Mechanical Technician - 4on 4 off Shift Pattern

Operations & Manufacturing Banbury Full-time United Kingdom

Job Description

The Banbury site is a large site with some equipment in use for over 20 years as such we are looking for an experience Technician.

This technician role will be on 4 on 4 off Shift in Coffee Process – which would include Spray Dried, Freeze Dried and Utilities (Boilers and Roasters). As a Technician at JDE you will work autonomously on fault prevention and Mechanical fault fixing. Working in this role will involve the following:

  • To undertake planned maintenance and breakdown work as required.
  • Work in line with JDE safety standards.
  • To work as a close-knit team to actively drive the resolution of plant breakdowns and resolve running issues.
  • Maintain good levels of housekeeping in all areas of the plant
  • To attend and actively participate in OPS/production meetings and RCA sessions. Report plant status and identify escalations as required
  • To actively support the operational team to meet volume demands
  • Active use of SAP to log breakdown data, correctives and booking parts out of Stores


  • Time served apprenticeship in mechanical discipline or Multi-skilled with a strong mechanical bias
  • You MUST have prior maintenance experience in a large factory environment such as Chemical Processing, Food or Drink Manufacturing, Power plants or even from within the military in a maintenance role candidates without this will not be considered.

Ideal Experiences

  • Experience working within an FMCG environment.
  • Motors/ gearboxes.
  • Pumps of various configurations (centrifugal, lobe, piston, diaphragm, etc.)
  • Valves, pipework and connecting joints.
  • Transportation systems of both liquid and solid product
  • Working with chemicals such as Caustic and Acid.
  • Working in either extreme heat or extreme cold.
  • Knowledge of boilers/ steam maintenance.
  • Experience and use of SAP maintenance software would be advantageous.

As part of a small working group the successful applicant will be expected to be self-motivated, a team player, flexible and prepared to take on a range of responsibilities without the need for supervision.

Additional Information

  • In return for the above we offer a salary (inclusive of Shift allowance) of £ £50K+ 
  • Medical Options 
  • Pension scheme up to 15% Contributory
  • 24 Days Holiday
  • Working in Freeze Dried would require a cold room medical which would have to be passed prior to any successful offer.
  • We cannot offer sponsorship or Visa's for this role. Only candidates with Full right to work eligibility will be considered.

 For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.