Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Company: Kepak
Location: Scotland
Salary: Competitive
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Location:  Kepak McIntosh Donald, Portlethen                             Functional Reporting Line:  N/A

Job Purpose:  To provide effective maintenance support to the Production team, maintain and repair the equipment, machinery and tools used in the factory.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake Electrical and Mechanical routine checking of equipment, quality inspections and troubleshooting on the production lines and process, working to minimise down time
  • Troubleshooting using PLC Logic
  • Electro-mechanical repairs to high-speed, PLC-controlled plant, handling and packaging equipment, also pneumatic and hydraulic control systems
  • Effective communication with productions teams, providing timely updates on breakdowns/down time
  • Technical support for the plant facilities and services, including compressed air, refrigeration and steam
  • Input to and carry out Preventive & Predictive Maintenance Routines
  • Support Production Team in achieving targets
  • Closely monitor line and machine performance, identifying and investigating faults
  • Intervene online as soon as any deterioration in performance occurs
  • Be observant and work off your own initiative when a fault is detected and take remedial action based on your best judgement on whether to effect immediate repair or not
  • Analyse the efficiency of current procedures and suggest improvements
  • Work with equipment suppliers on new equipment, installations and modifications
  • Maintain cleanliness in any areas in which you are working, including any transit areas to and from the workshop, including the workshop and stores
  • Co-operate and participate fully in training and development in cross-skilling and other job-related competencies
  • Update the maintenance management system (CMMS), records of all changes, stores transactions made, and work carried out
  • Actively participate in toolbox talks and undertake permit to work and/or risk assessments
  • Be available to support and participate in rotating shift cover roster
  • Ensure all systems comply with the relevant health and safety legislation, as well a relevant site food hygiene and safety requirements
  • Any other duties as required by management and within the competency of the post holder


Skills/ Experience

  • Suitable Mechanical and/or Electrical Qualification essential
  • Experience working in meat/food production environment preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical, electrical, PLC control, refrigeration and PTW systems desirable
  • Strong diagnostic/root cause analysis skills essential
  • Proactive and “can-do” attitude essential
  • Sound understanding of integrity and compliance to relevant legislation and company processes/procedures
  • Commitment to good practice
  • Fluent English, communicates well in written and oral form with multi-nationals on all levels
  • Ability to multitask and work under own initiative to deliver to deadlines
  • Relationship builder with influencing skills
  • Strong team player
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