Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical Biased)

Market Drayton

Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical Biased)

Location: Market Drayton

Type: Permanent – Full Time

Hours: 4 on 4 off Days, Nights 07:00am – 19:00pm / 19:00pm – 07:00am (continental)

Salary: competitive 

Palethorpes Bakery, an award-winning and market-share leading ‘Chilled Savoury Pastry’ food manufacturer, are currently looking for a Mechanical Biased Multiskilled Engineer to complement our Engineering team.

Our Vision as a business is to inspire our customers through excellence in quality food, innovation and integrity.  As a member of our Engineering Team, you will be directly contributing to this vision through your core tasks and responsibilities.  These will include, but are not limited to:

  • Proactive, planned-preventative maintenance to ensure our existing equipment is able to meet capacity demand and efficiency targets.
  • Reactive maintenance to ensure minimal machine downtime.
  • Identifying and delivering against opportunities to implement changes and continuous improvement projects to maximise plant efficiencies.
  • Assisting with the introduction of new equipment to a market-leading production facility as part of our continued drive for innovation.
  • Continuous professional development through industry specific training.

The successful candidate for this role will need to demonstrate the following skills, qualifications and attributes:


  • Experienced multi-skilled maintenance engineer.
  • Fault finding on PLC’s, including the ability to change ladder logic.
    • PLC’s predominantly used on site include Allen Bradley and Mitsubishi
  • Good knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Good knowledge of Servo Motors
  • Strong diagnostic skills and proactive in their approach
  • Educated to at least a City & Guilds level 3 or NVQ level 3 in a relevant qualification
  • Great communicator
  • Team player with the ability to work alone when required


  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment

In return for the above the successful candidate will receive a total reward package that includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Combined Company Pension (8%)
  • Formal and informal learning and development opportunities
  • Overtime
  • Heavily discounted staff shop
  • A progressive working environment that puts its people at the heart of what it does

Please note: This role involves working 12 hour rotating days/nights continental shift pattern, with shifts commencing at 7:00am on the dayshift and 7:00pm on the nightshift.

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