Multi-skilled Engineer - Blackburn

Position Overview:

As a Multi Skilled Engineer you will be required to work closely with the production team maintaining and servicing all processing machinery across two sites to ensure that machinery downtime is kept to a minimum and that all preventative maintenance is conducted in advance to avoid production disruption. You will need to have worked in a similar manufacturing environment and be able to carry out preventative maintenance, fault finding and deal with machine down-time efficiently.

All candidates must be currently eligible to both live and work in the United Kingdom.


Blackburn, Lancashire

Company Overview:

Pets Choice is a leading pet food 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.

The candidate will rotate as part of a multi-disciplinary team working seven days a week across both day and night shifts. Excellent communication skills are a must as well as a flexible and proactive approach to ensure the needs of the business are met.


  • As a Multi Skilled Engineer, you will work collaboratively within the engineering team
  • You’ll action any repairs and ensure that all measures taken are recorded so recurrent faults can be recognised
  • You will be involved in electrical and mechanical proactive and reactive maintenance
  • You will carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • You will provide assistance in troubleshooting and identification of equipment problems.
  • You will maintain a relationship with operators to foster a good team environment when working on the equipment.
  • You will be able to write SOP’s and other technical documents in support of the engineering department as well as the end users.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and practices.
  • Conforming to company health and safety procedures and policies.

Key attributes and skills:

  • Must be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Time served engineering apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • ONC/HNC in engineering or equivalent.
  • Good experience and able to demonstrate a methodical approach to fault finding, including PLC’s
  • Excellent I.T Skills
  • The successful candidate will hold a strong engineering background, ideally electrically bias with mechanical skills.
  • Conversant with Health & Safety rules, regulations and best practices.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and concisely record information
  • Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics.

When applying applicants should provide a covering letter detailing their salary expectations and availability to commence work.


Permanent / Full Time                              

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off - rotating across day and night shifts (no Saturday PM working)

The package on offer comprises of a competitive salary based on experience. 

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