Site Services Engineer

Ref: SSE-M-N-59198
City/Region: Malton
Salary: Competitive

We are recruiting an experienced site services engineer to work as part of the engineering team to manage the maintenance of all site services onsite at our Malton meat processing plant. Carrying out engineering maintenance service activities and ensuring maximum operational effectiveness from the equipment and facilities, through the introduction of new systems and procedures which will improve the competitiveness of the company and ensure a physical environment fit for manufacturing quality food products in compliance with current health & safety legislation. The site services engineer will need to balance team skills with a hands-on practical approach to engineering issues on site.

Shift pattern: 4 on 4 off Nights - 17.30pm to 5.30am

Key responsibilities:

Typical activities may vary from week to week but will include:

  • Maintaining and developing the building, environment and plant to ensure a safe working environment for all staff and visitors.
  • This will include the heating, ventilation, fire protection equipment, pipework & plumbing, alarm systems, and security systems managing the day to day water treatment plant
  • Carrying out boiler checks
  • Supporting the engineering team to encourage flexibility and cross functional skills. Instilling a 'fix it right first time' attitude
  • Improving efficiencies and costs of equipment maintenance to agreed levels through targeted analysis, development and delivery of performance improvement plans
  • Establishing agreements with key suppliers and contractors. This will include identification of appropriate providers, feasibility studies, arranging insurance and ensuring best practice on site
  • Ensuring all statutory inspections (including portable appliance testing, mains testing and pressure vessels) are managed and records are maintained in line with current legislation
  • Developing and applying routine and regular maintenance plans as required
  • Identifying opportunities for energy saving and ensuring these are embraced site-wide

Skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Mechanical and electrical engineering qualifications and experience, ideally apprenticeship qualified
  • Compressors and generator experience - essential
  • Refrigeration experience - essential
  • Water treatment/effluent experience - working knowledge
  • Boiler checks/feed water/feed water dosage experience - working knowledge
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to balance a varied workload and re-prioritise in response to changing business needs and unexpected engineering problems
  • Experience of working within a fast-moving pressurised manufacturing environment
  • Evidence of trouble-shooting and fault diagnosis
  • Must be driven and enthusiastic with a passion for engineering maintenance
  • Highly professional and able to deal with issues unaided
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to build excellent working relationships

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 22 days holiday
  • Competitive contributory pension
  • Life assurance scheme funded by Karro

Proactive health and safety is a prerequisite to employment at Karro Foods. All roles have a responsibility to demonstrate commitment to the companies' health and safety goals, and as such it forms an essential component of all job descriptions, at all levels.

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,500 employees over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.

Karro is part of the Eight Fifty Group which with the acquisitions of Youngs and Greenland Seafood is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses, with sites across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and France and sales of circa £1.9 billion.

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