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Opportunity Details

Mechanical Engineering Operator Technician

Posted: 2018-02-07
United Kingdom, Magor
About the role:

Position Title: Mechanical Engineering Operator Technician

Company/Division: Magor Brewery

Department: Technical Services

Band: Unbanded

Primary purpose and function of position:


Reporting to the Technical Services First Line Manager the role of a Mechanical Engineer is a multi-skilled position. The main purpose of this position is to carry out planned and reactive maintenance in support of a high speed packaging line. The role is vital for the efficiency, quality and cost of the plant.  A Mechanical Engineer will look to improve the reliability and safety of the plant and production processes.


This job description and the job title Technical Services Mechanical Engineer is not necessarily descriptive of all duties and does not restrict flexibility.  You may be required, from time to time, to carry out tasks in addition to or instead of your normal duties, either for the brewery or for AB InBev, provided that they are reasonable and within your capabilities.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Working for the Technical Services Department you will work in a team consisting of multi skilled engineers. You be responsible for carrying out planned and reactive maintenance support across high speed lines.


Mechanical maintenance, including

  • Undertake, drive and support maintenance and improvement activities
  • Identify CI opportunities
  • Developing SOPs and learning documents to share best practice across shifts with respect to maintenance and CIL
  • Developing safety, and maintenance procedures
  • Liaise with suppliers of OEM’s for the provision of spares/services
  • Support the development and maintenance of a high performance, flexible and “can do” culture
  • 5S
  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance
  • Machinery fault diagnosis and repairs
  • Use of Plant Optimisation tools to ensure sustainability of high departmental standards including 5S, Hygiene and PDCA
  • Undertake, drive and support maintenance and improvement activities
  • Share best practice across shifts with respect to maintenance and CIL
  • Review and develop safety and maintenance procedures (SWI)
  • Record all maintenance activities within maintenance management system (SAP)
  • Liaise with suppliers of OEM’s for the provision of spares/services
  • Maintenance prioritisation and planning
  • Support the development and maintenance of a high performance, flexible and “can do” culture
  • Analyse machines to improve performance
  • Identify critical spares for designated machines
  • Refurbish spares as required
  • Complete some work at heights, confined space & as a lone worker
  • Project work
  • Carrying out quality inspections on jobs
  • Liaising & assisting client departments and customers
  • Controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment
  • Monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
  • Writing, reviewing & updating maintenance SOP’s, OPL’s & job tasks.
  • Working in a safe manner following all company policies and procedures
  • Ensure all safety systems are in working order

Key skills, knowledge and Competencies

  • Proactive & self-managed engineer who are professional and have a can do attitude
  • Good communication skills and above all take pride in the work they are completing
  • On occasions you will be expected to work with external contractors
  • Understanding of LEAN, Continuous Improvements, HACCP, Food Safety protocols.
  • Undertake activities to support VPO compliance and sustainability
  • Comply with health, safety, hygiene and 5S standards policies and practices at all times and    ensure standards are maintained
  • Positive “can do” attitude
  • Committed to a high performance and CI environment
  • Support a “Learning Organisation” environment
  • Analysis of numerical information and good IT literacy
  • Ability to make decisions and challenge
  • High levels of team working
  • 5S and hygiene will be of the utmost importance and a good understanding of Quality testing and microbiology would be useful.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team, interacting effectively with a variety of departments and individuals
  • Strong organisation skills with a structured and systematic approach, adhering to deadlines, able to work on own initiative and prioritise workload effectively.
About the candidate:

Key Experience and Qualifications:

  • Recognised apprenticeship
  • NVQ3 and/or equivalent mechanical qualification
  • Proven fault finding and maintenance of high speed production equipment
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in a multi-disciplined engineering function
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing principles, tools and techniques
  • Good numeracy, literacy  and verbal communication skills