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Position Title: Maintenance Technical Trainer -Shift Multi-Skilled Engineer 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Wombourne 

Requisition ID: 25610 



There’s nothing beige about McCain…


Except our potatoes — and we’re extremely passionate about them. 

When you join McCain, you’ll be joining the biggest player in the frozen potato game, bringing people together around the nation for over 60 years by sharing simple, delicious planet friendly food.

We’ve partnered with thousands of the country’s supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, hospitals, and schools to change the way people see the humble spud. It’s all about elevation and creating something better. 

So, come and make your career at McCain Foods.


We are maintenance masterminds.




Our Engineering Technicians work as part of a multi-disciplined team carrying out first line maintenance tasks and improvements on equipment throughout the factory efficiently and effectively.  You’ll provide feedback on completed tasks into the engineering maintenance system to ensure equipment histories and costs are kept up to date and to enable follow up work to be identified and planned. You’ll also maintain all aspects of the plant relating to electrical, mechanical, control, and automation, to ensure reliability, integrity, and efficiency.



Reporting into the Maintenance Supervisor, you will also…


  • Complete designated tasks efficiently and effectively and to a high standard of quality
  • Consider all implications when carrying out designated tasks to minimise wasted time and materials
  • Have a “Fix it right, now” work ethic and use Root Cause Analysis to determine the underlying reasons behind problems and failures and act on the findings
  • Be observant at all times when in the plant and report any deficiencies that cannot be rectified by you to your Line Manager
  • Provide and implement ideas to improve manufacturing,  efficiency and equipment reliability
  • Work safely, with regard for your duty of care to yourself and to others who may be affected by your work.  Adhere to company policies and procedures at all times
  • Work in liaison with other departments as required and provide support and assistance where possible
  • Enter accurate, detailed feedback on all completed tasks into the CMMS on a daily basis
  • Work closely with your Line Manager to ensure the smooth execution of both day-to-day maintenance tasks and shutdown work
  • Ensure the upkeep and reliability of all plant and equipment in your shifts designated area by feeding back requirements to your Line Manager
  • To identify through knowledge and analysis, areas that will contribute to improved product quality or plant efficiency
  • Playing a pivotal role in communicating and co-ordinating the activities associated with change
  • Support the MDI initiative on site, and understand and implement the basic principles of lean manufacturing





It’s a given that you will have experience of working in a busy maintenance department, ideally within a food manufacturing department.


But you must also have the following…


  • Up to City & Guilds level 3 in relevant discipline
  • NVQ L3 or equivalent in relevant discipline
  • ONC or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Multi-skilled qualification in opposite discipline (NVQ L2 / City & Guilds)
  • Broad knowledge of modern maintenance techniques
  • Wide ranging knowledge of engineering practical fundamentals
  • ‘Allen Bradley’ / Rockwell Automation PLC / HMI / programming (Desirable)
  • Health and Safety - IOSH qualified (Desirable)
  • Managing safely and Intermediate food hygiene certificates (Desirable)
  • Practical engineering experience including legislation



What’s in it for you?


Although we do encourage you to taste the goods you’ll be pleased to know we don’t pay you in chips. For working hard, you’ll also get a great hourly rate and some pretty good benefits including:


  • An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay
  • Flexible holidays – where you can buy & sell up to 5 days holiday per year
  • Optional health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • ‘Chips In’ Volunteering Day Off - to make a positive impact to the competitiveness, resilience, and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe



You’ll be based at our Wombourne plant in Staffordshire. And together our small, but perfectly formed team of over 110 colleagues produce our famous (and well loved) potato Smiles as well as our pre-baked Jacket Spuds. 


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: GB Manufacturing & Supply Chain 
Department: ​Maintenance Eng ​
Location(s): GB - United Kingdom : England : Wombourne 

Company: McCain Foods (G.B.) Ltd 

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