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Production Maintenance Engineer

Barfoots of Botley
Full Time
Job Type
Competitive (£)
Closing Date

A great opportunity for an experienced Mechanical or Electrical Engineer to join our busy Production Engineering Support Team. Applications are welcome from individuals who can demonstrate previous production or FMCG experience, although transferable skills from alternative industries will be considered.

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About Us

Growing is in our nature. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops.

Today, we’re a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.

Supplying our premium produce to some of the UK’s leading retailers and restaurants, we are very proud of what we do and how we do it. With our impressive green credentials, we truly are committed to sustainability, demonstrating continued investment in the latest technologies to help maintain our carbon neutral footprint.

The Role

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Engineer to join our busy, multi-site engineering department.

To enable us to continue meeting high industry demands and in order to maintain and exceed the highest levels of quality and customer service expected, we are keen to hear from suitably skilled and experienced engineering professionals who may be interested in joining our team.

The purpose of this role is to ensure that the production plant, services and facilities are all maintained and improved by way of pre-planned and reactive maintenance. By providing an efficient and cost effective level of service to all areas of business, utilising external contractors only where appropriate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Month on month improvements in PPM schedule
  • To focus on internal and external customer satisfaction
  • Maximum equipment uptime and availability
  • Improvement suggestions regularly reviewed, analysed and implemented where appropriate
  • Maintain and record spares usage and request replenishment in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all work is correctly logged and signed off when completed on agility
  • Ensure equipment is maintained to a high standard
  • Team skills fully developed to allow cross functional working, ensuring continuous cover
  • Promote a positive safety culture

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified Mechanical or Electrical Engineer
  • Capable of quickly identifying and efficiently resolving mechanical and/or electrical faults
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and use own initiative
  • Troubleshooting electrical control panels, changing out relays and contactors

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Capable of working on invertors, PLC system
  • Carry out effective RCAs
  • Develop effective PPMs
  • Experience of working within a FMCG / Fresh food manufacturing

Support & Development

Internal progression is strongly encouraged and Barfoots are committed to assisting with professional development and supporting training opportunities wherever appropriate.

Why work for Barfoots?

  • Investors In People Silver Award status.
  • Company pension scheme
  • Development opportunities
  • Discounted leisure membership
  • Discounted vegetable box scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Childcare Vouchers.
  • Approved training centre for Highfield qualifications.
  • Rapidly growing company.
  • Committed to Sustainability


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