Multi Skilled Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Haverhill

KatKin’s Opportunity

Cats are undeniably champions of the Internet. They're cute, hilarious, and can be jerks, so honestly what's not to love? But, while they've been getting the recognition they deserve online, they've been left by the wayside in the pet food industry, with legacy FMCG companies opting to offer variations of dog food for them rather than providing food formulated for their dietary needs – did you know they're obligate carnivores, so a high meat diet is a biological necessity?

Enter KatKin.

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

If you want to join and grow an ambitious, mission-driven, high-growth startup that’s making a genuine difference to cat’s (and their people’s) lives, you’ll love working at KatKin.

With a growing audience of cat people, an expanding Fresh meals recipe book, and the science to back it all up, you get the sense that KatKin is a mere whisker away from becoming a household name for helping cat people do the best for their cats. 

The Role
This role will report directly to the Factory Manager and will play a key part in ensuring that our automated  kitchen keeps cooking. You will do this through effective and efficient upkeep of all production and site services equipment. Our manufacturing kitchen will rely heavily on fault finding and problem solving on a broad range of equipment and situations.
This Hands-On Role Includes Ownership Of:
  • Maintain all site electrical and mechanical equipment in relation to machinery, buildings, support services and utilities to the required legislative standards, safety, and business requirements

  • Reactive maintenance to plant breakdowns and ancillary equipment to limit production downtime to a minimum including diagnostics or involvement in Root Cause Analysis

  • Proactive machine maintenance in accordance with the PPM schedule

  • Identify areas of improvement and liaise with the site team to implement them.

  • Occasional installation requirements, though the job will be predominantly oriented towards maintaining machinery uptime.

  • Ensure planned maintenance tasks are carried out in line with the plan, safely, cost-effectively and to agreed standards and timescales, without compromising food safety or health & safety requirements

Who You Are
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an Engineering or Technician Role Strong in a production, manufacturing or FMCG environment

  • Excited for a challenge and keen to build something from the ground up

  • Someone who loves the pace and excitement of DTC food manufacturing

  • Easily approachable with good interpersonal skills

Nice to Have (but not essential)
  • Loves cats (obviously)

  • Qualified in electrical/mechanical engineering

  • 18th Edition Electrical Regulations

  • Knowledge of Food Safety, Food Hygiene, HACCP standards 

  • Knowledge of Multivac lines preferred but not essential as training will be provide

  • PLC Programming Experience in Modern System

What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary

  • Career defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast

  • 28 Days holiday including bank holidays plus your birthday off. Rising in line with length service to a maximum of 33 days. 

  • Discount for KatKin fresh meals

  • AXA Health Insurance including optical and dental

  • Yearly personal development budget 

  • Company pension

To Apply
Submit your details below, or email Jessica@katkin.com
About us
We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At KatKin we celebrate differences, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. 

We want to make our recruitment processes accessible to everyone, so if there is any way that we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact jessica@katkin.com
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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