Maintenance Technican


Banbury, OXF, GB, OX16 3UU

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

A vacancy has arisen to join our planned maintenance team. The successful candidate will join a busy Maintenance Team who have a primary focus on equipment availability for production processes through completion of the site identified Planned Maintenance activities.


In this role, timely reactive response to support technical issues across site to ensure maximum equipment availability is key. The successful candidate should contribute to site improvement activities through root cause analysis and all activities should be completed with the highest levels of Health and Safety and food quality in mind.


Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Primarily undertaking Planned Preventative routine maintenance across all equipment on the site
  • Work with the equipment users to understand clearly the problems to ensure that sustainable remedial solutions can be implemented
  • Issue permits to work (including immobilisation certificates) as required
  • Be pro-actively involved in undertaking risk assessments            
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and follow these through to implementation where appropriate
  • Undertake meaningful handover reports/notes
  • When asked, provide an effective emergency response service for breakdowns within the factory - providing immediate and long term solutions in a timely, safe and cost effective manner
  • When asked, undertaking fault finding and diagnostic work to understand the problems and then implementing permanent corrective actions to prevent recurrence


Qualifications and experience required:

  • ONC (or equivalent) in a mechanical or electrical engineering discipline and have successfully completed an apprenticeship scheme in that discipline - primary core skill
  • At least NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in mechanical or electrical discipline as the secondary core skill
  • 18th Edition Certificate or equivalent (desirable)
  • Previous experience of working in a maintenance department – preferably within a food manufacturing/processing environment
  • Knowledge of PLC’s - preferably Siemens
  • Understanding of permits to work and lock off procedures
  • Operational knowledge of and ability to adhere to health and safety legislation and best practice - in particular in COSHH, working at heights, working in confined spaces, risk assessments, etc


Key competencies of the candidate include:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player but able to work well with limited supervision
  • Effective problem-solving abilities
  • Computer literate: maintenance software and Microsoft Office Package (especially Excel)


Please note this role works on a double-day shift pattern, Monday - Friday.


Closing date for applications: 31st October 2021 however we reserve the right to close this advert sooner if sufficient suitable applications have been received. 

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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