Maintenance Engineer

Posted 11 April by Costa Featured

Maintenance Engineer – Costa Roastery Basildon

Salary: £25k - £30k + bonus
Location: Basildon
Hours: Monday - Friday 37.5 hours per week (alternate shifts: 6.30am -3.30pm / 11.30am – 8.30pm)

We’re Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand*, pouring our heart and soul into everything we do and creating moments to remember for our customers, our communities and for each other.  Together we turn sips into smiles, choices into opportunities and passions into careers. Help us spread a little happiness!

A bit about the role

Responsible for engineering work on the plant equipment to continuously improve machine reliability and availability to manufacturing standards.

Working with third party equipment suppliers to ensure all maintenance/engineering activities are in line with agreed SLA’s and there is a clear understanding of supplier maintenance / engineering activities vs. in house maintenance/engineering

  • Analyses mechanical and operational problems on equipment and plans for and takes corrective action, in line with agreed SLA’s with suppliers
  • Makes necessary corrections and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality
  • Reviews production schedule and when equipment is not scheduled for manufacturing, performs preventative maintenance and tests
  • Tests equipment clears jams, try out equipment after repairs, changeovers or extended downtime
  • Makes preventative maintenance checks and inspections, reports findings to Engineering Manager and takes appropriate action
  • Acts as the “expert” on the production equipment, supporting the production team with day to day problems to maintain output and efficiency
  • Responsible for machine availability and efficiency
  • Liaise with Shift Manager to support manufacturing

Who we are looking for

  • Previous experience in a production facility is essential
  • Problem solving and fault diagnosis techniques
  • Equipment trials              
  • Shop Floor presence and responsibility for training across departments
  • Takes responsibility for preventative maintenance (PPM)             
  • Previous mechanical maintenance experience – 3 years
  • Familiar and worked with continuous improvement (CI) – Lean, Kan Ban, OEE, TOC and other activities

So bring us your unique blend, together with enthusiasm and experience and in return we’ll give you a competitive salary, a very achievable yearly bonus, plenty of benefits and more coffee than you could dream of to enjoy in a supportive environment.

*Independent survey of 5000 people published in December 2017 by Allegra Strategies.  For further details see

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