Electrical Maintenance and Instruments Engineer

£36,000 – £38,880 per annum (dependent on experience)

About us:

We are a rapid-growth scale-up disrupting the infant nutrition space through our award- winning brand Kendamil – the only infant milk made in Britain, proudly used by the British Royal Family and uniquely crafted locally using British organic full cream milk, without the nasties.

Our company, Kendal Nutricare, is a 180-person team passionate about giving children a better start to life. We’re proud to be a Queens’ Award-winning business and to be ranked by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2020.

We’re on an exciting path – join us!

The role:

We are recruiting an electrically biased Electrical Maintenance and Instruments Engineer who will be responsible for the repair, maintenance, installation, improvements and fault diagnosis for the whole site.

This is a full-time shift-based role at our headquarters in Kendal. Working hours will include regular shift patterns – to be discussed at interview.

What you’ll be doing:

  • To be the site competent person for all aspects of Electrical Maintenance engineering on site whilst on shift, including all statutory legislation, all regulations and all requirements to ensure safe, efficient and effective site operation.
  • To carry out repairs, maintenance and improvements in all matters of plant, machinery and controls, utilising effective planning and computer maintenance management systems.
  • Communicate directly with the Site Shift Electricians and Engineering Manager for ongoing tasks.
  • Communicate with the production Team Leaders and agree, decide priorities in simultaneous breakdowns.
  • Respond to direct communication from production, non-production and engineering.
  • To own the administration and data, including, Electrical logs, use of Engineering Work Requests, and Permits to Work Certificates.
  • Planned Maintenance Records, Safety Clearance Certificates and Plant Handover documents.
  • Portable equipment and test certificates, shift reports, up-dating installation schedules and time sheets.
  • Modify and update hardware drawings and electrical software drawings using printers and peripheral PLC equipment.
  • Identify stores shortages or falling stock levels.

What you’ll need:

  • Be competent in PLC Programming and troubleshooting.
  • Experience of SCADA
  • Calibration of Instruments
  • Respond to reactive breakdowns, carry out fault finding and diagnostics of electrical equipment
  • Implement agreed modifications to plant to increase efficiency and reduce downtime
  • Undertake planned preventative maintenance to machinery and plant
  • Commission and test new installations
  • Provide information to enable drawings to be modified, updated or produced.
  • Operate production and non-production plant to enable fault finding
  • Carry out minor project installation work from initial concept to commissioning.
  • Be compliant with IET regulation


What we would like you to be:

  • Must have an electrical engineering background and hold a recognised qualification
  • 3 years Industrial experience is essential
  • Strong Fault finding & diagnostic skills
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical engineering diagrams
  • Flexible team approach regarding participating in shift patterns covers out of hours and holiday cover when required
  • Training in PLC systems beneficial (Allen Bradley, Siemens and SCADA systems)
  • Experience of electrical drive and control systems is beneficial
  • Good communicator with a helpful and flexible approach/ proactive in self-learning and development

What you’ll get from us:

The opportunity to work for the fastest growing infant milk brand in Europe, alongside a talented team dedicated to serving thousands of passionate customers.

We offer to all our employees:

  • 20 days holiday (with a bank holiday entitlement) with additional holidays granted each year for the first 5 years of employment
  • A pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance at 2 x basic salary
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised breakfast

If this sounds like a role for you, email Emma Murkin, Recruitment/HR Administrator (emma.murkin@kendalnutricare.com) with your CV and a note on why you’re right for the job — we can’t wait to meet you!