Electrical Engineer - Yatton, Somerset.

Position Overview:

Monday to Friday, across two shift patterns 6am until 2pm and 2pm until 10pm


Yatton, Somerset

Company Overview:

Pets Choice is a leading pet products manufacturer whose industry knowledge spans over 135 years. Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, the Pets Choice portfolio of brands offers a variety of products for pets and wild animals under its brands; Webbox, TastyBone, Meatiful, Spike’s World, Goodwyns, Davies, Oceanic and Vitakraft. Each brand offers a unique insight into animals from dogs to ducks and produces high-quality products that cater to a wide variety of consumer needs. As a trusted partner, Pets Choice provide private label goods including extruded food, wet food and retorted trays, and baked fresh meat treats. The business also offers additional services such as packaging design, fulfilment and logistics. With a broad range of capabilities and distribution channels worldwide, Pets Choice are proud to be a major supplier to the UK grocery, independents and pet speciality sectors.


Reporting to the Engineering Team Leader , you will work closely with the Factory manager and production asset cell leaders to ensure that machinery downtime is kept to a minimum and that all preventative maintenance is conducted in advance to avoid production disruption

  • Work as part of a small team of multi-disciplined engineers
  • Undertake PPM’s on equipment
  • Liaise with the Engineering Team Leader to ensure the supply of appropriate parts
  • Minimize the amount of downtime suffered by the site following machine breakdowns
  • Continually develop your skills and knowledge
  • Comply with all health, safety and environmental policies and procedures
  • Champion H&S matters as delegated by the Engineering Team Leader
  • Champion building maintenance as directed by the Engineering Team Leader
  • Mentor and coach other engineers to deliver a quality service to production
  • Provide key ‘process control’ fault finding, code diagnosis and general all-round PLC knowledge skills.

Key attributes and skills:

  • Strong Mechanical or Electrical knowledge and ability on Food processing machinery
  • Excellent process control knowledge. Able to fault diagnose multiple PLC platforms and generate and develop their own Code.
  • Competent in building electrical control systems from switchgear through to software implementation.
  • Engineering apprenticeship and associated qualifications such as BTEC ONC, HNC, HND in Electrical Engineering is essential
  • Ideally, IEE qualification up to 17th edition Wiring Regulations
  • Have a proven track record in an Engineering and fault-finding role gained from within a FMCG environment (Ideally Food or Pharmaceutical industry)
  • Have a good understanding of HACCP, COSHH and GMP principles
  • You will also possess excellent communication skills, demonstrate assertiveness and decision-making skills and have a positive attitude to your work.
  • Strong leadership and Team Development skills, high levels of energy and team engagement
  • Drive Root Cause Analysis and strive to prevent re-occurrence with counter measures
  • Multi-skilled in both electrical and mechanical engineering
  • CMMS experience and knowledge
  • Ability to deploy and execute the preventative maintenance strategy for the site.
  • Driven to deliver solutions, ideas and innovations in a positive and pragmatic way
  • Passionate about quality and best practice whilst driving continuous improvement
  • Working knowledge of internal H&S audits and processes

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your cv to recruitment@petschoice.co.uk