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Engineer (m/f/x)

Developing and testing solutions to solve technical issues within our manufacturing environment; that’s the top priority for our engineers!

In our factory in Merthyr Tydfil, we produce and pack up to 50 tons of wafer, marshmallow bars, toffees and eclairs per day on a large variety of production and packaging lines and machines. The effects of a downtime can then only be guessed at. It is up to you and the rest of the Engineering team to prevent these downtimes from happening and if they do happen, to keep them as short as possible.

You will operate the designated production department according to plan and maintain equipment efficiency, whilst ensuring that all specified standards (e.g. food safety and quality), policies, guidelines and regulatory requirements are complied with.

The job

Besides the above-mentioned main responsibilities, the job includes (but is most certainly not limited to):

  • operating to the planned preventative maintenance within the department, ensuring that all machinery and ancillary services are covered and reporting back any issues in within this plan to the Engineering or Section Manager;
  • identifying and troubleshooting process, material, or equipment problems to minimize downtime and recommending solutions;
  • developing, assembling, procuring, or modifying existing and new tooling, fixtures, and/or equipment to ensure production efficiency;
  • assisting with revisions and improvements to manufacturing methods and procedures, including writing change orders and deviations;
  • conducting time studies to quantify processing times and inspecting products to identify areas for process improvement and provide hands-on training to operators;
  • scheduling, performing and documenting routine maintenance on manufacturing and test equipment; and
  • actively promoting and supporting Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement initiatives, ensuring compliance with quality system requirements and collaborating with contractors on project specifications.

Our ideal candidate:

  • ONC/VRQ, with a NVQ level 3 in mechanical and electrical qualification;
  • Competent in PLC programming (basic understanding level accepted);
  • Proven track record in maintaining machinery that uses pneumatic valves, bearings, shafts, pumps, and gearboxes;
  • Experience with 3-phase equipment;
  • Experience with wrapping machines is an advantage;
  • Has a nose for electrical and mechanical fault finding and a problem-solving mindset;
  • Team player with good communication skills and flexibility to adapt;
  • High level of commitment and initiative;
  • Willing to work rotational shifts (including days, afternoons, and nights).

Does the above sounds like you and would you like to contribute to a smooth continuous manufacturing process and enjoy the benefits of being one of the first to try new products? Apply now!

Please send your CV, together with a short(!) cover letter to We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will become part of our Engineering team!

We offer you:

If you decide to join us, we will introduce you to our world of chocolate. You will work with your new colleagues right away and will quickly get acquainted with our product portfolio, packaging- en production lines, processes and systems.

  • A challenging and diverse job position in our world of chocolate;
  • Full-time employment according to company agreement in a global, growing group;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Training & career opportunities;
  • Chocolate (and other yummy treats)!

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Over Baronie

Baronie (bestaande uit Baronie Belgium NV, Baronie - De Heer BV, Baronie UK Ltd, Baronie Switzerland SA, Stollwerck GmbH en Chocolat Alprose SA) is een Europees zoetwaren- en voedingsbedrijf met vestigingen en productiefaciliteiten in België, Nederland, Duitsland, Verenigd Koninkrijk en Zwitserland. De internationale groep stelt ongeveer 1.900 mensen tewerk, die elke dag werken aan de productie van de meest kwalitatieve zoetwaren. Naast de productie van haar eigen merken, produceert de groep ook een groot assortiment aan private label producten in opdracht van tal van nationale en internationale retailers en wordt er samengewerkt met bekende merken op gebied van co-manufacturing.

Baronie aanvaardt geen ongevraagde hulp van intermediairs / uitzendbureaus of andere derden voor deze vacature. Toegestuurde cv's (in welke vorm dan ook) door genoemde partijen zonder geldige schriftelijke zoekopdracht van onze HR Manager, worden beschouwd als publieke informatie. Er zal aan genoemde partijen geen vergoeding zijn verschuldigd in geval een kandidaat wordt aangenomen van wie ongevraagd het cv en/of andere gegevens zijn toegestuurd.