Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)

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Mowi Feed is the feed manufacturing division within Mowi, the Global leader in salmon farming, processing and marketing. Having entered production in June 2014, Mowi Feed has quickly established itself as a competitive supplier of...

Mowi Feed is the feed manufacturing division within Mowi, the Global leader in salmon farming, processing and marketing. Having entered production in June 2014, Mowi Feed has quickly established itself as a competitive supplier of salmon feed playing a key role in supporting Mowi Farming in its delivery of high quality, nutritious, safe and sustainable salmon.

Currently operating from its factories in Kyleakin, Isle of Skye in Scotland and in Valsneset in the Trøndelag Region of Norway, Mowi Feed has an annual production volume in the order of 500,000 tonnes per year. We manufacture a broad portfolio of conventional and organic feeds for both fresh and seawater phases of salmon growth in Scotland, Ireland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway.


Mowi Fish Feed is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate to take on exciting and challenging tasks within an expansive, dynamic and international manufacturing environment. The feed plant runs 24/7-365 and the successful candidate will be required to participate in a rotating shift rota, including on call.

As a Maintenance Engineer with an electrical bias the successful candidate will be working within and supporting the Engineering team and all the feed mill departments to continue the efficient operation of all process related equipment in a timely and constructive manner. The main duties and responsibilities undertaken will include:

  • Ensuring all maintenance jobs are carried out safely, observing site rules and required risk assessments.
  • Carrying out scheduled planned maintenance tasks to maximise plant efficiency and minimise downtime;
  • Carrying out fault diagnosis to identify problems with plant as they arise and action the solution.
  • Ensuring systems are kept up to date and faults are entered into the maintenance management system.
  • Ensuring accurate reporting of maintenance, equipment status, parts/consumables used and fault reports.
  • Using expertise and training to support the resolution of process issues as they arise.
  • Ensuring the engineering workshop and offices are all maintained and operate to a high standard (organised, clean & tidy), including your own work areas.
  • Supporting the creation of written procedures and associated documents (SOPs, reports etc.) and report errors or where documents have become obsolete and need to be updated.
  • Ensuring all work is carried out in line with site policies and procedures.
  • Following the company’s Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Supporting and contributing to a continuous improvement quality culture.
  • Adhering to a Personal Development Plan as agreed with the Engineering Manager.

Essential Qualifications/Skills required for this role:

  • 17th/18th Edition
  • SVQ/NVQ level 3 Electrical Qualification
  • BTEC or City and Guild trained / apprenticeship or equivalent
  • Experience in production, manufacturing, maintenance or servicing environments
  • Proficient computer skills (experience of Microsoft applications minimum)
  • Good understanding of health, safety and environmental protocols and experience undertaking risk assessments and exercising risk reduction measures
  • A good attitude to work and promoting and supporting the companies values
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to work alone and/or as part of a team
  • A flexible and responsive approach to work, with the ability to take responsibility and justify actions
  • Enthusiasm for accepting new challenges and opportunities to learn with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Good communicator,  both written and spoken
  • Experience working with asset/maintenance management software, controlled work permit systems and following procedure
  • Open to working rotating shift patterns

Desirable Qualifications/Skills required for this role:

  • Experience with PLC's, 24VDC control systems, 3 phase motor drives, VFD’s and SCADA systems
  • Higher education in electrical or mechanical engineering fields to HNC or HND level desirable
  • Proven (evidence of qualifications) training for hands on, mechanical/electrical servicing/diagnosis
  • Driving licence, or willingness to undertake lessons and obtain this

Mowi Feed offers:

  • A competitive basic salary which includes a flexible working premium, plus on call payments, overtime rates and potential for an annual bonus
  • A great place to work with colleagues who are passionate about what they do.
  • An informal and diverse working environment with international contact.
  • Interesting, varying and challenging work tasks
  • On the job training, including forklift, telehandler and MEWP certification
  • There are excellent career opportunities locally, and opportunities to develop into the wider business internationally.

The place of work will be the Mowi Fish Feed Plant at Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye, and the position reports to the Facilities Manager.

We welcome enquiries from anyone who fulfils the essential criteria as a minimum. We value diversity in our workforce, and are an Equal Opportunities employer.  To apply for this vacancy, you must be eligible to work in the UK.

Please note, we retain the right to close this vacancy subject to volume and quality of applications. We would therefore encourage candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.

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