Multi Skilled Engineer

Location: Folkestone  |  Kent  |  England
Sector: Life Sciences
Consultant: Stewart McGrath
Job Reference: HQ00000301
Salary: £37000 - £37000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

We are currently looking for a Multi Skilled Engineer to join our Engineering team. The ideal candidate must have both an Electrical and Mechanical background and experience of working on high speed lines in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods business. As part of this role you will be required to work a shift pattern of 12 hours rotating between 6am – 6pm or 6pm to 6am on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern.

Key Responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all production & plant equipment whilst driving efficiencies through continuous improvement activities.
  • Execute maintenance procedures and prioritise all work in line with plant needs and production availability.
  • Complete regular checks and testing on all plant to ensure they are operating within specification.(recorded appropriately)
  • Ensure that Health and Safety and Quality procedures are followed, ensuring that standards are maintained i.e. work in a tidy, clean, safe, structured and professional manner.
  • Comply with all Corporate, Health and Safety and Environmental rules, standards and legislation (including 17th edition IEE Wiring Regulations for multi-skilled).

Skills and competencies required for this role:


  • Extensive experience of working in an automated FMCG environment
  • Extensive experience of working with processing and packaging machinery
  • Mechanical qualification City & Guilds or NVQ L3 equivalent
  • Electrical qualification City & Guilds or NVQ L3 equivalent
  • 17th Edition electrical qualification
  • Experience of troubleshooting and resolving PLC & Robotic issues
  • Detailed experience of carrying out reactive, planned, preventative and predictive maintenance
  • Working knowledge of leading continuous improvement and SMED projects
  • Knowledge of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)


  • Can do approach to problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage self and time
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of staff and contractors within the business
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Detailed problem solving abilities and experience of formal problem solving techniques
  • Basic Lean Six Sigma qualifications (yellow or ideally green belt)