Reliability Engineer

Job location:
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Created moment:
December 12, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06556

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Reliability Engineer

Job Summary

Reliability Engineer - Imerys Minerals Herreschoff Kiln

About us and this role

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide we are leaders in 80% of our markets. Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods.

We have an exciting new role available, created to provide engineering and technical support to the Site Engineering and Production Teams as well as leading  projects including new installations. This role reports to the Site Engineer and is responsible for leading the team of 5 Cross Skilled Engineers.

Health and Safety is paramount at Imerys and maintaining the health, safety and environmental standards on site, for yourself and others around you is essential.

What’s in it for you?

On offer is a competitive salary, a pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays as well as an excellent reward hub for savings on things like everyday purchases and more.

The role is on a day shift with compensated call outs expected as required (on a shared rotation basis). 

What are we looking for?

  • Ability to demonstrate and implement practicable solutions to Engineering & Process issues.

  • Innovative thinking with consideration given to all opportunities to improve any aspects of the operation.

  • Efficient problem solving, in order to continuously improve both maintenance and production efficiency.

  • Knowledge of electrical, ICA, mechanical engineering with a working knowledge of the other disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability to get in depth understanding of processes, to optimise best equipment settings and maintain the process plant to achieve required quality standards.

  • Full driving license

  • Fork Lift Truck license would be an advantage

In return we ask for:

  • HNC Engineering qualification or equivalent, or be progressing towards this, with a proven experience in plant engineering / process, supervising engineering maintenance teams

  • Relevant and demonstrated management experience in a production environment. Including a relevant and current CPD

  • A proven experience of promoting and adhering to safe working principles and to hold or be willing to undertake further training in this area, e.g. SHE Diploma Level 4, IOSH/ NEBOSH managing safely

  • Knowledge of contributing to budgets, managing costs on a regular basis and preparing proposals for Capital Expenditure

  • High degree of IT literacy

Position Type

Full time



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