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Maintenance Engineer

Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic?
Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.
Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 7000 employees in 68 countries, with a consolidated turnover of over €1,5 billion in 2015. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities is what makes working at Puratos so magical.

Position Overview

Based at our Buckingham UK manufacturing site, in order to further strengthen our local Operations team, we are currently seeking a:


Maintenance Engineer
(Buckingham, UK)


You will be responsible for supporting factory performance and for supporting the implementation of the continuous improvement program towards Operational Excellence.
Guaranteeing and achieving the required availability (operational safety and efficiency) of the factory on a day to day basis and the active and quantifiable contribution to the continued reduction of production costs.


Key Accountabilities


• Delivery of the Engineering departments compliance to all applicable legal regulations and international food safety standards in support of the Production site, this encompasses: safety, functional competencies, working conditions, environment, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Prerequisite Programs (PRP), British Retail Consortium (BRC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Halal, Kosher, allergens
• To deputise, support and action instructions issued by the Process Improvement Manager
• Compliance with the Company’s Quality and HACCP systems and Food Hygiene policy
• To promote a safety conscious workplace, ensuring compliance with the Company’s Health & Safety policy and adherence to current H&S legislation
• To seek continuous improvement in work practices and methods, using Manufacturing Excellence techniques, to identify and implement/recommend cost reductions.
• Alignment of maintenance with the indicated production and asset strategy, the logistics planning and the production planning, and the relevant internal and external regulations on quality and safety
• Identify and implement improvements to processes as agreed with the senior management team
• To facilitate process equipment maintained to standards that minimises breakdowns and reduces unplanned downtime.
• To facilitate the maintenance of the building and services to levels expected from Insurers and other independent reports
• The effective and efficient balancing of maintenance supply and demand in the medium and long term, as regards both quantity and quality
• The organising of maintenance in the most effective and efficient manner
• Monitoring the facilities and staff on the shop floor.
• Reporting and managing the related KPIs
• Ordering of maintenance related expenditures as requested
• Ensure the maintenance of the utilities & HVAC installations (compressed dry air, water and electricity supplies,)
• Fulfilling the energy consumption monitoring and all related activities
• Provide support for the life cycle, asset & risk management of all utilities & facilities related equipment
• Managing investment projects for utilities & facilities related installations as well as automation related projects
• Responsible for the calibration activities on production equipment on critical weigh systems, temperature & flow measurements
• Support the CAPEX plans for both site as required.



• Electrical Engineering qualifications, time-served engineering qualifications
• Proven maintenance experience ideally in a comparable production environment
• Excellent verbal and written skills 
• Good knowledge of data processing (SAP/Excel).
• Knowledge of RCM, Lean Maintenance,
• Knowledge of preventive & predictive maintenance techniques as well as autonomous maintenance principles
• Able to work under pressure
• Result-oriented leader with vision, critical for himself and for others; capable of setting the good example (role model)
• Customer-oriented



Puratos provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that encourages our people to take initiatives and bring ideas that will contribute to the success of the company. Of course Puratos offers a competitive package (salary, group insurance, healthcare, training…) but additionally, offers you a position that you can further develop and shape.