be successful we are looking for the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Apprenticeship trained, HNC (or equivalent) or time served Engineer – ideally multi-skilled Engineer or with an Electrical bias 60:40 Electrical:Mechanical
  • Experience of working with maintenance systems.
  • City & Guilds Electrical qualification desired
  • Good H&S knowledge in legislation and application (IOSH qualification, desirable) with a safety-first focus.
  • Desirable if experience but training can be provided
    • Confined Space
    • Welding/Fabrication Qualifications
    • 18th Edition

 In return you will get:

  • Good shift pattern with overtime, call out available additional/potential earnings
  • Training provided both internal and external courses
  • Full PPE provided including clothing and boots
  • Group benefits such as matched pension up to 10%, enhanced family and financial benefits, discount portals and more


Our sites are rural with minimal public transport therefore ability to access site without the need for public transport will be required.


Rewarding your passion

When you join us, you'll do meaningful work and be rewarded fairly for it. From annual salary reviews and incentive bonus, ongoing career development and enhanced family, financial and wellbeing benefits – these are just some of the ways we reward you - from day one. 

About us

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’re part of AB Agri, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF plc) and we’re passionate about feeding the world responsibly and affordably by making quality animal feed, creating nutrition and technology-based products, and offering data services for the agri-food industry.  What sets us apart is how we delight our customers - and that’s because of great people like you.  People with different life experiences who share common values. Together we’re building a fair, innovative and inclusive culture. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to ensuring our application and recruitment processes work for everyone so if you need any additional support (like alternative formats for your application, bringing a support dog to the offices, a sign language interpreter - or anything else) just let us know.

Application Notes

We hope you feel that AB Agri is somewhere you can thrive and so we’d love to hear from you. We get a lot of applications for our roles and sometimes need to close the process early so register your details and upload your CV via our careers website as soon as you can – it will only take a few minutes.

When you do, we’ll ask you some equal opportunities questions just to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive – or show us areas we can improve. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions and this won’t affect your application.

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 don’t accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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