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External Maintenance Engineer

Devenish is a farming and food company, delivering innovative nutritional products and solutions for the feed industry, the food industry and for human health. Headquartered in Belfast, Devenish has 5 manufacturing sites in the UK, as well as United States and Mexico.

An innovative company with ambitious international growth plans, Devenish carries out ground-breaking work in the area of nutrition for the pig, poultry and ruminant animal markets.

The Role:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the shift maintenance engineer is responsible for completing planned maintenance and unforeseen repairs within target times and without rework following all published procedures and policies.

Main Duties:

  • Carry out all planned, preventative and corrective maintenance tasks in accordance with maintenance systems
  • Troubleshooting in order to diagnose and correct faults and complete a risk assessment before starting maintenance tasks
  • Management of spares, procurement of maintenance tools, parts & consumables
  • Provide comprehensive breakdown information and actions taken to support the planned maintenance system
  • Initiate, recommend & contribute towards continuous improvement activities
  • Ensure all related documentation & record keeping for the shift is up to date
  • Train operators on Standard Operating Procedures and new equipment
  • Ensure Health & Safety and Housekeeping protocols are followed

The right candidate for this role:

  • Time served qualification (dual skilled mechanical and electrical is essential)
  • Previous experience in an Engineering role within a manufacturing environment (industrial electrical experience preferred)
  • Experience in troubleshooting and fault finding
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive, pro-active attitude and strong team building skills
  • Ability to work in a demanding and challenging environment
  • Comfortable working as part of multidisciplinary teams from within the wider business.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach in terms of role and working hours
  • Confident in the use of IT systems and packages, eg CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management Software, Microsoft Office packages etc.


  • Minimum of 36 hours per week, following a 12 hour shift rota which flexes up and down during the year, depending on demand.
  • Based in Duncrue, Belfast covering the Mill and Distribution Centre.
  • Competitive hourly rate and generous shift allowance
  • company pension scheme and life assurance cover
  • Company Health Scheme
How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter, indicating why you are suitable for this role to:

Closing date for applications: Monday 31st October 2018 at 5pm.

Devenish Nutrition Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.