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Date: 23-Nov-2021


Company: McCormick & Company

Maintenance Engineer



This is a great opportunity to join our team, bringing to life our future condiments manufacturing facility, located in Peterborough, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers.




  • Continuously assess company plant and equipment for efficiency, purpose and implement improvements so that output will be optimised, inform of non-compliances.
  • Use line monitoring, fault finding and problem-solving systems/techniques in order to maximise utilisation of all company plant and equipment, by minimising downtime through scheduled maintenance, and continuous improvement.
  • Help reduce the company’s "Carbon Footprint" by efficient utilisation of resources, i.e.: Energy Usage, Waste Disposal, etc.
  • Liaise and work closely with the production team enabling timely start-up of plant.
  • Work safely, complying with the obligations under Health and Safety regulations.
  • Study production schedules and estimates work hour requirements, for completion of job assignment.
  • Confer with other supervisors and technicians to coordinate activities.
  • Prepare estimates, requisitions, and inspection of equipment.
  • Manage small projects and assists with major projects.
  • Regularly carry out audits for compliance to AIB / EFSIS / GMP Standards.
  • Understand own responsibilities regarding food safety legislation, including HACCP, and carry them out consistently.
  • Work with Production and Quality teams to improve and develop operating practices to enhance product quality and customer service.
  • Ensure full compliance with Company Quality, Food Safety, Health & Safety and Environmental requirements.
  • Organise work activities to ensure the ‘Non-contamination’ of product.
  • Ensure the safety of our product is not compromised in any way.
  • Coordinate the activities of outside Engineers, Contractors and Vendors.
  • Complete all work undertaken, in a timely manner, and achieves deadlines.
  • Have a flexible attitude towards all Engineering duties including providing cover for other Engineering functions.




  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in relevant Engineering Discipline.
  • Working experience in food or consumer products industry, supported by a good track record of acquiring Engineering skills, continuous learning.
  • A good understanding of inter-discipline skills and multi-skilling.
  • A solid grounding in food handling safe practices.
  • An awareness of HACCP, PUWER, LOLA and COSHH.
  • Have a working knowledge of AC/DC drives and associated control equipment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills – ability to deal with both suppliers and internal customers.
  • PC literate (Experience of MS Word, Lotus Notes and Excel Spreadsheets).
  • Problem solving and fault-finding skills.
  • Able to interpret schematic diagrams.
  • Able to work on own initiative and highlight continuous Improvement opportunities.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude towards work and colleagues, able to work in a team.
  • Possess the energy and drive to get things done in a timely manner.