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Multi-Skilled Lead Operations Engineer


Andover, HAM, GB, SP11 8EZ

Req ID:  24738

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


As a major food Manufacturing Company your role as Multi–Skilled Lead operations Engineer you will have a hands on approach carrying out breakdowns, planned maintenance and project work. Reporting to the TBC you will already be in an Modern and highly automated environment within the food industry.


Key relationships: Operations, Technical, Logistic, Facilities and Hygiene teams


The hours for this role are 6-14/14-22 on a rotating basis


  • Adherence with all Company Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) policies and procedures. To ensure full co-operation in all aspects of HSE and to act positively on any failings or weaknesses in our systems or procedures, identified by yourself or brought to your attention.
  • Ensure that all working practices comply with Health & Safety legislation, industry standards and RICH procedures. A focus and drive of zero LTIs.
  • Ensure quality and compliance standards are exceeded by you and your team through good practices to include Safety, Quality and Technical legal and legislative requirements.
  • Responsible for continuously striving to improve OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) by efficiently and effectively reducing breakdowns of factory machinery
  • Through submitting continuous improvement ideas i.e. plan, implement and review with the focus of reducing down time on machinery and reducing waste
  • Ensuring accurate data input and recording of all related data bases to aide in detailed analyses for focused improvements and ensure legal compliances and team personnel records are maintained.
  • Maintain the asset and planned maintenance system improving the processes and procedures as the system evolves.
  • Ability to lead and develop a small team of Multi-skilled engineers, ensuring they receive communication and training.
  • Be able to monitor team performance and carry out performance review of team members
  • To ensure that communication and working relationships are of the highest standard preventing conflict and confusion between production staff, engineering, technical and hygiene teams
  • Monitor and communicate the performance of the planned maintenance system with regard to downtime recording accuracy and maintenance compliance
  • To work directly with the required functions and departments to ensure all equipment and processes are developed efficiently and in accordance with all relevant process. Operational performance KPIs will determine the success of improvements.
  • Promote Design for Manufacture in equipment, modifications and  product design.
  • Manage small capital projects from concept and financial justification through to approval and implementation. Ensuring that risks are mitigated.
  • Ensure the continuity of locally supplied spares through the interaction and collaboration with all functions. Actively source alternative suppliers and parts, while maintaining and improving production efficiency
  • Seek to obtain the best possible financial advantage for the company through active supplier liaison and ‘best price’ philosophy.
  • Actively monitor and control the Inventory stock levels continually seeking to reduce waste.
  • Seek to investigate innovative methods of improving the performance of the RICH technology, site and energy savings through break through thinking and application of innovative preventative maintenance techniques.
  • Actively seek to broaden your Engineering and Operational knowledge and skill base and filter this knowledge through the organisation.
  • Supporting and action of “Root cause” activities in problem solving and process improvement whilst coaching teams on required methods of problem solving.
  • Ensure that the maximum optimisation of machines is achieved through engineering CI and the reduction in breakdowns and minor stoppages.
  • Support and deliver Autonomous Maintenance.
  • Work cross functionally with teams in the organisation to identify and systematically solve problems, share knowledge to build on the RICH values and the Engineering/manufacturing strategic plan.
  • Ensure that production specifications and quality standards are adhered to.



AT least 5 years’ Experience of leading small teams within an FMCG / Fresh Produce / Food environment

Strong Electrical/Mechanical/Pneumatic understanding with ability to ensure full RCAs.

Clearly evidenced use of CI and lean principles to implement improvements.

Management of small development projects.

Able to read and update Electrical/Mechanical drawings.

Work within all necessary H&S legislation (e.g. LOLER, PUWER, PAT testing, Electricity @ works regulations, COSHH.

Completed a recognised training programme e.g. apprenticeship or graduate scheme


Level 3 certification in leadership

Trained in 17th Edition IEE regulations.

PLC technology and programming.

IOSH with expertise in permits, guarding, isolation

PLC (Siemens/Mitsubishi)

Rich Products Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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