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Maintenance Engineer

Permanent, Full Time Sandford, Somerset

Who are Thatchers Cider?

Established in 1904 by William John Thatcher, we have grown into one of the top cider-making businesses in the world. Now in our fourth generation of family cider makers, we’re exceptionally proud of our Somerset roots.

We’ve experienced tremendous growth through industry-leading levels of investment in our marketing, people development, innovative technology, and world-class cider mill. The best part? We’re just getting started.

Due to our continued success and site expansion, we’re now looking for a multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer to join our Engineering team, working across our production facilities on site, here at Myrtle Farm.

The Role – what you’ll be doing

Are you someone who enjoys fault finding and solving problems? Then working as a multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer here at Thatchers will be just the role for you! The role is all about improving efficiencies across our whole production site. No two days will be the same.

As a Maintenance Engineer here at Thatchers, you will carry out planned preventative maintenance tasks around the site to ensure all tasks are completed to a high standard. You will also be responsible for looking after sub-contractors on site, to ensure they meet our high standards. It goes without saying that you will work in accordance with our health and safety procedures.

Specifically, you will:

  • Undertake planned maintenance, liaising with production departments
  • Ensure that our machinery, systems, infrastructure, and equipment run optimally with minimal downtime
  • Provide rapid breakdown support
  • Diagnose faults and research solutions to stop re-occurring breakdowns
  • Establish different maintenance procedures and protocols
  • Conduct and oversee maintenance process audits

About You

The Thatchers team is action-orientated, adaptable and resourceful with high levels of resilience to compete in an exciting yet competitive marketplace. We work hard and, together, we achieve great things. We have a desire to learn, a thirst for knowledge and a passion for quality cider that customers enjoy across the world.

What will I need to join the team?

  • Experience with automated factory and planned maintenance systems
  • The ability to work well within a team and on your own
  • To be a proactive problem-solver with excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and willing to go the extra mile

If you have a desire to expand your skill set, you will discover an incredible environment where there is a thirst for knowledge. You will be provided with excellent ongoing training on our equipment, ensuring that you have the skills to further your career with us.

So, if you are eager to put your maintenance background to the test and possess automated factory and planned maintenance systems experience to enable you to support a market leader, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.

Other organisations may call this role Multiskilled Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Technician, Site Maintenance Engineer, Manufacturing Maintenance Engineer, Production Maintenance Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, or Production Engineer.

Webrecruit and Thatchers are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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