R.C. Treatt & Co. Ltd Northern Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6NL

Full Time | Posted 20 days ago


Job title: Electrical Engineer
Reporting to: Team Leader
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hours: 40 hours per week

The Opportunity

As a Treatt Electrical Engineer you will be ensuring that our current and future business needs are met and will play a leading role in maintaining our day to day regulatory excellence whilst also working on projects that drive forward the bespoke and unique nature of our business.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavour and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.

On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.

We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:

“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita, Innovation Scientist

“Joining my close and supportive team was the most enjoyable way to gain more skills and increase my knowledge” – Ashley, Distillation Control Team Leader

“Treatt creates an environment to help you be the best you can, with no two days the same and opportunities always available to help you learn and develop. The people and the culture create a fantastic company to be part of” – Rebecca, Commercial Coordinator

What you’ll be doing

The responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to :

• General electrical engineering
• Conducting installations, repairs and preventive maintenance to property, facilities, production-based plant, equipment and control systems
• Ensuring availability and reliability of our Upper Tier CoMAH site
• Developing ideas into conceptual engineering designs from first principles
• Maintaining knowledge of common engineering materials and keeping up-to-date with latest technology
• Providing design solutions and coordinating the production of schemes, drawings and assemblies
• Producing specifications for tasks and functions
• Producing technical reports and studies
• Identifying and responding to task variations through formal change control
• Liaising with external contractors working on site
• Developing and maintaining electrical engineering procedures
• Acting in the best interests of the group at all times
• Providing out of hours support as and when required
• Performing other relevant tasks as may be required
• Ensure compliance of Site Systems, Instrumentation, Electrical and Control equipment to regulatory and site standards
• Contributing at a hands-on level to successfully deliver projects, including new product development, existing product development, cost reduction and product qualification
• Taking responsibility for delivery of multi-discipline work packages to programme, budget and required quality
• Specifying proprietary equipment for use in bespoke design systems
• Sign-off authorisation for electrical works on site
• Application of site SHE rules and policies
• Resource, workload and budget planning
• Apply working knowledge and experience in relevant EH&S issues as required by legislation (and applicable Directives).
• Establish the tasks needed to meet the project requirements in conjunction with your manager and provide cost/timescale information and subsequent progress reporting

What we’re looking for

The ideal candidate will have :
• Time served apprenticeship supported by relevant formal qualifications
• Minimum Level 3 City & Guilds / NVQ or equivalent in an electrical discipline
• Compliant with current IEE Regulations to 18th Edition (as amended)
• Preferably CompEx qualified
• A mechanical and/or electronic qualification would be advantageous
• Experience working in industrial/commercial environment
• Desirable to have experience
o Working in hazardous areas
o Working with and understanding of PLC (management and programming)
• Experience working with instrumentation, control and electrical systems
• Good working knowledge of Low Voltage systems
• Able to interpret and create P&ID / wiring diagrams, electrical drawings and schematics
• Ability to fault find, diagnose and repair whilst working on own initiative
• Able to understand, work to and have an input in the creation of Risk Assessments and Method statements
• Good understanding and maintenance of instrumentation (flow meters, analytical, ultrasonic, level and pressure instruments)
• Take responsibility for the co-ordination of contractor works conducted in compliance with Health & Safety
• Demonstrate a working knowledge in Microsoft Office software i.e. Word and Excel
• Aptitude and willingness for continued training and development

What we’ll do for you

We offer an excellent package which includes a competitive salary; a generous holiday entitlement as well as the opportunity to purchase additional holiday, we also offer a discretionary annual bonus, BUPA, pension scheme with 9% employer contribution, life assurance, group income protection, SAYE earn schemes and free shares.

With the encouragement and development you need, we help you to become your ultimate you. Beyond building a successful career, we also support the wishes and ambitions of our staff outside of the office in achieving a health work/life balance - the wellbeing of our staff is paramount to us, which we actively promote and support by regularly delivering a variety of wellbeing initiatives and offering responsibility based flexibility. There will also be opportunities to be actively involved in community and charity projects and to take part in numerous subsidised social events.

Polite Notice

We politely request that we are not contacted by any recruitment agencies. We have a preferred supplier list and high volumes of speculative calls from agencies negatively impact upon the efficiency of our business. Please help us to maintain the highest levels of customer service by respecting our wishes.