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Reliability Engineering Coordinator

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Date: 13-Nov-2021

Location: Moreton (Wirral), GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.


Full time, permanent

Based - Moreton

Monday - Friday, daytime working hours


We are recruiting for a Reliability Engineering Coordinator to be the site lead for all engineering reliability activities, supporting, training, educating and improving overall performance on our Moreton site.  The Reliability Engineering Coordinator will ensure that the site has the correct maintenance strategy in place for site equipment, which involves optimising preventative and proactive maintenance against reliability and objectives.


What you will be doing:


Effectiveness & Efficiency

  • Assess and organise the requirements of all external third-party technical support
  • Seek and implement alternative spare parts to minimise spend & extend component life cycle
  • Support Plant overhauls by planning and coordinating activities for your function

 Monitoring the efficiency of Maintenance Execution

  • Utilise CI tools, review and continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the maintenance plan
  • In collaboration with Engineering Manager assess the effectiveness of the maintenance plan and identify any essential technical training requirements.
  • Coach and train Employees to enable effective execution of the asset care plans

Corporate responsibility & sustainability

  • Ensure all contractors comply with site standards (QESH, contractor control and procurement)
  • Follow Site Safety best practices to ensure safe working for self and to protect the safety of colleagues to demonstrate zero accident behaviour
  • Act as a role model Safety through Behavioural Safety programmes
  • Ensure own personal hygiene meets the requirements of a food factor.

Continuous Improvement

  • Identify opportunities for improving line utilisation and machine reliability through the maintenance plan or CI projects.
  • Provide advice and guidance to manufacturing and distribution in response to breakdowns where needed
  • Share and replicate best practices across the site network


  • Ensure effective maintenance plans (including technical docs, Maintenance Operating Procedures), in the delivery of the Site Capital Plan
  • Support future CAPEX plan development through analysis of machine obsolescence programme
  • Provide REC sign off prior to Capex purchases


What we need from you:

  • Minimum 5 years Food & FMCG background
  • Engineering Degree/equivalent or accomplished engineer through apprentice route with relevant expertise
  • Knowledge of condition monitoring techniques and how this can support a reduction in maintenance (associated qualifications advantageous)
  • Proven history of data analysis which leads to making recommendations of how a system is performing and where improvements can be made
  • Understanding of equipment reliability techniques and how this can bring overall efficiencies to plant
  • Proficient in the use of SAP
  • Experience of indirect management of multi-functional/disciplinary teams
  • Strong working knowledge/experience of Rockwell/Allen Bradley/Siemens control systems


At Premier Foods we believe in inclusion, we seek individuality, and we trust in authenticity. Diversity is our strength, and everyone is welcome, we promise to foster an inclusive environment so everyone can thrive. We aim to ensure all existing or potential colleagues are given equal opportunities and are equally respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who you are, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Everyday inclusion is our approach to ensuring that the things we all do on a daily basis, including the way we behave and interact with each other, support the culture and values we are committed to.