R.C. Treatt & Co. Ltd Skyliner Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7FR

Full Time | Posted 24 days ago


Job title: Mechanical Engineer
Reporting to: Asset Care Manager
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hours: 40 hours per week

The Opportunity

As a Treatt Mechanical engineer, you will be conducting installations, repairs and preventive maintenance to production-based plant, equipment and control systems ensuring that the manufacturing team achieve 100% compliance to the production plan by minimising engineering downtime.
This role is a Monday to Friday, 08.00 to 17.00 but could change to a shift role in the future. The role also requires monthly on-call responsibility on a rotational basis with the other members of the Engineering Team.

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 400 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, Quality Analyst

“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, Customer Care Team Leader

What you’ll be doing

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

• Conducting installations, repairs and preventive maintenance to production-based plant, equipment and control systems with a Mechanical bias.
• Able to fault find at pace to quickly identify the reason for the failure and put a plan in place to recover.
• Lead safe working practices by always using the associated safe systems of work.
• Produce risk assessments and method statements for associated tasks.
• Fully use the Asset Care/CMMS system for the scheduling and recording of all work.
• Build relationship with Production staff to work as one team to achieve the KPIs.
• Able to identify and implement controlled changes to improve performance overall plant efficiency and production capacities.
• Use best practice methods to identify root causes and lead the resolution of equipment issues.
• Lead installation tasks.
• Develop and maintain engineering procedures.
• Diagnosis of machine and process faults including process equipment, pumps, valves etc
• Carry out daily checks on plant and machinery to ensure correct operation.
• Share best practise with other engineers and the operations team.
• Provide out of hours support on a rolling schedule.
• Work alongside and supervise external contractors, ensuring they work safely in line with site standards.
• Ensure compliance of Site Systems
• Contributing at a hands-on level to successfully deliver projects, including new product development, existing product development, cost reduction and product qualification
• Producing technical reports and studies

What we’re looking for

If you have a genuine passion for what you do and want to work in an environment that celebrates progress, teamwork and dedication, you’re what we’re after.

Ideally you will have a minimum of Level 3 City & Guilds/NVQ or equivalent. CompEx qualified (EX11), permit to work training, and a health and safety qualification such as IOSH working safely would also be advantageous.

In addition, we are looking for the following skills and experience:
• Experience working in industrial/commercial environment
• Desirable to have experience working in hazardous areas
• Able to interpret and create P&ID and schematics
• Ability to fault find, diagnose, and repair whilst working on own initiative
• Experience and knowledge of Nematic systems
• Working knowledge of diaphragm pumps, centrifugal pumps valves and actuators
• Ability to fault find and carry out mechanical repairs on a range of mechanical equipment (motors, pumps, valves)
• Able to understand, work to and have an input in the creation of Risk Assessments and Method statements
• Good understanding and maintenance of
• 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 medical and dental schemes, pension scheme with 9% employer contribution, life assurance, group income protection, SAYE 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.