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Multi Skilled Bulk Technician (Weekend Shift)

Job Name

Multi Skilled Bulk Technician (Weekend Shift)


United Kingdom





Reporting Line:

Spirits Projects & Maintenance Engineering Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Evelyn Elliott

About the role

What does a Multi-Skilled Bulk Technician do?

A Multi-Skilled Technician delivers best-in-class planned, preventative, and corrective maintenance activities across Bulk Spirit Processing on the Poniel site, which comprises of the blend center and maturation warehouses. S/He will contribute to Continuous Improvement activities at Bacardi UK OC to ensure that :
  • Key metrics within Spirit Supply Operations are achieved
  • Key maintenance metrics within Spirit Supply Engineering are achieved
  • Spirit Supply assets, equipment and engineering systems are aligned with Bacardi standards
  • Spirit Supply equipment is maintained to the best possible standard to ensure availability is maximized to allow for optimal asset performance
  • All assets are inspected and maintained to meet legislative standards
  • Strive to improve performance in line with World Class Manufacturing standards


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Responsible for the execution of agreed planned/corrective maintenance tasks on their shift and take an active role in improving the way we carry out maintenance. This includes logging work done so that faults/problems/defects encountered are captured in the CMMS along with parts used and time spent.
  • Maintain the asset inspection and maintenance programme ensuring compliance with all safety / statutory legislative requirements and best practices.
  • Follow relevant quality SOP’s to ensure the first-time quality of our products, service is guaranteed when equipment is returned to production and all work is carried out to the correct engineering standards.
  • Assist the engineering coordinator in the prioritisation of work orders. Recommend and advise on Preventive Maintenance improvements and spare parts requirements in order to achieve maximum availability of plant & equipment. Support plant optimisation initiatives.
  • Where required, liaise with and support external suppliers/contractors. Support PTW requirements for any work by contractors (maintenance and projects).
  • Suggest improvements to ensure the smooth and efficient running of our assets.
  • Actively participate in Lean Manufacturing, Reliability Centred Maintenance and continuous improvement processes relevant to maintenance excellence and demonstrate commitment to site philosophy.
  • Maintain work area to 5S standards. Ensure it is maintained in a safe and effective condition.
  • Be aware of all relevant team KPIs and understand how you can contribute to improving them.
  • Assist with asset projects from concept and design through to implementation, testing and final handover ensuring that asset drawings and registers are updated to reflect the changes
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities within Spirit Supply Operations
  • Identify and participate in training to assist in your own personal development and to improve productivity. This will include CompEx capability with knowledge of working within hazardous areas covered by the ATEX regulations.
  • Provide first-line asset support for any breakdowns on the Poniel site
  • Be proactive, ‘walk the floor’, challenge under performance, monitor trends and respond appropriately with an effective solution
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety regulations within the workplace and strive to eliminate any potential hazards before they become accidents or incidents
  • Role may require occasional travel/coverage at Westthorn site

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy

Educational Requirements
  • Must have served a recognised apprenticeship as a minimum.
  • It is essential that you are competent in your core field (Mechanical or Electrical). However, it is desirable that you can demonstrate an aptitude in your non-core field.
  • Electrical skill bias preferred
  • Same or comparable position in the spirit industry or FMCG
Functional Skills
  • Demonstrable experience working safely in a manufacturing / processing environment within a maintenance department or comparable technical services team.
  • Working in a World Class environment delivering proven process improvements.
  • Knowledge of liquid handling / process equipment and machinery.
  • Excellent diagnostic and fault-finding skills.
Electrical Experience
  • Siemens PLC’s (PCS7 preferrable). Able to interface with PLC using programming software and make program changes
  • Capable of working to a formal electrical change control process.
  • PLC faultfinding/maintenance and I/O faultfinding.
  • Experience/knowledge of line control/regulation. Understands the concept of line philosophy.
  • Experienced in electronic VSD’s and Servo drive and control systems.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of general 3ph motor control circuits and fault diagnosis.
  • Knowledge of electrical sensors and their applications.
  • Experience of instrumentation and PID loops.
  • Competent in general electrical maintenance. (18th Edition)
  • CompEx Ex 1-4 qualified
Mechanical Experience
  • Sound mechanical fitting techniques and skills.
  • Fluid transfer systems / pipework / pumps / manual and actuated valves – inspection / maintenance and overhaul
Personal Qualities
  • Maintain responsibility and accountability through personal commitment and behavior.
  • Have flexibility (including overtime if required) and maintain high levels of self-motivation to achieve high standards of performance and behaviour
  • Lives the 3 F’s – Fearless, Founder’s Mentality, Family

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.