Vacancy details

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Kepak is one of the biggest meat producers in Europe with 15 manufacturing plants across Ireland and the UK. Meat craft, trusted quality and excellent service are the pillars of our proud heritage.

At Kepak our people are our pride, and believe that living the values day in day out, underpins our culture.




Reporting to:   Engineering Supervisor


Role Description: 

To maintain 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 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 reported back to your assigned supervisory engineer.
  • 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 BH including the engineering office and BH workshop
  • Carry out un-supervised maintenance on all Low skill - High frequency repetitive tasks assigned to you in the Boning Hall (BH) and Slaughter Lines (SL) and BH / SL Workshop.




  • Injuries and accidents
  • Near miss reporting
  • PPM completion
  • Cost control
  • Utilization of CMMS system (Piranha)


Key Tasks (Maintenance & Repairs):


  • Hook Return Line Maintenance
  • Hook maintenance
  • Dressing Chain Inspections
  • Whizzer Maintenance
  • General Repairs across Slaughter and Boning
  • Repair and maintenance of cutting saws
  • Repair and maintenance of hock cutters


Other Duties:


  • 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.


Personal Profile:


You will be expected to work on a specific list of equipment carrying out both supervised reactive and planned preventative maintenance.

You will be expected to fault find under supervision of a qualified engineer. You will possess good analytical skills with the ability to break down and solve problems in a logical and structured manner.

You will have the ability to work to your own initiative and as part of a team with monitored 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.





  • FMCG experience
  • Mechanical Engineering Experience
  • Good trouble shooting and fault-finding diagnostics and resolution experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate team skills with a positive attitude and professional approach



Registered on a Multi-skilled apprenticeship


Competency & Behaviour:


  • The effective use of self-confidence and persuasion are important characteristics demanded by this position.
  • The ability to form friendly and trusting relationships will play an important role.
  • A thorough, disciplined and detailed style is vital for those people seeking to occupy this post.
  • The logical and detailed analysis of data and processes is likely to be a key component.
  • Being a perfectionist and complying with clearly defined rules and regulations will enable the incumbent to operate effectively within this role.
  • Modesty, caution, self-control and a non-aggressive style will be preferred traits.
  • The ability to demonstrate flexibility in approach and an anxiety to complete assignments on time are important factors for success.