Operations Banbury Full-time United Kingdom

Job Description

Shift based Engineering Technicians will be on a 3-shift or earlies and lates pattern within the Packing function. Shift based technicians are predominantly assigned to lines and will be responsible for driving line performance (corrective/breakdown maintenance and proactive line improvements).

Also by supporting and coaching operators to make the required interventions and adjustments to maximise GE. By working at source with Operators it enhances improvements to be made.

Be a part of the reliability improvement team by working closely with the maintenance planning team and the production engineering (CI) team to prioritise projects and initiatives to increase GE and MTBF.

Site wide responsibility for corrective actions in all areas as required.

Days based Engineering Technicians will have a bias on planned maintenance, preventative and curative as opposed to reactive issues. 

Working in these roles will involve the following: 

  • Safety is paramount to all that we do: we work safely or not at all, so this is engrained in all Engineering Technicians, and work within JDE safety standards. Quality / food safety is also paramount, to ensure production targets are met and that all lines and areas conform to quality standards 
  • To undertake Preventative Maintenance (PM), Autonomous Maintenance (AM) and breakdown work as required 
  • Take an active part in planned maintenance and repair of Plant and Equipment 
  • Be part of the site responsible persons team (to include part of the Fire response team for site and electrically trained to a suitable level)
  • To work as a close-knit team to actively drive the resolution of plant breakdowns and resolve running issues, and operate with a high level of autonomy  
  • Support and drive packing line format change overs and identify improvements to reduce the change over time in future 
  • To actively lead and participate in CI & GE improvement activities 
  • To assist, support and implement Project work when required. Be a link between the project and the maintenance team through, for example, implementing new PMs for new equipment and establishing correct spares coverage levels.
  • Maintain good levels of housekeeping in all areas 
  • To attend and actively participate in OPS/production meetings and RCA sessions. Report plant status and identify escalations as required 
  • To actively support the operational team to meet volume demands 
  • Active use of SAP to log breakdown data, correctives and booking parts out of Stores 
  • Take accountability for your own ongoing development with a demonstratable plan 


  • Time served apprenticeship in mechanical, electrical discipline or be multiskilled
  • Expectation to become fully multi-skilled
  • Knowledge & experience of all relevant technologies and equipment
  • Minimum of Higher National Certificate (HNC) or equivalent qualification in engineering 
  • Experience and use of SAP maintenance programme  
  • Demonstrate good understanding of relevant industry standards for Mechanical & Electrical engineering 
  • As part of a small working group the successful applicant will be expected to be self-motivated, a team player, flexible and prepared to take on a range of responsibilities without the need for supervision 
  • Knowledge of PLC and HMI programming and associated networks would be an advantage  

Additional Information

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.