Maintenance Engineer

Cornwall, Redruth
£35000 - £40000 per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Engineering, Foodservice
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Main tasks:

  • To provide technical support in response to breakdowns on plant and equipment, including good fault-finding techniques.
  • Deliver electrical and mechanical maintenance across the site on all equipment.
  • Knowledge of PLCs and controls, investors, and drives.
  • Respond promptly and effectively to ensure quick resolution to equipment issues to minimise downtime and efficiency problems.
  • Participate constructively as a member of the team, keeping everyone informed and proactively sharing your knowledge and expertise.
  • Apply lean thinking techniques to ensure the productive capacity of the plant is optimised and improved thus demonstrating commitment towards achieving factory targets, including prompt start-up times.
  • Work with site personnel and commissioning engineers to ensure required process skills training is performed for all new equipment;
  • Optimise spare holding to adequate levels to maintain equipment efficiency;
  • Ensure compliance with all site policies and rules for quality, safety and the environment.
  • Understand and contribute using a range of risk assessment techniques to ensure the safety of plant, equipment and people.
  • Support a culture that enhances behavioural awareness of quality, safety and the environment;
  • Demonstrate visible leadership within the factory by applying good behavioural safety principles in all activities.
  • Competent IT/computer skills including holistic literate.

Skills and Experience:

  • Apprentice served as Mechanical/Electrical or Engineer qualified to City & Guilds standard or equivalent experience.
  • Ideally continuous exposure to relevant work procedures, post-apprenticeship or equivalent experience within a factory engineering environment with a proven track record


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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