Advertising Salary
Advert Closing Date
31 Jan 2022

So, what will I be doing?

Are you looking for a career opportunity, somewhere you're valued and can work with a great team making amazing food products? Then come and join us at Yeo Valley, Crewkerne.

Following our recent structure changes and the implementation of our new personal development and career pathway programs, we are now looking for Skilled Engineers with a passion for providing effective preventative maintenance/asset care and a ‘what if’ focus on continuous improvement, who want to grow with us all the while being able to influence our business and our capabilities as we go on this journey together.

Day to day you'll be carrying out and improving planned preventative maintenance routines and reactive repairs to keep our equipment fully operational so we can deliver our amazing products to our customers.

Engineering Team opportunities – £37,000pa with career pathway development and potential to earn up to £43,000pa. 

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.  

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off;  4 days on, 4 off, 4 nights.  

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out both planned preventative and reactive maintenance on machinery and plant across our site in Crewkerne
  • Minimising down time and fault finding on a range of machinery in a fast paced and large-scale manufacturing environment
  • Assisting with root cause analysis, continuous improvement and general daily operational efficiencies
  • Assisting with project work as and when required, including the introduction of new plant and equipment

Sounds interesting, what do I need?

  • You'll need to have a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship or equivalent level Qualification
  • a pro-active approach to preventative maintenance/asset care and a logical approach to fault finding diagnostics
  • You'll want to learn and embrace Health & Safety and Quality requirements and standards
  • to be self-motivated and happy to work in a fast paced environment as a team player
  • a good communicator, engaging and inquisitive
  • prepared to work 12 hours in a factory environment. It can be physically and mentally challenging
  • Able to cope with lots of days off!! We work 4 on and 4 off, so you will only work half the year, and then get 22 days holiday as well

It would also be useful if you have...

  • Experience working in Food, Pharmaceutical or similar regulated and audited industries.
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience of RCM, FMEA methods and improvements.
  • Advanced Fault Finding and Root Cause experience and Multi-Disciplined capability
  • Allen Bradley PLC familiarity and confidence.
  • Experience of Automated processes and Equipment within FMCG environments
  • Improvement project leadership

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, plus bank holidays
  • 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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