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Weekend Maintenance Technician (Saturday-Monday Shift)

Job Name

Weekend Maintenance Technician (Saturday-Monday Shift)


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

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Job type:

Full time

About the role

The Weekend Maintenance Technician delivers best-in-class planned and corrective maintenance activities across several bottling lines and associated equipment based at the Westthorn manufacturing facility, contributing to continuous improvement initiatives to ensure that:
  • Key maintenance metrics within manufacturing operations at Westthorn are achieved.
  • Manufacturing assets, equipment and engineering systems are maintained to the highest standards to ensure that availability of equipment is maximised to allow for optimal asset performance.
  • Carry out effective maintenance in-line with world-class standards. 
This role is eligible for shift allowance. The normal shift will be 32 hours per week, including a 12-hour shift on Saturday, a 12-hour shift on Sunday, and an 8-hour shift on Monday. Shifts are subject to change and may require overtime.


  • 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 e.g. 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 maintenance co-ordinator and maintenance leads 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 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.
  • Maintain responsibility and accountability through personal commitment and behavior.
  • Be aware of all relevant team KPIs and understand how you can contribute to improving them.
  • 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.
  • Work flexibly including overtime if required and maintain high levels of self-motivation to achieve high standards of performance.

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience working safely in a high-speed manufacturing/processing environment within a maintenance department or comparable technical services team.
  • Working in a World Class environment delivering proven process improvements
  • Knowledge of high-speed packaging equipment and machinery.
  • Excellent diagnostic and fault finding skills.
  • 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.
  • Siemens PLC’s/Allen-Bradley PLC’s, control net and device net or profibus and profinet. Able to interface with PLC using programming software and make program changes
  • Capable of working to a formal electrical change control process.  
  • PLC fault finding/maintenance and I/O fault finding.
  • 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.
  • Experience of ink jet coding and in-line inspection such as Mapex or Heuft
  • Sound mechanical fitting techniques and skills.
  • Excellent understanding of pneumatic circuits, applications, technical drawings and fault finding. 
  • Working with and diagnosing faults with Mechanical Drive systems including; v-belts/pulley drives, chain drives, conveyor belts, gear boxes/gear sets, bearing damage and shaft wear.
  • Pumps/pump sets, packing and mechanical seals.
  • Understanding of valves and control philosophy and valve repair.
  • Competent use of machine tools – Turning, milling and Welding.
  • Extremely safety conscious and Computer literate.
  • Understands applicable business kpi’s.
  • Highly structured and systematic approach to fault diagnosis.
  • Excellent team player, able to develop strong relationships with colleagues and peers.
  • A pro-active problem solver.
  • Willingness to learn new tasks.
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritise workload effectively.
  • Leads by example, and lives the company’s values (Family, Founders, and Fearless)

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.