Plant Engineer


Chester, CHW, GB, CH1 4QJ

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!


Key Responsbilities


  • Coordinate work within production plans. Liaise with teams to ensure compatibility with exisiting processes and support training.
  • Responsible for all aspects of assigned project activites, to ensure materials and equipment are avaliable when needed and that all activities are completed to a level with satisfies corporate standards.
  • Communicating delays or limitations when known to the rest of the project team to ensure timelines can be adapted if required.
  • Responsible for their own safety and that they do not have a negative effect on the safety of those around them when on site.
  • To ensure that all works are left only in a safe condition to ensure no harm can come to a persons within the Barry Callebaut site and that there is no risk to any processes.
  • Maintain records of works caried out ensuring that the revelent on site records are updated when changes.
  • To ensure all site services, service contracts calibrations are up to date and meeting national regulations/standards.


About you


  • Must have ONC/HNC/NVQ Qualification mechanical/electrical maintenance.
  • 17th/18th edition preferable.
  • Time served or apprentice trained.
  • Pneumatic experience
  • Must be computer literate 
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, automation and quality control processes including HACCP principles within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Must have experience carrying out industrial electrical and mechanical installations, fault finding and repair.
  • Experience in world class manufacturing standards (5s, Gemba, GMP)
  • Health & Safety, spotting & reporting hazards, near misses and behavioural safety.
  • Working with SOP's, from creation to signing off competency levels.
  • Leading root cause analysis activity to eliminate recurring faults and drive improvements.
  • Developing a planned maintenance schedule & completing activity in a SMART way.
  • Contractor management, ensuring all work permits are completed and site rules are adhered to
  • Audits, ensuring all paperwork is compliant and the department is audit ready. Internal and external audits
  • HACCP qualification.
  • Experience of working on VFFM equipment.

  • Experienced working with dry powders and blends.

  • Iosh/nebosh H&S preferable.

  • Work with little supervision using own initiative within the parameters of the role

  • Confident in own ability & able to coach operators to a basic technical level

  • Honest & open during meetings & discussions

  • Team player, approachable and supportive

  • Excellent communicator incorporating cross functional departments

  • Ability to be able to share improvement visions and ideas

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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