Engineering Production / Packaging Technician - Oldham

Park Cakes is a c£180 million business which manufactures cake and desserts to supply the own brand products of major retailers, this vacancy is at our Oldham site.

This is a new semi skilled role which reports to our Engineering Department, you will be responsible for the daily running and upkeep of the machines and equipment in your given area, and will be required to perform a variety of mechanical tasks to diagnose problems and fix machines.

You will also assist production areas by engaging in actions that will maximise line performance.

The role would suit a someone who can demonstrate some previous mechanical training/ affinity with fixing machines or a young person who has undertaken some mechanical studies and is looking to start work.

Responsibilities Include

  • Setting up, servicing and repairing various types of packaging and production machinery
  • Actioning a preventative maintenance schedule to include, lubrication, cleaning and replacing worn/depreciated parts etc,
  • Providing reports on the tasks undertaken
  • Assisting Bakeries with a variety of basic semi skilled tasks
  • Training colleagues on simple setting up and maintenance of machines
  • Liaising with Engineers and production staff in order to negate against disruption

The Ideal Candidate

  • Ideally experience in a similar role/ or knowledge of fault diagnosis and a 'desire' to fix mentality, or if starting your career some experience of a mechanical based qualification
  • A natural self starter who will not require direction but will manage their own time and continually identify and engage in opportunities to improve production performance and reduce downtime
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexibility to support the team

Hours of Work: Shifts are Monday to Friday either 6 - 2pm or 2pm - 10pm


  • Salary is dependent upon experience up to 20,000 per annum
  • Money purchase pension scheme with statutory contribution of salary
  • Discount scheme operating across several online and high street retailers

To Apply: Please press the 'Apply' button, and shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 21 days. Thank you for your interest in this role.

This role may be of interest to the following: Engineering Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Production Team Leader, Line Leader, Production Operative, Leigh, Wigan, Manchester, Bolton, Warrington, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire

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