Technical Engineer

Date added: 20 January 2020

Role : Technical Engineer
 
Department : Engineering
 
Business Group : Signature Flatbreads UK Ltd
 
Location of Role : Dunstable, Bedfordshire
 
Role Summary :
 
Self-motivated, keen to accept different tasks, and have a ‘can-do’ attitude as a core skill. You will also need to able to work alone and as part of a team. Experience in a Technical maintenance department or a bakery is essential. The job includes planned maintenance, fault-finding and breakdown repairs, installation and modification to plant and services to attain World Class performance from the assets. The role holder will be involved in liaising with different departments as needed while complying and assisting in the creation of high standards and procedures.
 
Reporting and key Relationships :
 
The role reports to the Head of Engineering with other key contacts being :-
 
  • Managing Director (Operations)
  • Engineering Director
  • Technical Director 

Principle Responsibilities :
 
  • Carrying out PPMs and working on electrical and mechanical systems, as he will be working on building services.
  • Ensure all engineering work is carried out in an efficient and effective manner, in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice, Health and Safety Legislation and current Company Standards,
  • To work across mechanical and electrical trades as qualified and authorised,
  • Fault diagnosis and breakdown repairs of process equipment, bakery manufacturing plant, packaging equipment and site services,
  • Planned maintenance, modifications, installations and upgrades to plant machinery and site services,
  • Project work, including the installation and commissioning of machines and equipment within authorised skill level,
  • Positively influence the change management process, driving engineering culture to high standard performance,
  • Support and work with other engineers on all aspects of shared maintenance to achieve operational targets,
  • To improve production processes and plant design to minimise downtime and improve safety and quality performance,
  • Ensure an in depth-handovers provided to oncoming shift, to include, manufacturing or stores issues and,
  • To be prepared to work overtime when required, especially during breakdowns. 
Knowledge and Skills :
 
  • To be multi-skilled with Level 8 NVQ in both Electrical and Mechanical disciples or be working towards them,
  • He will also need to have experience with process and packing equipment and be familiar with variable speed drives, control systems and lighting,
  • Mechanically, he will be comfortable working on Flour Silos Compressors, Chillers, packing machinery, transmission systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, conveyors, and pumps. 

Experience & Competencies :
 
  • Previous Engineering background and experience in an engineering field is essential.
  • Extensive knowledge of flatbreads, manufacturing processes in general and Indian breads automatic production lines.
  • Fault diagnosis and break down repairs experience on Werner Pfleiderer dough divider would be desirable,
  • Experience of working on automatic tortilla production lines in general and Lawrence Equipment production line and,
  • Have experience with travelling ovens and good knowledge of combustion engineering. 
Person Specification :
 
  • Ambitious, passionate individual looking for future career progression.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent stakeholder management including the ability to communicate outside of Engineering.
  • High attention to detail
  • Adaptable with ability to respond to change in a fast paced environment.
  • Able to plan and organise own work load



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