Engineering Technician (Food Manufacturer)

£32,000 - £36,500 yearly
  • Natco Foods Ltd
  • Buckingham, UK
  • 03 Sep, 2020
Full time Engineering Manufacturing and Production

Job Description

Engineering Technician (Full-Time/Permanent)
Natco Foods (Buckingham)
Salary between £32,000.00 and £36,500.00 per year depending on experience

Natco Foods is an earth-loving food business based in Buckingham. We have a wide portfolio of ambient foods ranging from herbs and spices to pulses, grains, nuts, canned products, pickles, chutneys, poppadoms, and we mill our own gram flour. An integral part of an international company spanning continents, Natco has more than 50 years’ experience in supplying the ingredients required for flavoursome and healthy meals. We supply most major UK supermarkets, both under private and own label categories.

Our continuous investment in development and business expansion has opened up an excellent opportunity for an experienced and driven Engineering Technician to join our established team in Buckingham.


  • Performing multi-skilled activities on machinery and equipment between electrical, electronic, mechanical and refurbishment work including breakdown, planned preventative maintenance and fault diagnosis.
  • Ensuring that all work carried out, is in line with current Codes of Practice and you will take ownership of specific improvement jobs and projects, seeing them through to successful completion.
  • Providing effective and efficient support to the manufacturing functions and assist in achieving maximum production efficiency levels with minimum machine downtime
  • Undertaking fault finding analysis, identifying root causes of plant or equipment breakdowns, and resolving the problem as swiftly as possible
  • Participate in projects at all stages of implementation through to commissioning including pre-delivery inspections & installation of new plant for area of responsibility
  • Keeping up-to-date and complying with food hygiene, health and safety standards and quality management systems
  • Advising the management on continuous improvement measures to add value to the business.
  • Undertaking any other maintenance, engineering or other related work duties assigned to you by the Management

Who we’re looking for:

The successful candidates will have served a City and Guilds 3 year engineering apprenticeship, along with holding a 17th or 18th Edition electrical qualification.

You must be comfortable with single and three phase systems, motors, inverters, safety circuits and electrical schematics. Ideally, you will have experience in packing, blending, mixing and process machinery. PLC knowledge and knowledge on steam boiler operation would be advantageous. You must be proficient in MS Office.

Experience in the food industry would be an advantage but is not essential.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive package with some fabulous employee rewards
  • The ability to work at the hub of an established international and fast growing company with great opportunities for personal development
  • A work environment where we value individual initiatives
  • Continuous development and improvement, and always together as a team

If you would like to be considered for this excellent opportunity, please send a full CV and covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for the position, to Geerththanan “Gee” Logeswaran (HR Officer). We regret only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in Natco Foods.

No agencies or recruitment support required at present.