Vacancy details

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Reporting to:   Engineering Supervisor


Role Description:


To maintain the Site and Factory facilities, ensure uninterrupted continuous production and improve efficiencies safely through effectively implementing preventative maintenance schedules and responding in a timely manner to breakdown repairs.  Ensure continuous improvement methodologies are applied that improves the operational function.



  • To ensure supervision and safe operating procedures for visiting contractors
  • To maintain Health & Safety rules and regulations
  • To identify potential hazards / risks to the Health & Safety Manager / responsible person upon discovery
  • To ensure all PPM schedules are completed and developed using predictive and diagnostic maintenance techniques
  • To initiate improvement plans in a pragmatic and proactive manner.
  • To assist the engineering department in achieving its budget targets through the efficient use of materials and replacement parts.
  • To follow the correct accounting/authorisation process when ordering replacement parts.
  • Maintain and improve standards of hygiene and housekeeping in all areas of the factory including the engineering offices and workshop.
  • To undertake emergency breakdown repairs in a timely and efficient way on all equipment and assist across all site engineering issues when required.
  • To ensure you have received all the necessary training and development required to enable your function to be both successful and classed a competent.
  • To assist in the installation of new equipment to the site.


Key Tasks (Maintenance & Repairs):


  • Lighting
  • Plumbing water / effluent
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Installation
  • Power Sources and distribution equipment
  • Vacuum
  • Vacuum Installation
  • Daily site PPM
  • Site PPM
  • Plant Room inspections
  • Compressed Air systems
  • PLC’s/Inverters
  • Steam Systems
  • Conveyors
  • Gas
  • Gas Boilers



Other Duties:

  • Provide technical and behavioral coaching to peers, apprentices and front-line production colleagues
  • Be the technical resource for projects and technical specification’s
  • Transfer best practice to further the development and performance of the engineering function.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all Company policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other associated duties which may occasionally arise.


Personal Profile:

You will be expected to work on a wide variety of equipment carrying out both reactive and planned preventative maintenance ideally be from a food/FMCG environment.

You will be expected to fault find both mechanically and electrically with proven skills overlapping both areas. You will possess strong analytical skills with the ability to break down and solve complex problems in a logical and structured manner.

Time served, you will have the ability to work to your own initiative and as part of a team with minimal supervision.

With a real can do attitude you will bring your individual difference to Kepak St Merryn Meats Merthyr Tydfil, while appreciating the diversity within the team, you will pay meticulous attention to detail and be able to prioritise your work and deal with high pressure situations and ambiguous issues.

You will have a relentless pace in driving your personal development, whether that be further developing your technical expertise or wanting to progress into leadership or project management roles.