Electrical / Mechanical Engineer

Job type: Permanent Salary: £37,000 per annum Location: PE15 0BA, Cambridgeshire
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About this role

Document Type: Job Description Ref: Title: Electrical / Mechanical Engineer 

Hours of Work: 40 hours + call out on rota + needs of the business
Salary: 37.000
Overall Purpose of the Role:
The engineering team are responsible for the maintenance and repair of Production machinery, AD process equipment, water treatment plant, buildings and site civils. They are also charged with monitoring the performance of the AD process by interpreting data from SCADA e.g., methane/H2S content, tank foaming etc and taking the necessary action. The individual working within the team of engineers need to ensure:

  • Adherence to safe working practices
  • Timely response to breakdowns
  • High quality of maintenance and repair
  • A proactive approach to improving machinery efficiency and effectiveness
  • Out of hours engineering support (that include weekends) is detailed in the call-out rota

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Adhere to the Site Health & Safety policy in all work activities
  • Completing Planned Maintenance tasks and recording of corrective actions on the computer-based Maintenance system
  • Ensuring that time keeping, and punctuality is maintained at an acceptable level.
  • Reaction to breakdowns ensuring quickest possible response and rectification
  • Organisation of maintenance and improvement works
  • Ensure all breakdowns are recorded along with the time and type
  • Ensure stock levels are maintained to a reasonable economic level, ensuring common failure parts are available by identifying parts required and upcoming issues are identified to the Engineering Leader
  • Supervise contractors ensuring safe systems of work are followed
  • Responsible for Pump repairs / refurbishment and any new installations and fabrications work
  • Completion of timely, accurate paperwork
  • Assistance with project work with Engineering Manager

Person specification

Relevant Engineering qualification (Electrical, Mechanical) and/or Experienced time served Engineer
Ability to read and interpret all Engineering Drawings
Development and Implementation of ‘Safe Welding ability Systems of Work’
Experienced in using Maintenance Management System
Directing and supervising of Contractors

Math ‘A’ level or Equivalent
English ‘A’ level or Equivalent 
Physics ‘A’ Level or Equivalent     
WAMITAB qualified
SAP qualified
Food industry experience 
Working knowledge of Steam Systems
Practical engineering experience on AD  plant 
Working knowledge of:

  • Pneumatic systems
  • Water treatment systems
  • PUWER 
  • Electricity at work Regs

Skills and aptitudes
Computer Literate
Motivated Self – Starter with good Communication skills
Work at heights
Ability to exert personal influence
Reliability, discretion, diplomatic manner and impartiality of judgment
Cultural Fit

Circumstances Duties outside of normal working hours. Travel - Driving licence for visits to suppliers/contractors etc. may be required

Outline of competencies

Job holder will be able to:
(a) adopt personal style to develop relationships with colleagues;
(b) share information with colleagues;
(c) present self in a manner appropriate to the situation;
(d) obtain relevant information, analyse and maintain it in appropriate formats;
(e) refer decisions to others when appropriate;
(f) develop own knowledge of the organisation, its context and its services to fulfil objectives;
(g) develop new processes and practices to accommodate new objectives and technological developments;
(h) develop daily work plans for job objectives;
(i) keep people informed of progress on key tasks; and
(j) identify and highlight potential obstacles in achieving objectives and propose solutions where appropriate.


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