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Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Mid Wales

  • Reference: 382848
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £37,500 + shift premium + benefits
  • Location: Mid Wales


Nigel Wright are delighted to be working with Inspired Pet Nutrition -  a highly successful and growing manufacturer of leading pet foods. Privately owned and very ambitious, this inevitably creates an environment with a lot of pace, challenge and opportunities. IPN have two powerhouse brands in Harringtons and Wagg, with the former being the fastest growing brand in the pet food category in the UK. They are the number one manufacturer in the UK for dry dog food and are expanding fast into new categories, such as wet food, treats, cat and beyond. 

IPN have invested more than £55M in their supply chain facilities over the last fifteen years and have impressive facilities in Kinmel, North Wales and near Thirsk, North Yorkshire. They have a track record of doubling in size every five years, if you want to be instrumental in helping thme grow from £100M to beyond £200M then read on.


Inspired Pet Nutrition want to be a world class pet supplier, and you can be part of that!

The team are very focussed on performance – starting with safety and quality – and they pride themselves on getting things done. Employees are encouraged to freely challenge each other to see how they can do more and better. A friendly and supportive culture, it is clear that people working there enjoy what they do!

As a company, they are always striving for improvements and growth and need a driven individual that will drive improvement to help achieve their aim of being a world class pet food supplier. You must be a strong team player, good at building relationships and focussed on achieving results.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Diagnose mechanical and electrical breakdowns, assessing the best course of action and conducting a performance repair
  • Monitor all machines and ancillary plant during production
  • Follow preventative maintenance and liaise with Engineering Manager regarding spare parts requirements
  • Assist with installation work and give assistance to contractors, as and when required, ensuring that site standards are adhered to at all times
  • Carry out any repair or maintenance work that is required, whilst ensuring the area or workshop is left in a clean and safe condition.
  • Proactively identify ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness of repairs through modern lean thinking and techniques
  • Provide a detailed handover to the next shift ensuring all relevant information is passed on and understood

This role works on continental 12 hour shift patterns. 


In order to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Apprenticeship trained Engineer (Multi-skilled preferable)
  • Experience with equipment maintenance techniques, such as Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), and Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Techniques.
  • Experience in PLC fault finding using either Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi or Siemens PLC’s
  • Qualified to a minimum of HNC / HND
  • Previous Food manufacturing and FMCG experience will be an advantage but is not essential
  • Strong team player who can support your colleagues and get involved in various tasks
  • Understanding of HACCP and BRC standards

You must also be comfortable with working rotational shift patterns

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