Multi Skilled Engineer

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 589022107-2
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: Ornua Co-operative Limited
  • Location: Ledbury, Herefordshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £38,500
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Engineering, Civil Engineering, Health and Safety, Marketing, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Job Description

Job Title: Multi-Skilled Engineer

Reports to: Lead Engineering Manager

Location: Hazel Park, Dymock Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2JQ

Hours: 3 shifts rotating, 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am (40 hours per week)

Salary £38,500 per annum

Benefits: Onsite Parking, 33 Days' Holiday, Matched Pension, Company Shop (offering discounts on products), Discount on Bikes and Tech Scheme, Confidential Employee Assist Programme + more

Subsidised employee transport service available with routes from Hereford to Ornua for only £2 per journey! Visit for more information. First 10 journeys free using promo code 'ORNUAFREE10'

Role Purpose:

To deliver an effective and timely engineering service to the business, ensuring full compliance with all legislative and company specific requirements for Health, Safety, Environment and Product Quality whilst delivering continual improvement of plant reliability and efficiency.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Adherence to safety standards and the culture of safety awareness
Issuing of permits as and when required
Happy to comply with ad-hoc duties and projects
Conduct fault finding to minimise downtime on equipment malfunctions, implementing suitable corrective actions in a timely manner
Undertake analysis of breakdowns on plant issues and component failures, implementing appropriate and timely corrective action.
Record all engineering activity on the CMMS SYSTEM (Pirana)
Complete all preventative and predictive maintenance work orders as detailed in the asset maintenance schedules & departmental workload plan
Recommend amendments to the asset maintenance schedules in light of inspection histories and operational experience
Identification and completion of remedial work
Responsible for the housekeeping of the Engineering Workshop and associated stores, documentation and tools
Support the Operations team with the timely delivery of product changeovers
Open up site and lock up when required

Key Challenges:

To continually seek to improve availability and up time of equipment
Develop and maintain relations with Maintenance engineering team, manufacturing, quality departments.
Ensure that the Engineering department is consistently audit ready

Key Requirements:

Recognised Engineering apprenticeship to a minimum of NVQ level 3 or equivalent
At least 3 years' experience within an FMCG environment, preferable food industry related
A methodical approach to fault finding to diagnose and repair faults on electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems in a timely manner
Basic fault-finding skills on instrumentation and control systems
Strong Electrical knowledge to include single and 3 phase.
Able to read and understand electrical drawings.
Knowledge TPM/Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques

Key Competencies:

WORKING TOGETHER: Encourages co-operation in own team and supports cross-functional working.

FORWARD-LOOKING: Helps others to accept change, implements change, and looks ahead to anticipate change.

OWNERSHIP: Clarifies accountabilities, overlaps, and gaps. Helps others remain motivated through difficult times.

CUSTOMER FOCUS: Advocates for the customer, balances customer and business needs, and spots opportunities for growth.

Company Background

About Ornua

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members; Ireland's dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers. It is Ireland's largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees. Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.

The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.

Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua's consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold Avantage, Forto, and BEO. Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world. Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.

Growth for Good

Ornua is the home of Irish dairy. Our cooperative ethos is at the heart of who we are and how we do business. Our global success would not be possible without the close collaboration, care, and commitment of our 2,400 strong team. Ornua cares about building sustainable livelihoods for all our people, who in turn care about driving sustainable profits for our co-op members and the Irish dairy farming families we proudly represent.

Ornua 2025 is our strategic plan that will help realise our vision for growth in the next five years. It outlines what we will do well, what we will do with the profits we generate, and what additional services we will provide to our members. We will be guided by 3 guiding principles; focus, simplicity and adding value to our volume and we will clearly define what market we will play in.

Together, we will grow for good - creating value for our Irish farming families and for our 2,400 strong, committed, and proud global team.