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Shift pattern: Monday to Friday 12 noon – 8pm

We are recruiting a shift engineer to join our site team in Coalville. Reporting to the senior engineer, the aim of this role is to maintain and repair all equipment in the relevant department. Responding to breakdowns in a timely and well prioritised manner whilst also maintaining a high level of food safety whilst working in production areas and adhering to strict hygiene and safety rules in order to avoid contamination.

Key responsibilities:

Typical activities may vary from week to week but will include:

  • Electrical fault finding and maintenance (PLC’s, inverters, stop/start control circuits)
  • Maintain and service temperature control equipment
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to the department
  • Being the ambassador for the site at all times, behaving in a professional and courteous manner with both internal and external customers
  • Undertake other jobs as reasonably requested within the scope of the job to improve the running of the department

Day to day maintenance of:

  • Slicing machines
  • Packaging machines
  • Retail machines (including labellers, pneumatics and steam and roast cookers)
  • This will include vacuum packing machines, vacuum pumps and film over-wrapping machines

 Preferred experience:

  • Electrical and mechanical multi-skilled engineering background ideally both with an electrical bias
  • Experience of working in the food industry
  • Relevant engineering qualifications – recognised apprenticeship, minimum NVQ or equivalent on the job experience
  • Experience of electrical fault finding and working with PLC’s
  • Ability to work unsupervised (although advice and guidance will be available where required)
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Self-motivated

 Proactive health and safety is a prerequisite to employment at Karro Foods. All roles have a responsibility to demonstrate commitment to the companies’ health and safety goals, and as such it forms an essential component of all job descriptions, at all levels

Benefits include:

  • Attractive and highly competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday per year (including public holidays)
  • Competitive contributory pension

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,500 employees over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.


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