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Mechanical Bias Engineer – Weekend shift (6-month fixed term contract)

Contract Type
Full time
£843.11 per week
Llantarnam, Wales
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Feb 12 2024 12:00AM

Who are we ?

We are FBC UK, Fox's Burton's Companies! ……-And we bake the UK's most incredible biscuits (we might be slightly biased, but we will leave that for you to judge). 

FBC UK was a match made in heaven, with two of the top UK biscuits manufacturers (Burton's Biscuits and Fox's Biscuits) coming together to create one unique, integrated company. We are home to famous iconic brands, including Maryland, Fox's, Jammie Dodger & Rocky, to name just a few. We bake our incredible biscuits at eight bakeries across the UK, located at Ilse of Arran, Livingston, Blackpool, Llantarnam, Edinburgh, Kirkham, Batley & Dorset. We also have offices for our supporting services in St Albans, Liverpool and Moreton. Together, we employ circa 4,000 amazing employees across all our locations.  

We are currently the second biscuit manufacturer in the UK market with a strong ambition of becoming the number two biscuit manufacturer worldwide. Along with our fantastic brand portfolio, we also have long-term agreements to manufacture several sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Jacobs, and LU branded products. In addition, we are proud to be a strategic partner for many retailer-branded products.

Our employees make our business special. With strong family values, we believe FBC UK is a more prosperous and fun place to work with when people feel free to be themselves. We believe in the power of being authentic, entrepreneurial and supporting each whilst meeting our business goals. 

And don't forget… work hard but play harder!

What does your typical day look like?  

Provide a timely and effective Planned Maintenance engineering service to our customer in production whilst ensuring safety, quality and hygiene standards are met.


What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

•                Carry out planned maintenance activities as scheduled by the maintenance plan contained within the CMMS 

•                Attend and repair breakdowns as required, and report all actions carried out and any further actions required, via the CMMS

•                Report in a comprehensive manner via the CMMS, all work activities carried out on a daily/shift basis 

•                Be proactive in preventing equipment failures and improving overall equipment performance by generating and implementing ideas and modifications

•                Provide a service that meets agreed service levels, including minimising downtime and communicating effectively with relevant personnel

•                Provide a service that meets food safety standards, whilst maintaining standards of housekeeping and personal hygiene

•                Maintain and help improve health and safety standards and ensure that staff work in a safe environment by eliminating, minimising and controlling risks to themselves and others   

•                Cooperate with contractors and as far as is possible to ensure their adherence to site rules, health and safety and food safety standards

•                Undertake training as required to further enhance individual’s skills and knowledge so that the level of support to the front line operations remains effective and efficient

•                Train others so that they are able to carry out their expected work duties to the required standards

•                Identify performance issues and implement appropriate and pragmatic solutions through the use of problem solving skills, tools and techniques

•                Maximise the use of the labour and skills available by being flexible in terms of work allocation and scheduling within the team

•                In consultation with the appropriate personnel, be able to correctly prioritise the work load for the overall benefit of the site performance

•                Must be able to work to agreed deadlines where necessary

•                Must be willing to work under the guidance of departmental and site KPI’s to maximise business performance



Qualifications and Experience

•                Educated to ONC standard (or equivalent) or higher in mechanical engineering (and electrical if dual skilled)

•                Post apprenticeship, preferably in a high volume manufacturing environment (Food environment preferable)

•                A proven practitioner of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, problem solving and continuous improvement skills

•                Must have a proven ability in diagnostic fault finding under pressure of production

•                Familiar with TPM principles including 5S

•                Use of CMMS (computerised maintenance management systems) ideally SAP, but not essential

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.