Job DescriptionThe role: The Plant Technical Expert, reporting to the Packaging Reliability & Maintenance Manager, will be an integral member of a multi-skilled team responsible for consistent professional delivery of effective and efficient maintenance in order to maximize equipment availability and uptime on a specific machine(s) across multiple lines. The PTE will be responsible for continuous improvement of routine maintenance and inspection, troubleshooting, fault diagnosis/rectification on specific automated & PLC controlled equipment and automated packing machinery. BBG are looking for an ambitious Plant Technical Expert who is hungry for success and will help the Samlesbury Brewery continue to grow. Working in a positive and challenge focused environment, you’ll be part of a proud but humble team who will help you achieve your goals. How you’ll help us brew our famous beers: Be an active member of the Packaging department working alongside Machine Operators and Technical Engineers to ensure departmental KPI's are achieved and to develop and implement a strategy to optimise the reliability and efficiency on specific machines To manage own working hours in line with departmental priorities and by request of the Reliability Manager To spend majority of time on the shop floor monitoring the line/equipment and challenging reliability performance of the machines To spend majority of time on the shop floor upskilling Operators and technicians To execute all activities in compliance with safety standards and guidelines to ensure his/her and colleagues safety To execute planned corrective and preventative maintenance schedules that have been allocated to the PTE To reviews and validate standards (SOPs, CILs, SWIs) for Autonomous Teams where required To be the expert response breakdowns when escalated by the Line Owner or Reliability Manager To be hands on in ATO deep cleaning and tagging exercises To create documents to support training of both operators and Packaging Technicians To collaborate on ATO implementation, developing the operator & technician skill sets through training and coaching To collaborate with Reliability Managers, Line Owners and FLMs in creating optimal SKAP training documents Implementation of machine specific GOPs (i.e.: One Stop Shop GOP) To be actively involved in reviewing the 5Y and feedback to the authors to help improve the quality of RCA and knowledge of the shop floor To participate in equipment reliability events, this will include PM, CIL and SOP reviews Collaborates with the maintenance planner to ensure that long term and medium term plans are in place for their line/equipment To work with the Maintenance planner to identify parts required to be staged to allow the storeman to stage the parts as and when required To audit and support actions to improve and sustain 5S in allocated areas or on specific machines To attend external training courses, visits to OEMs etc as and when required Attends routine meetings in line with the Brewery MCRS as required Flexible to work shifts when requested, in line with the collective agreement QualificationsThe skills you’ll need: It is essential that you are competent in your core field as qualified Mechanical or Electrical Engineers. However, it is desirable that you can demonstrate an aptitude and desire to learn in your non-core field. The ideal candidate will be multi-skilled or a specialist in a certain discipline. Demonstrable experience working safely in a high speed manufacturing/processing environment within a maintenance department or comparable technical services team. Working in a World Class environment delivering proven process improvements. Knowledge of high speed packaging equipment and machinery as well as batch process control used in brewing systems. Knowledge of refrigeration systems, steam systems (including steam traps, heat exchangers and associated controls) and compressed air plant is a plus. Eexcellent mechanical/electrical/automation fault finding skills. Embrace fast paced changing environment and be able to prioritize multiple maintenance requests to ensure key breakdowns are addressed appropriately. The skills we’d like: (The skills & experience that will make candidates stand out) We are looking for a person with: Positive mind set and the drive for improved performance. Agility and readiness for changes, Ambition with leadership potential. Experience of brewing equipment or high speed packaging lines would be beneficial. Key activities will be around delivering predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance Someone who can work hard and enjoy what they are doing, With a customer focused attitude.