Maintenance Engineering Technician

Nelson, Lancashire
22 May 2018
19 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Here at Refresco we are fast growing, fast paced and ambitious and this provides exciting and multiple career opportunities. We can demonstrate a record of excellent career progression for our people including our highly regarded engineering team.

We are seeking self-motivated, career orientated, Maintenance Technician’s, eager to learn and share knowledge and experience with colleagues, to work in our manufacturing plant in Nelson, Lancashire.

As a Maintenance Technician you will report to the Production Shift Manager with a 'dotted reporting line' to the Factory Maintenance Manager. The shift pattern is; continental shifts – days and nights.

Our Maintenance Engineers are allocated to a production phase that runs over a 24/7 shift operation. They work closely with their phase ensuring that the phase reaches all their KPI targets. We expect you to adhere to excellent engineering standards at all times and to be audit ready at any time.

You will be required to operate our highly automated and sophisticated machinery and equipment in addition to your engineering duties, so that you become 100% knowledgeable about our manufacturing processes and also so that you provide break cover and unplanned absence cover. Typically as a Maintenance Technician at Refresco you will investigate and repair all adjustments and breakdowns, whether operational, electrical or mechanical, and complete them in the most effective, cost efficient and timely manner.

About You
As a time served (Apprenticeship or equivalent qualifications) Engineer with electrical or mechanical experience, you'll preferably have previous experience in FMCG, Manufacturing or Pharmaceutical industry sectors, where you have been required to find electrical and mechanical faults, on complex control systems. You will need to be confident working under minimal supervision and to undertake excellent fault diagnosis and root cause analysis.

We are a highly entrepreneurial company, fast paced and we empower our people, allowing them to grow. Mistakes are allowed but we want you to learn from them! Those with a positive 'can-do' attitude, with high standards and demanding high standards of others, highly detail conscious, and tenacious in their pursuit of problem resolution and KPI achievement do well at Refresco and achieve their career goals.

About Us
Our drinks on every table. That's our vision. So, yes, it's safe to say we're ambitious. We're thirsty for more, constantly looking to the future. To new products, new services, new markets, new customers. Through our people applying our core values of 'Responsible', 'Entrepreneurial', 'Excellent', 'Market Driven' and 'Innovative' we have grown substantially since 1999 and we will continue to be successful.
Refresco is the world's largest independent bottler soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded customers. With production in Europe, North America and Mexico our global sourcing and local R&D capabilities offer an almost unlimited variety of products, manufactured to customer specifications and requirements.
Refresco offers an extensive range of product and packaging combinations from 100% fruit juices, vegetable juices, nectars, water and water +, CSD (carbonated soft drinks), energy and sports drinks, seasonal and speciality drinks and RTD (ready to drink) tea carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass.

In addition to the efficiency of our bottling processes, we can also provide our customers with total supply chain solutions - from planning and sourcing of raw materials and packaging through to warehousing and transportation.
We focus on providing high customer service levels as well as core innovations through the introduction of new packages, flavours and varieties of soft drinks and fruit juices. In (co-)designing new products, we share extensive knowledge of market trends, local consumer preferences, product formulas, raw materials, and new production technologies.

We are able to develop new concepts and bring these to market in an extremely short time frame. Our head office is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Acquisition of Cott Beverages bottling activities
On January 30, 2018 Refresco announced completion of the acquisition of the bottling activities of Cott Beverages.
In combining Refresco's strong European capabilities and Cott's strength in the UK and North America, Refresco almost doubles its production volume to approximately 12 billion litres. The combination provides customers access to seamless service across geographies and an unrivalled production platform with access to all non-alcoholic beverages categories.
2016 performance figures Refresco & Cott Beverages combined:
11.6 billion litres, 2 billion cases
3.6 billion Euros revenue ($US 4 billion)
345 m Euros profit ($US 382 million)
9,500 people
12 countries
59 locations

Salary & Benefits
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits and company pension.

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