Overworks Engineer Operator

Employment Type:
Full Time
BrewDog PLC
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Our new Overworks Sour Beer Facility is looking for an Engineer Operator! 

The Engineer Operator is the backbone of the OW Brewery. They keep the gears turning, the beer flowing and the lights on. This key member of our team will be passionate about mechanical engineering and project management in a growing brewery setting and will also be comfortable running packaging or brewing equipment in a supervisory function.

Besides engineering specific tasks, the Engineer Operator is also a key member of the production team as the technical head of our packaging force and the guardians of our finished beer quality. Keeping Brewery systems running and managing the operation of our packaging line are the main priorities. This person is comfortable switching between operator and engineer as the times require and will be at the forefront of any new projects in our exciting new barrel-aged world including new construction projects and continuous improvement.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

- To ensure health and safety standards are met both personally and amongst all members of the shift team. Showing a proactive attitude towards creating a safe working environment.

- To demonstrate confidence and encourage creativity in troubleshooting across all production equipment, implementing improvements which will avoid any similar repeat problems and briefing the team.

- To manage and complete planned maintenance on all equipment in a speedy and effective manner, ensuring all faults detected are picked up with shift leads and followed up on with repairs or alterations.

- Ability to communicate effectively with the rest of the Maintenance and Engineering Team, including providing effective handovers to endure a smooth transition between shifts. This includes written handovers and recording of jobs in CMMS software.

- Responsible for working on a shift containing a group of engineers, ensuring all work executed on the shift is in line with the BrewDog Engineering standard.

- To be capable of carrying out mechanical or electrical tasks to a high standard with minimal supervision.

- Analyse line/equipment condition and efficiency throughout every shift, identifying any possible improvements or equipment issues.

- To be responsible for ensuring there are clear channels of communication with shift leads and production staff to guarantee the quality and efficiency of our work.

- Actively engage in ongoing improvement projects as directed by shift leads and senior engineering staff.

- Manage breakdown situations efficiently by minimising production downtime while also rectifying the root cause of the problems.

- Operation of packaging line in a supervisory role with emphasis on beer quality and kit optimization.

- Management of packaging employees, training, and technical assistance

- Project management and plant improvement both technical and utility as well as future brewery expansions

- Coordination with both production management and engineering supervisors

- Upkeep and continuous improvement of OW technical systems and utilities

Key Skills/Experience:

- Time-served apprenticeship in an engineering discipline engineer or equivalent.

- 3-5 years spent working in an FMCG maintenance role post apprenticeship would be highly advantageous.

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