Advertising Salary
£47,187 - £51,905 per annum (DOE)
Advert Closing Date
05 Jul 2024

So, what will I be doing?

Our friendly and dedicated Engineering team at Yeo Valley Cannington are looking for a Skilled Engineer to join the team. You will be an experienced qualified engineer with a love for great food and looking to grow your career in at a fantastic food manufacturing site.
You'll be leading on, or heavily involved in any situation where people safety, business integrity, environmental impact or plant or assets may be adversely affected. You'll be an important part of the production process, responsible for the smooth operation of machinery and ensuring that production can be carried out in the most effective and efficient way. We’re on a journey, aspiring to become a truly world class Engineering team and your involvement will be integral in making it happen.  
The shift pattern for this role is 4 on 4 off, working 2 days and 2 nights. Shifts are between 7 and 7 each day. 
Responsibilities include:
  •    Using problem solving techniques to prevent, detect and eliminate faults, abnormalities and inefficiencies. 
  •     Proactive in the development and enhancement of kit and equipment performance and reliability.
  •     Demonstrable experience of RCM, CBM, FMEA, Siemens & Allen Bradley PLC knowledge.
  •     Providing specialist knowledge and insight for new and current technologies whilst developing the knowledge in colleagues and wider teams.
  •     Delivering high standards of asset care through the application of best practice, developed knowledge and technical expertise.
  •     Driving continuous improvements to support sustainable operational performance.
  •     Management of site assets through effective use and interaction with the site CMMS, stores and administration functions to deliver Planned and Unplanned activities in a safe and timely manner.
  •     Ensure the safe working practices of all staff, contractors and visitors in line with company policies, procedures and legislative requirements.
  •     Maintain effective communication including timely escalation of appropriate information with department and site management teams.
  •     Actively participate in department and cross functional activity to deliver performance against set KPI targets to ensure all aspects of engineering are effective with clear actions and focused ownership to control and correct to root cause in a timely manner.

Sounds interesting, what do I need?


  • Apprenticeship or equivalent level of training in a single engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrable capability and application of engineering knowledge in applied skills
  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing/production environment
  • Proactive approach to asset care
  • Logical approach to fault finding 
  • Developed knowledge and application of RCM
  • Advanced Fault finding techniques
  • Developed knowledge of Condition Based Monitoring
  • Best Practice in asset care

Why should I join the family?

We’re independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UK’s major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including:

  • competitive holiday allowance
  • non-contributory pension scheme
  • life cover
  • healthcare cash back plan
  • cycle to work scheme
  • subsidised Yeo Valley products and services
  • preferential rates with our partners
  • learning and development opportunities; we’re committed to ensuring all of our employees have the chance to grow

Our closing dates are a guide for when the application window should close, although we may close the advert sooner if we can. So, we recommend you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this moment in time.

Please note that Yeo Valley do not accept speculative agency applications; we will only accept applications from preferred suppliers that have been submitted to us via our recruitment portal at the point of instruction.

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