Maintenance Engineer


£50k - 55.6k per year


Sector: Food & Drink
Function: Maintenance & Facilities
Contact: James Randall
Phone: 07947 343990
Job Ref: 66522

Job details

Jonathan Lee is exclusively working with Suntory to help them hire Maintenance Engineers for their engineering department. Suntory is a global company with over 125 years experience, creating new value and always providing high-quality iconic products to enrich the everyday lives of our consumers. As an engineer, you will have a direct impact on the quality, characteristics and availability on shelves of our much-loved products Ribena and Lucozade. This full-time maintenance Engineer role is based in Coleford and offers an attractive total package of £50,000 to £55,600 plus excellent benefits.

As a Maintenance Engineer, you will be a member of a team dedicated to the efficient production of high-quality products under the direction of the Engineering line owner.

In your first few weeks in the Maintenance Engineer role, you can expect to:

  • Demonstrate at all times safe working behaviour as part of the Maintenance Engineering team
  • Ensure product quality is assured through the appropriate maintenance activities
  • Help develop planned maintenance activities that drive continuous improvement of the reliability of our primary and secondary packaging assets
  • Support the development of SAP PM and other systems to drive planning and control and focused improvements

You should apply if you can demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:

  • ONC/HNC within Engineering Discipline and at least 2 years of experience within an engineering-based field (FMCG environment would be an asset)
  • An Electrical or Multi Skilled Engineering Bias. 
  • Good communication skills, able to build strong relationships at all levels of organisation and influence
  • Inquisitive mindset, challenging status quo and pro-active
  • Learning mindset, looking to better yourself and take on challenges that will support your growth
  • Base knowledge of process control systems and /or competence to adapt & learn
  • Basic computer skills and willingness to embrace new technology
  • Good levels of dexterity and capability to perform manual handling operations

About Suntory
Suntory Group is a Japanese company and the world’s third-biggest player in the drinks industry. Renowned for their alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including whisky, beer and soft drinks. Suntory’s Coleford Factory was built in 1946 and spans 53 acres, employing more than 300 people who help make their much-loved drinks, Lucozade and Ribena. Suntory’s diverse and iconic portfolio includes, amongst many other brands, Orangina, Yamazaki and Hibiki whiskies, Premium Malts and V. Suntory wouldn’t achieve what they do without the people who are at the heart of everything they do. Their people unleash their spirit daily, they craft exceptional drinks and they fuel growth.

A future with Suntory
Joining Suntory isn’t just about taking on a role, it’s about embarking on a career journey. You have the opportunity to work with talented, inspiring and authentic leaders and have the freedom to dream big and go for it (Yatte Minahare). At Suntory, you’ll find a supportive work environment that values work-life balance and that will help you realise your full potential and grow for good.

What makes life at Suntory brilliant?
At Suntory, we understand the importance of looking after our people. We don’t believe in a one size fits all so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to salaries.

  • Bonus Plan of 8% based on your personal performance and our business performance
  • Opportunity to work overtime
  • Personal development with our own online Suntory University which gives you free access to learning, on-the-job coaching, more formal training
  • 26 days, increasing to 27 days after five years and 28 days after 10 years of service. This is in addition to paid public holidays
  • Competitive pension plan. All employees will be enrolled into the Suntory UK Group Personal Pension Plan at a default employee contribution rate of 2% and company contribution of 5% Suntory’s max contribution is 10% if the employee contribution is 5%.
  • Private medical assurance
  • Cycle to work which is an affordable way to get your new commuting gear
  • Discounted staff shop
  • Recognition scheme
  • Benefit hub (discounts)
  • For Coleford-based employees, there is an onsite gym which offers subsidised membership

Suntory’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Commitment
Suntory’s dedication to diversity and inclusion is not a statement but woven into the fabric of our culture, evident in its workforce of over 40 000 employees spanning across every continent and headquartered in Tokyo. We bring people together as Suntorians and we treat our uniqueness - be it culture, background, experience, or career trajectories - as strengths. We cultivate an inclusive workplace where authenticity thrives, spirits are unleashed and everyone can feel like they belong. 

You might feel like you don't tick all the boxes but don't let that hold you back from applying and go for it. We would love to know what you can bring to help make Suntory better, a company that is committed to Growing for Good. 

To apply and register your interest in this full-time Maintenance Engineer position in Coleford, please reach out to James Randall at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

T: 07947343990





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