North East England


Major Recruitment are looking for an Electrical Engineer/Electrician to join our client on a full time, permanent basis.

The purpose of this role is varied, with a focus on, preventative maintenance, installation, and safety checking of electrical control systems and related components across all sites across the north east.

Roles and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

Reporting to the Senior Electrical Engineer and Maintenance Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the plants are maintained in order to achieve the required plant runtime.

Ensuring that the planned weekly preventative maintenance shift for each site and plant is carried out to specification.

  • Fault finding, fault diagnosing, testing and repair of electrical equipment, static and mobile plant.
  • Plan and complete preventative maintenance for each site within agreed timeframes.
  • Agree and maintain par stock of essential parts as well as adhering to the department budget with the aid of order numbers and spend controls.
  • Project and Installation work to improve efficiency and safety of all sites.
  • Keep up to date and develop technical knowledge.
  • Read and understand schematic and wiring diagrams.


  • The successful candidate must be apprentice trained or equivalent – City and Guilds NVQ L3, ONC, or above, as well as be 18thEdition BS7671 qualified

Additional Info:

  • Shifts: Will initially be 07:00 -16:30 until trained
  • Shift Pattern – one week of each shift 06:00 – 15:30, 07:00 – 16:30 and 13:30 – 23: 00
  • On Call rota is 1 in 4 – paid additionally
  • Company Vehicle and fuel card provided

Mechanical Technician

Major Recruitment are working alongside our client to assist them in the recruitment of a Mechanical Technician to join them on a full time permanent basis.

The purpose of the role is to assist the plant maitnenance team covering 4 sites across the north east as well as take responsibility for the planned preventative and reactive mechanical maintenance.

Duties include but not limited too:

  • To carry out equipment breakdowns effectively and efficiently.
  • To extract/receive and carry out planned preventative Maintenance (from CMMS) on all pre-processing equipment aiming to achieve maximum plant availability, with zero unplanned down time.
  • Participate in daily, weekly and monthly preventative maintenance inspections.
  • Conduct safety compliance inspections and maintain records.
  • Ensure that programed work is completed on time, to the satisfaction of business requirement.
  • Working to health and safety, environmental other standards as they apply to the process.
  • Maintaining standard operating procedures as required.
  • Support external buildings/service maintenance contractor teams (fire alarms, compressor etc.)
  • Develop/document training material to facilitate transfer of skills and knowledge to other members.
  • Effective evidence and control of critical spares for all key processes and ask for complete it.
  • Experience of working with engineering drawings.
  • Adhere to safe working practice and procedures including and not limited to lockout, tag out, confined space and working at heights.

Knowledge and Experiance required:

  • Welding experience will be advantageous
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in specific mechanical tasks.
  • Electrical experience would be an advantageous.
  • NVQ L3 in suitable engineering subject


  • Knowledge of production process equipment.
  • Hydraulic and pneumatAdditional: ic knowledge.
  • Report writing.

Senior NPD Technologist

NPD Technologist (New Product Development)

My client a successful and well-respected food manufacturer are seeking a Senior NPD Technologist as part of continued growth and new business wins. You work and collaborate with the NPD team from product concept to launch.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop new products – aligned with the business strategy and vision.
  • Collaborate with development projects, on time in budget.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and retailers.
  • Ensure product launches are met.
  • Trend analysis, recipe, raw materials sourcing, packaging and factory trials, shelf life

Skills and experience:

  • Understanding of HACCP, GMP and hygiene.
  • Basic understanding of Microbiology and Nutrition.
  • Strong communicator.
  • Experience with collaborating with a team.
  • Experience working with retailers.


  • Food safety and Hygiene Qualification.
  • Days Mon- Friday, 8.00am-5pm.
  • Pension.
  • Canteen.
  • Discount App
  • Saving Scheme

Development and progression within the business and Group