General information

All posting locations: Wigan, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 05-Dec-2023

Ref #: R-76205

Description & Requirements

Reliability Engineer w/ Electrical Bias

Location: Kitt Green - Wigan, UK

Contract Type: Permanent

Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Role Purpose

Are you a Multiskilled Engineer with an Electrical Bias background & looking to make the next step with one of the world's best known Food & Beverage brands?

We are on the lookout for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our brand-new Reliability team! You will take ownership for asset reliability and reducing costs by implementing new maintenance practices across the site, supporting the maintenance team in implementing our Kraft Heinz Management System, all while mentoring and supporting the operations and engineering teams, as well as leading the collection and analysis of asset performance data.

To be successful in this role, you will have the aspiration to be a future leader, able to demonstrate outstanding influencing and coaching abilities through past experience. There are clear career pathways towards senior leadership roles here on site from our Reliability Lead roles - if you can see your future with one of the world's best loved Food & Beverage brands then we'd love to hear from you!

You will take ownership of:

  • Improving overall asset reliability across the different areas of the site by driving the introduction of best practices, standards and new ways of working for the maintenance team.
  • Lead the implementation of Reliability Centered Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance, Quantitative Preventive Maintenance and Condition Based Maintenance methodologies, tools and techniques.
  • Support the maintenance team in the implementation of the Kraft Heinz Management System, including review and improvement of maintenance strategies and asset care.
  • Own the creation of engineering standards, with the goal of improving asset reliability and cost reduction.
  • Providing technical support to the operations and engineering teams, collaborating closely with external service providers when vital.
  • Lead collection and analysis of asset performance data and critical metrics to guide improvement plans across the site.
  • Adhere to Safety and Quality standards, behaving as role model for the engineering teams.
  • Be the authority for asset performance and reliability within area of responsibility.
  • Own specific asset reliability improvement plans.
  • Generate asset performance and maintenance reports as required.
  • Ensure all site standards for parts and installations are up to date and adhere to industry standard methodologies.
  • Support management of external service providers.
  • Support the development of the site maintenance planning process.
  • Complete fault diagnosis and provide technical guidance with hands on approach when required.


  • 3+ years electrical or multiskilled electrical bias background, and related qualifications.
  • Tried and relevant working experience in industrial operations environment.
  • Experience in CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems).
  • Experience in Total Productive Maintenance methodology, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Condition Based Maintenance practices, Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) analysis and asset care optimisation strategy are desired.
  • Experience in continuous improvement, problem solving and root cause analysis tools, such as PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act), Ishikawa and 5W1H.
  • Strong analytical skills, a keen attention to detail.
  • A forward thinker who demonstrates a ‘can-do’ and ownership attitudes.
  • Has excellent communication and written skills.
  • Computer literate with solid understanding of MS Excel.

What we offer:

  • 27 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays,
  • Options to 'buy' additional annual leave,
  • Tusker Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme - no deposit, and insurance, servicing and maintenance are included,
  • Cycle to Work scheme,
  • Discounts on gym memberships,
  • Company matches and exceeds your pension contributions (up to 7%),
  • 12x Life Assurance
  • Virtual GP,
  • Best Doctors service - connects you with world leading specialists from the your home,
  • Private Medical Insurance,
  • Critical Illness Insurance,
  • Eyecare,
  • Savings on MOT, servicing and repairs at Halfords Autocentre,
  • Savings on Vodafone pay monthly deals.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.