Full time (40 hours per week), UK Braintree
Bring the wide-ranging mechanical engineering skills necessary to keep our cold storage site and its infrastructure in optimum condition.
The Thermotraffic Group, a 100% subsidiary of Nichirei Corporation, is renowned for its global expertise in providing tailored solutions and complex services for the temperature-controlled transport, mainly in the food sector. Within Thermotraffic, Norish is a UK-based, multi-temperature warehousing and logistics business providing services to importers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors.
This requires us to operate and maintain advanced Cold Store infrastructure to the highest levels of efficiency and Health & Safety. Is this something you can help us to deliver as a proven Mechanical Engineer with a general and specialized knowledge of engineering and facilities maintenance? Can you ensure a safe, clean and smooth-running site while guiding junior employees and applying rigorous attention to detail? If so, please read on to find out more about a role in which you will be highly valued by your colleagues and Norish.
Safety and excellence
Your core task in this Mechanical Engineer role is to monitor and maintain the Cold Store Building, its refrigeration plant, racking, electrical and other services to agreed standards. In doing so you deliver excellent standards of housekeeping to the levels required by Norish and their customers. Needless to say, you manage all work in accordance with the Health & Safety Policy and safe systems of work.
Daily jobs include:
- Maintaining optimum conditions of the refrigeration plant, including engine room, condensers and evaporators and fans;
- Carrying out planned maintenance programmes;
- Ensuring that mobile and static racking and ancillary equipment is fully operational and kept in good order;
- Maintenance of store buildings, fences and yard;
- Ad hoc repairs and odd jobs across the Cold Store.
In order to achieve this, you supervise specialist contractors. You also keep comprehensive up-to-date records of all engineering and related activity, ensuring that it conforms to all Company, Health and Safety and statutory requirements. In addition, you occasionally provide support at other Norish sites and deputise for other site engineers in their absence. When necessary you perform out of hours call outs to attend to the refrigeration plant racking and to take action to restore normal operational conditions.
You report to the Site Manager on day-to-day issues and to the Chief Engineer on all technical matters.
The Norish offer
The role of Mechanical Engineer at Norish is a vital function in which you are free to develop yourself personally and professionally within a substantial and proven company that offers all the resources necessary to do your job to the best of your ability.
You will also benefit from:
- A market-based salary;
- 25 annual holidays;
- Pension and insurances (Death in Service and Income Protection);
- Training opportunities;
- An informal working atmosphere within an experienced team.
Are you the focused and proactive Mechanical Engineer for this position?
This is a highly responsible position that calls for real attention to detail along with numeracy and IT literacy. Beyond that, you are pro-active and enthusiastic with the strong interpersonal skills that will enable you to manage and give guidance to junior engineering staff. And, of course, you have a sound knowledge of health and safety and safe working systems and their implications in the workplace.
The formal requirements for the role are:
- General mechanical engineering knowledge. Qualified refrigeration engineers are preferred but training will be given;
- Experienced in building/facility maintenance;
- Fabrication and welding skills;
- Able to work in a cold store environment;
- Previous experience in warehousing, distribution/logistics is an advantage;
- Experience of working in the cold storage industry is desirable but not essential;
- Some electrical knowledge is an advantage.
Thermotraffic and Norish in brief
Since 1984, Thermotraffic has operated as one of the leading logistics specialists in temperature-controlled logistics worldwide. We have extensive expertise in complex services and offer our clients solution-oriented services for cold chain logistics. Norish operates as a multi-temperature warehousing and logistics business for the food industry.
Why choose Norish?
We operate positively and flexibly, we love to solve problems and do so with great success. We also understand that regardless of how well a strategy is constructed and mechanisms are created, it is people who think and act. Our employees are precious to us and to reflect this perspective, we focus on developing them and creating an enjoyable and rewarding workplace.
Thermotraffic and Norish are a 100% subsidiary of Nichirei Corporation.
Get in touch!
If you think you think this is the role for you, please contact us today at +31 (6) 82399779 or e.pelisson(at)thermotraffic.com .