Location:
Thrapston
Department:
Manufacturing
Salary Details:
Up to £30,000 depending on experience + excellent benefits
Shift Details:
6am - 2pm/ 2pm - 10pm
Job Type:
Permanent / Full Time
10 Oct 2022

About The Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and hard working individual to join our Thrapston Site as a Senior Technical Operator/Production Technician. You’ll be working as part of the production team to deliver high asset performance, so the site meets delivery of its manufacturing plans whilst still producing quality products for our customers.

You will be responsible for operating machinery, looking at yield, training colleagues, hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC’s, inverters and how to make the most out of the machinery to effectively produce our quality products. Our sites are ever-demanding, complex and in some cases operate 24 hours a day - so it's vital we have a strong team of colleagues who ensure our machines work to the best of their ability.

Training will be provided along with the opportunity to be supported through an apprenticeship to build a career within our manufacturing sites.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Asset care and fault finding to drive operational excellence
  • Identify solutions and design improvements that reduce possible failures
  • First fix on mechanical and electrical issues
  • Develop effective preventive maintenance plans to drive reliability
  • System set up and calibration to achieve optimum settings, minimise changeovers and maximise efficiency
  • Physically build up machines on production lines
  • Work with the operational and engineering team supporting projects, improving plant productivity and root cause breakdown analysis
  • Make changes to increase yield and provide raw materials at the right level to meet final pack specification
  • Review equipment stoppages working with the suppliers to recommend improvements to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) reducing rework
  • Utilise knowledge of products, linked to seasonal variations in crop to drive key decisions in line setup & robotics speeds
  • Build relationships and enhance cross functional working with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Coach, train and give understanding to production colleagues to achieve continual improvements in equipment knowledge/performance and develop technical skills
Why not take a look around one of our Manufacturing sites? Click here.

About You

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Technical engineering experience, preferably through an apprenticeship or NVQ in mechanical/electrical engineering
  • A broad knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical or electrical & PLC/inverter assets
  • Knowledge and competency to write Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Experience of engineering and fault finding from a FMCG or manufacturing environment (ideally the food industry)
  • Strong root cause analysis and understanding of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
Attributes:
  • Logical thinker, able to diagnose and fault find on a variety of equipment/situations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Quick decision making
  • A can do attitude and a strong work ethic

In return you'll get competitive pay rates, up to 6 weeks holiday (including bank holidays) and many benefits including a 15% discount card for you and 2 10% cards for friends or family members giving you up to 15% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer Cash Back Discounts, Retirement Saver, Free Life Assurance and much more.

About the site

About Us Description:
At Thrapston, we make products for 494 stores and for morrisons.com, which means preparing everything from apples, nuts, seeds, tomatoes, pears, citrus, melons & cucumbers - all to help #MakeGoodThingsHappen.

Our team of colleagues uses finger picking technology to get cases of fresh food ready for our stores and Morrisons.com every week.

About The Company

From a Bradford market stall to the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain and the UK's 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer.
 
We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK at just under 500 stores and an online home delivery service. Our 18 manufacturing sites provide our customers with the freshest produce from flowers, fish and veg to burgers and bread, all delivered to our stores via our 6 distribution sites by our 2,000 strong fleet.
 
Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and over 110,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. We cover more than 11 million households with our Morrisons.com service. With competitive, permanently low prices we are committed to helping our customers save money every day.
 
We are foodmakers and shopkeepers and #wemakemorrisons.
 
Why not hear what our teams about got to say about life here at Morrisons: Click here.

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