Maintenance Engineer

Rochester, Kent
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job Details

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off days and Nights

Location: Medway City Estate 

About us:

Veetee is a SME food manufacturing business, mainly producing rice and grain products. We have two factories and a warehouse over three sites in Rochester, one manufacturing site in India and a Sales & Distribution team in the USA. We provide products to most of the large Food Retailers.

Job Purpose:

As a Maintenance Engineer at Veetee, you will support the running of the factory by resolving breakdowns and delivering planned maintenance, whilst ensuring work is carried out to the highest possible standard.


  • Be prepared to develop the necessary skills and efficiently carry out all maintenance team member tasks.
  • Contribute and help to implement continuous improvement to enhance quality, efficiency, safety and waste reduction.
  • Work as part of an effective response team on breakdowns and/or emergency repairs.
  • To be responsible for ensuring daily checks are carried out efficiently and in a timely manner and complete documents as required.
  • Ensure all works carried out are compliant with Health and Safety requirements.
  • Enter any maintenance on work request forms as required.
  • Help and assist the training of others and identify own training needs.
  • To ensure the safety of oneself and others at all times.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Working PLC knowledge and experience.
  • Previous experience in providing engineering support on production and packing lines is essential and experience in the Food Manufacturing industry would be desirable.
  • Electrical and Mechanical qualifications.
  • Ability to follow instructions and use own initiative.
  • Excellent health and safety awareness.
  • Experience in installations, breakdowns and planned maintenance.
  • Competent in report writing
  • Able to work unsupervised.
  • Flexibility to do the hours required for the role. 


  • Health care cash plan.
  • Company pension and Life Insurance.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Referral programme.
  • Store discount.
  • Wellness programme.


The driving force behind Veetee Rice, Moni Varma, founded the company in 1987 and from its humble origins as a producer to the ethnic market in London, Veetee Rice has developed as one of the UK's largest volume suppliers of rice to the UK grocery trade.


Although Veetee began with a modest single product line, Supreme Basmati, the portfolio has expanded to incorporate a multitude of rices which are sourced from the most fertile regions of the world to produce the highest quality products. The addition of Thai Fragrant Rice in 1996 has cemented the dedication of the company to source rice from every continent.


Veetee are unique amongst rice producers with factories in both India and Pakistan and are perfectly positioned to market Basmati to all communities under Veetee, Badshah and Ashoka brands.

Find Us
Invicta House
Sir Thomas Longley Road
Medway City Estate

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