PLC Engineer

Posted 14 March 2024
LocationSelby
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Engineering / Maintenance
Reference007303
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameSamantha Calvey
Expiry date 14 May 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?

We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.

Here at Selby we employ a team over 750 colleagues. A site steeped in history, we are the UK’s number one manufacturer of customer private label cooking sauces and pickles. We have been serving our customers out of our Selby site since 1914.

We produce more than 160 million units per year across 600 different product lines for customers such as Morrisons, Tesco & Asda.

What You'll Be Doing

We’re looking for someone to provide Electrical & Automation support to the factory engineering team. You will be responsible for supporting OMP activities to reduce unplanned stops, machinery safety, automation projects and process improvements. Other key day-to-day activities will be: 

  • Participate in Capital Investments projects in the factory, ensuring that the technical solution follows the required standards and is delivered with the expected quality, on time and in budget. 
  • Ensure process & equipment safety for people, products and environment and exhibit a zero-tolerance approach to unsafe situations. Participate in the implementation of engineering tools at site level. 
  • Ensure Electrical & Automation installations comply with factory / market safety, health, environment, product safety and product quality standards.  
  • Ensures that the key Electrical & Automation documentation is in place, up to date and routinely governed. 
  • The role will ask that you are able to provide a site wide support to production and engineering, utilising analytical tools to improve plant reliability in helping achieve plant objectives and maximise efficiency and minimise total cost. 
  • Assist with in root-cause analysis, implementing robust countermeasures. 
  • Coach and mentor the maintenance team members to develop their PLC and electrical capabilities. 
  • Electrical & Automation engineers play a key role in the continuous improvement of our factories through mastering the process and product characteristics. Implement performance improvement projects as identified by the teams. 

Shift Pattern: 5 over 7 (mainly Monday to Friday), days position

What We're Looking For

To be successful in this key role we expect you to ideally have experience working in a FMCG manufacturing maintenance environment and have strong service orientation amongst internal stakeholders with lots of proactive initiative and attention to detail.     Other key attributes we are looking for are: 

  • Electrical and/or Automation engineering degree or equivalent 

  • Experience required in Electricity, Process Control, Instrumentation and PLC/HMI programming. 

  • Experience on PLC systems, ideally Rockwell. 

  • Experience in SCADA Systems, IO servers, HMI, Historians would be advantageous. 

  • Exposure to TPM, preventive maintenance planning and/or maintenance execution desired but not required. 

We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity.

What You'll Get in Return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.