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Maintenance Technician

Ref No: DFP/MT/10/21

Location: Duncrue Food Processing Plant
Closing Date: 5th November 2021

The Maintenance Technician will take responsibility for preventative and reactive maintenance to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of production within the factory.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all machines within the factory are checked and maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommendations;
  • Source parts in line with efficiency and cost effectiveness;
  • Analyse current processes and make recommendations in relation to overall maintenance improvements;
  • Produce reports as requested by Management;
  • Implement changes in line with Health and Safety concerns where required.

The Person:

  • Time served in a mechanical or multi-skilled discipline with 5 years’ working experience in a manufacturing or production environment;
  • Be qualified to at least HND Level in a mechanical discipline;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of safety systems and safety legislation;
  • Can interpret technical drawings;
  • Worked in an environment with high pressure steam systems;
  • A working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing;
  • The ability to interact with staff at all levels including senior management;
  • General fabrication and wielding experience;
  • Have own transport and a current UK driving licence;
  • Be self-motivated and highly organised;
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills;
  • Be willing to learn new tasks and prioritise workload.

Preference will be given to those with:

  • A valid forklift licence;
  • Recent experience of sourcing parts and getting quotes for planned work;
  • Prior experience of working in the food industry;
  • Good electrical knowledge;
  • Previous experience of working with boilers. 

A normal working week is Monday to Friday 8am – 4.30pm with an on call every 4th week.

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 strategy.

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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.

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