Maintenance Technician


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!

We are actively recruiting a Maintenance Technician, with an electrical bias, to join our engineering team on a permanent basis.  The role will take responsibility for ensuring equipment availability for production processes through completion of the site identified Planned Maintenance activities and where required.


You will be ensuring a timely reactive response to support technical issues across the site to ensure maximum equipment availability. Contributing to site improvement activities through root cause analysis. All of which will be completed with the highest levels of H&S and food quality in mind.


The position follows a Double Day Shift (06:00 – 14:00 & 14:00 – 22:00) and will be predominantly focused on tasks including reactive and planned maintenance. On offer is a competitive salary, in addition to a fully comprehensive benefits package and a shift allowance to compensate for this shift work involved.


Key Skills


  • 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 undertaking fault finding and diagnostic work, understand and diagnose problems and then implement permanent corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.
  • Working with the equipment users to understand clearly the problems to ensure that sustainable remedial solutions can be implemented
  • Undertaking Planned Preventative routine maintenance across all equipment on the site
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and follow these through to implementation where appropriate
  • Undertake meaningful handover reports/notes
  • Proactively involved in undertaking risk assessments            
  • Issue permits to work (including immobilisation certificates) as required



Qualifications & Experience


  • Qualified up to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a relevant mechanical or electrical engineering discipline
  • Successfully completed a time severed apprenticeship in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Previous experience of working in a maintenance department – preferably within a food manufacturing/processing environment
  • Possess demonstrable multi-skilled engineering experience with a bias towards mechanical engineering
  • Knowledge of PLCs – (Preferably Siemens)
  • 17th Edition Certificate is desirable but not essential to the role
  • Good understanding of work permits and lock off procedures
  • Operational HSE knowledge of health and safety legislation including best practices of COSHH, working at heights, working in confined spaces, risk assessments
  • A true team player and the ability to work with limited supervision
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in the use of maintenance software and MS Office packages including Excel


For more information, please contact Adam Williams (Recruitment Specialist) at

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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