Engineering Technician – Full Time – Bristol

  • Permanent
  • Bristol
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Address Region: Bristol (County)
  • Salary: £NEG


Requisition ID 23560 
Position Type FT Permanent 
Recruiter #LI-RB1 
Posting Type LI 

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it’s how we’ve become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it’s building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 25,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

We are looking to recruit Engineering Technicians to join our engineering team at our site in Portbury.

You will be required to work shifts 4 on 4 off, days and nights

Key responsibilities

Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety.  Ensures all works undertaken during maintenance activities performed does not breach the appropriate health and safety standards and where necessary will assist others and/or report safety breeches.

Responsible for ensuring an up to date knowledge of Kerry policies, regional, national and local legislative requirements necessary in performing the tasks associated with the role of maintenance engineer.

Participates in process and equipment risk assessments and HACCP studies as necessary


Leads or assists in the troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance of electro-mechanical food manufacturing equipment or processes containing pneumatic, hydraulic, instrumentation, PLC and/or scada-control systems

Leads or assists in the troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance of facilities plant and services, including but not limited to compressed air, refrigeration and steam.

To be observant & work off your own initiative when a fault is detected & to take decisive action to effect immediate repair or seek further assistance or support.

Participates in cross functional teams to implement continuous improvement initiatives to reduce cost per tonne

Provides recommendations for improvement to the maintenance plans and/or equipment to eliminate downtime and waste, improving overall plant efficiency.  

Work with equipment suppliers or contractors on new equipment and installations and modifications as requested.


Provide mentoring and coaching to other engineers and/or apprentices


 Update the maintenance management system (SAP PM or other), record all works performed, stores transactions made and all changes/modifications made to equipment/systems.

Carry out the work schedule issued each week, completing the work as prioritised to confirmation within the CMMS system.


Where necessary supports the planner/scheduler in specifying job plans for efficient execution.

Maintains and reports updates and changes to process control and /or documentation including drawings, programs, I/O lists, and databases. All changes to be logs such changes in the CMMS.


Participates in process and equipment risk assessments when requested in order to optimise engineering design, hygienic design, personnel safety, environmental and quality compliance.

Qualifications and skills

A relevant Electrical, Mechanical, Control & Instrumentation trade qualification, diploma or degree.

3+ years within a manufacturing environment, food industry knowledge is a distinct advantage.

Positive mindset, can-do attitude, flexible and open to change

Excellent troubleshooting and technical analysis ability, proficient in report writing.

Knowledgeable in Maintenance best practice and CMMS systems

Strong computer skills in Microsoft programs Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Fully proficient in interpreting CAD drawings for electrical, mechanical and facilities applications.

Excellent organisation skills

Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating the value of technical record keeping and the expanded use of this information.

Salary: £NEG

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Bristol

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