Shift Engineer

Bridgwater, Somerset
05 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Refresco is the leading European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded players. 

Refresco is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and employs circa 4,100 staff.
Refresco UK based Bridgwater , Somerset, UK employs 850 people and we run four factories producing circa 700 million litres per annum, our target is a billion litres. We work with retailers including Tesco & ASDA to produce their private labels and branded customers such as Innocent Smoothies and Ocean Spray.

About the role:

An exciting opportunity is available to work as a Shift Engineer for our world class manufacturing plant working on a low acid line. The Shift Engineer is allocated to a production cell that runs 1 – 3 production lines over a 24/7, 24/6, 24/5 operation. The Shift Engineer will work closely with their cell ensuring that the cell reaches all their targets. This requires all adjustments and breakdowns, whether operational, electrical or mechanical to be investigated and repaired, or completed in the most effective, cost efficient and timely manner. For all maintenance activities to be carried out during outage periods and you will be required to support the cell team and operate the machines as part of the cell team. For basic engineering standards to be adhered too at all times and to be audit ready at any time.

You should be familiar with the fast pace of food manufacturing and of the expectations required for the whole team. You will need to be able to understand and learn quickly how all the different equipment works. You will need to be able to work as a team member as part of a production cell team member to achieve the cells target OEE and production KPI’s and work towards the engineering KPI’s.

About you:

As a time served Engineer, you’ll have previous experience in manufacturing; preferably Liquid Filling, Dairy, or Food, fault finding electrically, on complex control systems & mechanically, PLC knowledge is also preferred as you will need an understanding in a wide range of technical control systems. You will need to be confident working under minimal supervision and to undertake excellent fault diagnosis and route cause analysis. You will also require the ability to understand advance and complex equipment and adapt to new technology. You will need a real passion for sharing information by creating quality engineering reports on our CMMs, instigating RCA’s and creating or applying good working practices.

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