Reliability Improvement Engineer

Posted 29 May 2024
Job type Fixed-Term - Full Time
Discipline Engineering / Maintenance
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameSamantha Calvey
Expiry date 28 June 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.


This role is a 6 month Fixed-Term Contract.


What you'll be doing


As Reliability Improvement Engineer you will lead the site equipment reliability improvement strategy by identifying and managing current and future asset reliability risks by developing relevant improvement plans and driving the completion of effective maintenance activities.

  • Manage the equipment criticality assessment of the asset footprint in terms of business risk (HSE, food safety, productivity loss etc.) to prioritise areas for improvement
  • Provide data analysis for repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations to inform the development of structured, visible corrective action plans
  • Facilitate reliability workshops to define / review the preventive maintenance (PM) plan systematically and periodically for all assets to ensure all relevant colleagues understand PM plans and standard operating procedures and incorporate them into their daily activities
  • Analyse the life-cycle cost of maintaining the asset portfolio versus the cost of repair and create an appropriate plan to prioritise efforts
  • Identify and maintain a risk register for key assets to feed the need for repair or replacement projects to be included into the annual Capital Plan
  • Develop detailed criticality analysis on spares, forecasting spares requirements and adapting stock levels to optimise the balance between the MTTR (the effect of a failure) and the cost of spare parts
  • Act as a guide and trainer to other members of the maintenance team to support the uptake and adoption of the use of CMMS across the facility
  • Ensure that there is effective utilisation of predictive/condition based methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems

Monday - Friday


What we're looking for

  • Knowledge and experience of full asset care strategies and processes (including maintenance workflow, reliability, failure reduction, FMEA, TPM etc) and ability to define strategy based on business needs
  • Experience and knowledge of reliability performance indicators, OEE, MTBF, MTTR, failures rates etc.
  • Experience and knowledge of leading manufacturing excellence preferably in an FMCG environment
  • Experience with effective and successful problem solving – demonstrates the ability to think through problems, undertake appropriate analysis and take effective actions in relation to safety and reliability
  • Keeps up-to-speed with industry advances in the tools and techniques relating to reliability approaches
  • Experience mentoring junior members of a team and influencing/promoting across the engineering and manufacturing organisation the link between reliability and business performance
  • Capacity to develop tools and conduct analysis in in Excel
  • Has experience working with computers – specifically a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Has experience with defining and deploying CMMS across multiple sites

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.