Electrical Maintenance Engineer – Kendal

(salary 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 Maintenance Engineer who will be responsible for the repair, maintenance, installation, improvements and fault diagnosis for the whole site.

Reporting to the Senior Projects Manager. This is a full-time day shift based role at our headquarters in Kendal. 8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday

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:

  • 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 – minimum Level 3 NVQ
  • 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 8 week shift pattern 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:

  • 33 days holiday (incl. bank holidays)
  • Join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 5%
  • Free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • Free Gym Membership after 12 months*
  • Life Assurance at 2 x basic salary
  • EAP Program including a 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP) for you and your nearest and dearest as well as access to high street discounts from thousands of well-known retailers, gyms and more.
  • Onsite canteen with Free healthy breakfast and subsidized food options
  • Enhanced Maternity leave policy
  • Louenna App for Parents
  • New parents enjoy a generous stipend for Kendamil products
  • Free on-site parking

If this sounds like a role for you, email (recruitment@kendalnutricare.com) with the job title in the subject line, your CV and a note on why you’re right for the position— we can’t wait to meet you!