Company perspective and background
Puratos Fourayes is an exciting new venture. Puratos has been developing innovative products for the bakery industry since 1919 and has recently acquired Fourayes, the UK’s number one grower and processor of fruit. We’re looking for someone with a passion for making things happen, real enthusiasm for the food industry, as well as a strong desire to be part of cross functional teams.
The Puratos Group’s annual turnover now exceeds €2 billion and the Fourayes acquisition is key part of our ambitious growth strategy to reach €5 billion by 2030. We aim to reach this with the creation of innovative food solutions that promote health & well-being and steadily move businesses, customers, people, and the planet forward.
The role of the Engineer Mate is to ensure a highly professional service is provided to all its internal and external stakeholders.
Key Responsibilities & Skills
To undertake essential maintenance works, both planned and reactive with fault finding and fault diagnosis that are required to allow production to run and downtime to be minimised in a fast-paced production / manufacturing environment.
- To ensure that all plant and machinery is maintained in good safe and efficient working order at all times.
- To ensure that all site services and facilities are maintained in good safe and efficient working order at all times.
- To work as part of a team sharing knowledge and ideas to improve processes and production techniques.
- To meet and exceed departmental KPI’s and targets.
- To maintain a positive working atmosphere is maintained.
- To work safely at all times making sure that your actions to not cause harm to yourself or others.
- To Adhere to company policies and procedures
Education and Qualifications
To carry out this role successfully the individual must be willing to learn and be interested in obtaining a recognised engineering qualification with support from the company. Ideally will have experience of working in a food manufacturing / processing environment with the ability to communicate at all levels
Must be able to work to current health and safety requirements and use relevant permits to work where necessary.
This is a permanent position with immediate start preferred. Working hours will require a fair degree of flexibility based on a two-shift system: 06.00 – 14.00 / 14.00 – 22.00. Currently, there is no night shift, but applicants should be aware that this may become a requirement in the future as shift patterns develop in line with company success.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet, cold and or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. There is an amount of walking, standing, and sitting involved. The noise levels have been assessed across the plant and some areas are mandatory hearing protection
Please complete the Summary Application Form and send it, together with a copy of your CV, to Hannah Wisbey at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can post the completed form and a copy of your CV to J Williams, Fourayes Farm Ltd, Bicknor, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME9 8BJ
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application please email or call on 01622 884230
Put your name down for the Bramley Apple Picking team every Autumn
If you don’t work all week in the factory then you can join the picking team in September & early October. Current rate is £15 per bin for the 1st pick. Also great if you are student looking for holiday work.