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Maintenance Team Lead

Ref No: DFP/MTL/01/23

Location: Duncrue Food Processing Plant
Closing Date: 8th February 2023

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Maintenance Team Lead will be responsible for developing, implementing, and leading best practice engineering solutions within DFP, as well as providing leadership and direction to a team of engineers.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Have an Engineering qualification or time served apprenticeship.
  • At least four years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in leading teams and getting the best out of direct reports, be a team player
  • Ability to lead staff and provide direction to shift engineers.
  • Experience of implementing and developing preventative maintenance management systems and development of TPM.
  • An excellent knowledge of mechanical systems.
  • Work experience of interpreting engineering drawings.
  • An understanding of a range of production lines and packing equipment.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and highly organised

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Experience in improvement initiatives
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in developing and enhancing health and safety standards and awareness and implementation of best practices.
  • Experience of both mechanical and electrical engineering
  • mechanical/ electrical experience (80/20)
  • Experience in working with steam / boilers
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving qualities.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and navigate through change and growth – all the while remaining focused and paying attention to detail to get urgent agendas resolved.

The successful candidate will be expected to be flexible in their working hours to accommodate the operational needs of the business which may include shift work.

In return all employees will have access to a Healthcare Plan (includes children up to the age of 18), Company Pension with Life Assurance and an active Health and Well Being programme. 

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About Us

Duncrue Food Processors Ltd (DFP) was established in 1979 and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading Beef Dripping producers. Its primary operation is the manufacture of high-quality Beef Dripping which is sold to the fast food, catering and food manufacturing industries.

With a dedication to total quality, the company has Grade 'AA' BRC approval and has established an enviable reputation for producing market leading products, manufactured to the very highest quality standards. Major investment by the company in our refining and de-odorising plant together with our in-house laboratory has ensured that we are equipped to meet the changing demands of our customers.


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

Duncrue Food Processors 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.