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Lead Engineer

Ref No: WS/LE/02/24

Location: Tandragee
Closing Date: 23rd February 2024

Reporting to the Engineering Team Leader, the successful candidate will be responsible for Developing, implementing and managing best practice engineering and maintenance solutions within White’s, covering efficient operation and control of plant, machinery and equipment, through maximising machine output and minimising production down time.

The Role:

  • Support the development of the systems and procedures within the department to create a ‘Lean’ working environment;
  • Ensure appropriate health and safety in all work activities and identify and implement improvements to work practices in relation to Health and Safety;
  • Assist in carrying out routine health and safety audits, improvement walks, accident & incident investigation & training to keep the site legally compliant with health and safety law;
  • Planning, costing and execution of process changes & new machinery/ production line projects;
  • Diagnosing, fault finding and repair of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering systems;
  • Planned Maintenance for both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering systems;
  • Development and improvements of maintenance methods for production equipment to optimise machine performance and output. 

The Person:

  • An Engineering qualification or time served apprenticeship;
  • Experience of both mechanical and electrical engineering;
  • A minimum four years’ experience in a similar role;
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment;
  • Experience of interpreting engineering drawings;
  • An understanding of a range of production lines and packing equipment.
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About Us

White’s has been milling oats in Tandragee, Co Armagh for 177 years. Part of the Fane Valley Group of companies, we supply a wide range of oat and porridge products to retail and food service customers throughout Ireland, the UK and in key export markets. At White’s we believe in quality in every part of our business, from the oats our dedicated growers produce to the standards we set ourselves, and the people who join our team.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

White's Oats is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better