Maintenance Engineer

Careers Calendar Posted 29/09/2022
Location Horsforth, Leeds
Salary Based on Experience
Department Operations

Our people are at the heart of our business and everything we do. Together, we help people create amazing personal care products by getting the ingredients right.

We are Stephenson, one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of solid format bases spanning soap, hair care and skincare and a unique range of sustainable ingredients. We have been working through generations to get the ingredients just right. Our heritage is important but it doesn’t define us.

We are a forward-thinking, innovative company, discreetly helping customers disrupt markets globally. Focussing on practical solutions to help our customers achieve their goals when it comes to their product development. We are a manufacturer that is passionate about people and the relationships they build. Working with some of the biggest names in our industry and having won two Queens Awards in the industry, our reputation for excellence throughout every stage of the process is exceptional.

Reporting to: Shift Managers

Department: Operations

Salary: Based on experience

About The Role

You will perform a range of mechanical activities on a three week shift rotation covering 24 hours per day, 5 days per week (core hours 37.5 hours per week). You will have excellent hydraulic and pneumatic knowledge and methodical fault-finding abilities to support continuous production performance carried out in a safe, controlled, and efficient manner. The key deliverable of the role is to drive forward the maintenance/technical standards across the SU operation.

Role Responsibilities

General duties include:

» Repairing medium-sized rotating equipment including vacuum drying plants, pumps, agitators, and gear boxes.

» Installing and/or repairing pipework, utilising TIG/MMA welding.

» Carrying out light fabrication work).

» Assisting when required with the daily and weekly operation of the steam boiler plant.

» Assisting where appropriate with the engineering environmental monitoring procedures.

» Carrying out general maintenance where appropriate.

Safety & the environment duties include:

» Responsible for completing Near Miss reports, Incident Events and, Workplace Observations as required.

» Support accident and environmental non-conformance investigations across the SU as appropriate.

» Understand the importance of Process Safety Systems and develop the appropriate skill to become fully operational.

» Understand the importance of behavioural safety.

» Understand and enforce relevant site safety policies & rules including safe isolation.

» Understand risk assessment to contribute to Task Hazard Analysis and engineering change procedure.

» Understand environmental impacts and the importance of control measures.

» Understand and comply with site waste management procedures.

» Support energy and waste reduction activities.

Quality duties include:

» Support for RCA (Root Cause Analysis) and Improvement activities: support technical countermeasures to prevent recurrence of Quality Events - this should also extend to maintenance activities.

» Support the Quality team in delivering technical improvements.

Performance maintenance duties include:

» Carry out prioritised work requests and future jobs.

» Record Breakdown detail in Breakdown Log for trend analysis.

» Support planning and fabrications of improvements in time for downtime intervals.

» Be involved in planned downtime, delivering prioritised improvements in identified areas.

» Support and ensure servicing levels across SU are meet.

» Support best practice improvements across areas.

» Support major breakdowns in areas as required.

» Ensure excellent internal communications between Engineering Shift Teams.

» Support performance improvement activities.

» Responsible for maintaining professional standards of housekeeping within the Engineering Workshop (e.g., service bay, craft benches) through a process of routine cleaning/organisation.

» Responsible for supporting GMP improvement activities.

» Responsible for ensuring the completion of GMP audits (own) and using results to focus improvements on Workplace Organisation.

» Support technical input into new installations.

» Support with completion of snag lists during new equipment installations.

People & team elements duties include:

» Take responsibility for arriving and leaving at required times for shift and ensuring a full handover with oncoming crew takes place.

» Taking responsibility for regulating breaks and mealtimes on shift such that the shift team supports the ongoing operation.

» Reporting any absence to Shift Manager following Absence Procedures.

» Training (giving and receiving).

» Creating One Point Lessons (OPLs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPSs) to pass on knowledge to colleagues.

» Keeping up to date with newly created OPLs/SOPs and log training completion.

» Attending agreed training sessions and ensuring that personal training records are kept up to date.

» Completing training programs on new items of production machinery.

» Contribute to developing training material for production areas as appropriate.

About You

Are you an Engineer looking for a challenge and an opportunity to advance your skills and your career in a great working environment? We are looking for someone passionate to join our manufacturing business, to help us keep making a difference. The role is within the Operations Team, and the successful candidate will relish the diversity of collaborating with multiple internal teams!

You will have great project management skills and understand the different engagement styles needed between presenting to key stakeholders or working daily with our Operations teams… so it goes without saying that great communication skills are a must!

Skills & Competencies

You will have a minimum of 3 years engineering experience.

You will have a flair for projects with the ability to work well within a project framework.

You will have the ability to identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities, an analytical thinker with people skills!

But the most important part is culture fit. We are looking for someone with passion and drive, a self- starter that is excited by the prospect of joining a growing business with big ambitions!


You will be based at our Leeds office and production site.


Please send CV’s to

Looking for more information?

If you have any questions about the business, the role or process please don’t hesitate to   get in touch with us.

Mike Boyle

Production Manager               0113 205 0900

Cheryl Speller

HR Officer                        0113 205 0916