Continental Engineer / Electrical Engineer /Mechanical Engineer

Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
£34000 - £36000 per annum
05 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Alanna Doyle
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Continental Engineer

Location: Sutton, Ely

Salary: £34,000 (£36,000 once deemed competent on machines)

Hours: Your hours of work will be 42.875 hours per week, to be worked on the Continental Shift. 4 days on/4 days off/4 nights on) 0600-1800 Days / 1800-0600 Nights

The company was founded in 1969 and today holds a position as European market leader in innovative plastics packaging solutions for the food industry. During this time, we have specialised in innovative and optimised packaging solutions for ready meals, fresh meat and cold foods and snacks. The company holds an unrivalled position as a strong, international player. The company's headquarters is located in Holstebro and they employ more than 1100 people spread across seven production sites in Denmark, UK, Czech Republic and Spain, as well as multiple sales offices covering all of Europe.

Job Role:

The purpose of the role is to support the maintenance of all plant and equipment on site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the Extrusion machines effectively to the required optimum operating standards to ensure minimal downtime.
  • Support and work in line with the engineering planned maintenance schedule, and with the continual improvement process.
  • Maintain the thermoforming machines, equipment and plant to the required optimum operating standards.
  • Diagnose report and resolve any machine, plant and equipment deficiencies.
  • Respond to breakdowns across the business as required.
  • Work with the Process Engineering Manager with regard to business / engineering priorities.
  • Work with the function area supervisors to understand concerns over machine performance and address accordingly.
  • Liaise effectively with the engineering stores to maintain stock levels of parts to ensure key equipment can be continually maintained.
  • Work flexible across both sites.
  • Support the installation of plant and equipment when required.
  • With the role you will be required to work at height, within confined spaces and with heavy equipment / parts

Key Requirements:

  • Good physical fitness & upper body movement due to manual handling
  • The role requires candidates to work shifts, including nights
  • Environment - working outside in all conditions

Person Specification:


  • Qualified Electrical / Mechanical Engineer or Technician

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven track record of engineering skills and ability
  • Basic IT skills
  • Communication skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Pro Active & Positive
  • Can-do Approach

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Candidates with the relevant job titles and experience of; Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Support, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Repairs Technician, Continental Engineer may also be considered for this role.