Maintenance Engineer

Contract Type
Salary: £43,696 plus excellent companywide benefits
Expiry Date
We have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer, to join our team based at our Beverage factory in Dalston, Cumbria.

Job Description

Position Snapshot
Nestlé Beverage
Days Based Maintenance Engineer
Dalston, Cumbria
Salary: £43,696 plus excellent companywide benefits
Monday – Friday 37.5 hrs per week 

Position Summary
We have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer, to join our team based at our Beverage factory in Dalston, Cumbria.

Nestlé Dalston Factory in Cumbria is the European Centre for cappuccino and creamers producing a range of beverage products. These are produced through a highly automated PLC controlled process plant and automated filling and packing lines. It is continually developing and expanding leading brands such as Nescafé Frothy Coffee, Azera, Aero Hot Chocolate and Coffeemate.

A day in the life of a Maintenance Engineer

As Maintenance Engineer, your key objective will be to identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant performance. Using Nestlé’s factory systems, you will analyse data to identify un-reliable equipment on this site and strive to improve the reliability through continuous improvement projects, implementation of TPM stream methodologies and root cause analysis.

You will Report directly to the Maintenance Managers working closely with the factory reliability engineer, maintenance planners and maintenance technicians to implement a strategy and robust maintenance plan for assets throughout the factory in order to increase reliability and improve asset intensity.

Other responsibilities will include:

• Implementation of the area’s MWG (maintenance working group) plan and participate in line improvements across the manufacturing facility.
• Support and complete root cause analysis to reduce stoppages and recurrence.
• Adhere to all Good Manufacturing Practice standards in respect of plant, tools and environment.
• Support and challenge your colleagues to maintain all company standards.
• Ensure compliance with the Nestlé quality policy particularly engineering change management and line release
• Become a specialist in PM stream methodologies
• Play a key role in TPM expansion throughout the factory by coaching and mentoring technicians, craft, apprentices and operators to enable them to become autonomous.

What will make you successful

The person that is successful in this role will have the drive to deliver improvements across production lines and processes. This role provides the opportunity to develop individually and as part of a highly skilled team as well as giving someone the opportunity to make a real impact.

Other attributes would include:

• Qualified to NVQ level 3/City & Guilds with Electrical/Mechanical Bias or equivalent
• Strong work ethic and a self-starter.
• Manage and prioritise workload in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
• Strong understanding of problem-solving methodology.
• Experienced working with automated processes and PLC’s, Allen Bradley desirable.
• Ability to influence by having strong inter person skills.
• Ability to coach, lead and manage across all levels and work on own initiative.

What you need to know

What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.


The closing date for this role is 26th October 2021.


We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers. That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process. Be yourself, everyone else is taken!


Right to work in the UK 

In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. The successful candidate therefore must be able to demonstrate their right to work status for the UK during the recruitment process. We have assessed this role and it could be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and you are unable to gain this independently, we may be able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route in line with the Home office guidelines. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route and understand the immigration fees that you would be responsible for when making a visa application. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.