Pasta Evangelists

Facilities & Maintenance Engineer

At Pasta Evangelists, we deliver fresh pasta dishes of restaurant quality across the UK. In this market where pasta is worth £3.8bn, we are the only company disrupting it. Our mission is clear: We are going to be THE authority in fresh, artisan pasta.

Department: Operations

Location: London

Reporting into: General Manager

Purpose of the Job:

Managing and developing the business unit engineering team into a professional, efficient and effective multi skilled engineering function. Maintaining a high standard food factory which is industry leading, taking full ownership on maintaining all machines across the site.  

Who you are:

  • You have experience as a maintenance engineer with mechanical bias. Engineering related qualification or proven experience. 
  • Food manufacturing background.
  • You are able to work proactively with a strong desire for continuous improvement within the operation. 
  • You have good analytical skills and excellent eye for detail.
  • Experience managing a team of people.
  • You are well organized, calm & level headed, consistent in nature, trustworthy and reliable.
  • You are able to work flexibly according to the needs of the business.
  • You are an excellent problem-solving person with the ability to identify issues and deal with them. 
  • You don’t turn a blind eye to issues, but instead you jump on them and have a strong desire to solve them.
  • … A Pasta lover!

 What you'll do at Pasta Evangelists:

  • Optimizing production efficiencies through the effective planning & implementation of a ppm using external contractors where required.
  • Ensuring all equipment and machinery on site confirms with food safety requirements and statutory health and safety standards.
  • Supporting the continuing maintenance improvement program to reduce costs and improve production efficiency.
  • Managing relationships with key stakeholders.
  •  Ensuring all equipment and building fabric is maintained in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Full ownership of maintenance contractors, arranging services and repairs.
  • Responsibility for contractors on site to ensure all food safety and H&S standards are adhered to at all times.
  • PPM’s in place and adhered to 100% of the time across all equipment on site.
  • Managing and taking full ownership of general repairs and maintenance contracts budget on the P&L. 
  • Ensuring all equipment on site meets H&S standards. 
  • Ensuring staff training is provided on any new equipment.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the site team across all levels. 
  • Ensuring all statutory requirements with regards to maintenance are met e.g. gas, PAT testing, electrical inspections, water quality, air etc.
  • Commission new equipment in conjunction with technical team and operations.
  • Driving site oee on a daily basis cross functionally. 
  • Driving engineering team members development on a continual basis.
  • Supporting a wider team in relation to non-maintenance challenges day to day.

What we can offer:

  • Competitive salary to attract best talent
  • Join a dynamic, fast-moving & diverse team
  • Regular team socials and pasta tastings, as well as occasional trips to ‘il bel paese’
  • Free Pasta Evangelists products
  • Free Italian lessons
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days of paid annual leave (plus bank holidays)

Who we are:

At Pasta Evangelists, we deliver fresh pasta dishes of restaurant quality across the UK. In this market where pasta is worth £3.8bn, we are the only company disrupting it. 

Our mission is clear: We are going to be THE authority in fresh, artisan pasta. 

And whilst we are a digitally-native DTC brand, through www.pastaevangelists.com, we are also the largest pasta brand in the UK on Deliveroo and the only pasta brand in Harrods where we have our amazing restaurant and counter. We are also sold in other channels such as Ocado, Amazon, Zapp, Getir.

We have recently been acquired by Barilla, the biggest pasta company in the world. We continue to operate independently with the same startup culture and energy, whilst benefiting from the backing of one of the largest food groups internationally. 

Pasta Evangelists is one of the fastest-growing food tech companies in the UK, having increased revenues by 30x in the past 3 years. Given our ambitions, we are looking for exceptional professionals to lead our business through its next growth chapter.

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