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Shift based multi skilled maintenance engineer (24/7 shifts)
Salary including shift allowance: £47,549.42 per annum.
As part of the Quintessential Brands Group, the name behind BLOOM, Opihr and Greenall’s gins, Dubliner Whiskey and Feeney’s Irish Cream as well as an extensive portfolio of retailer and own brand spirits, G&J Distillers is the world's foremost gin producer, proudly distilling for over 250 years through the craftsmanship of seven generations of master distillers, the custodians of our secret recipe. Founded in 1761 by Thomas Dakin, the forefather of English gin and our original master distiller, we have been at the forefront of British gin for gin lovers through the centuries. We are now looking for a Shift Maintenance Engineer who can help to ensure that our site continues to produce our award-winning gins.
A Flavour for the Job
Reporting to the Packaging Maintenance Manager, our new Engineer will be responsible for maintaining and repairing all types of plant within the bottling lines and distillery, using fault finding techniques and root cause analysis to not only provide timely solutions to make sure our site remains operational but also to identify opportunities for continuous improvement to processes and standards.
As well as reactive maintenance on high-speed bottling and packaging machines, you will also support in the completion of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedules, carrying out these schedules and planned work across various equipment including Filling, labelling, packaging and process equipment. As a technical expert you will also be key in supporting the bottling operation with machine changeovers and setting. This is a shift-based role so the successful candidate must be happy to take on a shifts.
Working safely is central to everything we do and, above all, you will be expected to maintain a high degree of both product and personal safety in accordance with HSE, EHO & HMRC requirements, ensuring adherence to all legislative requirements, helping us to instil a behavioural safety culture within our teams.
A Taste of the Business
We are a unique blend, an 11-year-old business with a 250 year heritage, a pioneering company with ambitions to grow and share our passion for spirits with generations to come. Joining QB (as we’re known to our friends) is a unique opportunity to roll your sleeves up, get stuck in and really help to shape the business as we expand. Are you up for the challenge?
A bit about you
The successful Maintenance Engineer will have extensive manufacturing experience, ideally within the food and drink industry, with a multi-skilled background and qualifications to NVQ/HNC level or equivalent. Experience in electrical control, PLC and automation systems would be an advantage.
Aside from the engineering skills, you’ll be an excellent communicator who is enthusiastic, positive, and able to explain technical solutions clearly and plainly to people who may not be from a technical background. You’ll enjoy working as part of a small team where you can develop your skills and coach and mentor your peers and others in the wider business.
The Essence of QB (The Benefits)
A competitive salary - £47,549.42
A flexible annualised hours pattern based on 12-hour continental shifts
Our Culture - The Essence of Quintessential Brands
We're an 'all hands on deck' kind of place where you'll have the opportunity to get involved in end to end projects, implement systems and process. We're fast, agile and entrepreneurial but, most importantly, our people are at the heart of what we do.
While we do work hard, we do it with a sense of fun, pride and passion that you won't find anywhere else.
Are you never shaken and very rarely stirred? More Cosmopolitan than Old Fashioned? Approach everything you do with a dash of creativity and a squeeze of positivity? Then we need you!
About Quintessential Brands Group
Established in 2011, Quintessential Brands Group is one of the most successful spirits companies to emerge from the UK in the last decade. The company offers a complete range of services and products to its customers across the world; producing and distributing some of the world's most-loved spirits brands, including Greenall's, the Original London Dry Gin, Opihr Spiced Gin and BLOOM Gin, as well as developing and producing some of the most commercially successful retailer brands of recent years for trade customers, and co-packing for some of the world’s most well-known spirits brands.
Recognised by the industry as International Spirits Challenge Gin Distiller of the Year five times in the last six years, Quintessential Brands is renowned for its unrivalled gin distilling capabilities heritage dating back to 1761 and is emerging as one of the most dynamic new entrants in the Irish whiskey market with the Dublin Liberties Distillery. With world-class product development and manufacturing at four world-class production sites across Europe and an award-winning premium brand portfolio comprised of English Gins, Irish Whiskeys, Irish Creams and Liqueurs, Quintessential Brands is committed to being the indispensable spirits partner of choice to its customers across the world, with customers and insights at the heart of everything we do.
Manufacturing·G&J Distillers (Warrington)
Shift based multi skilled maintenance engineer (24/7 shifts)
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