Engineering Technician


We offer flexible working+ flexible fridays - 2 days at home and we try to finish our work by 1pm on a Friday!

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Milton Keynes, UK ⚠️

Hey! We’re Huel and we’re pleased to meet you! 👋 We're going to start by talking about our exciting new Engineering Technician position, but if you'd like the quick low down on us first including our growth story then just head to the bottom of this page!

The role

From mid 2024, we will be starting to ramp up manufacturing activities at our brand new MK facility! It’s a massively exciting new step in our journey and we are looking for a highly motivated Engineering Technician who will be involved from equipment installation and commissioning during the factory setup through to ensuring our manufacturing processes continue to run optimally. You’ll be working closely with the Automation and Production teams to minimise downtime and implement new technologies to improve efficiency and performance as our capability increases. You’ll be based on our new site in Milton Keynes working in our new Manufacturing Engineering team within our Operations function 🏭.

Initially based out of our Tring HQ, you’ll work in our new Manufacturing Engineering team within our Operations function. No day is ever the same, but here’s an insight into what you can expect!

  • Conduct routine inspections and maintenance of equipment, diagnosing and troubleshooting issues to identify and repair faulty components, keeping traceability records around work performed.
  • Respond to emergency situations, such as equipment failures and apply quick and effective solutions.
  • Implement preventive measures to avoid recurring problems and minimize future downtime, collaborating with automation partners where appropriate.
  • Support during factory acceptance (FAT) site acceptance tests with some travel to Europe potentially required, (SATs) and installation activities during site setup.
  • Provide training and support to operators and other staff on equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Manage spare parts inventory to ensure availability for repairs and maintenance, identifying and ordering necessary replacements.
  • Provide input and feedback on potential improvements to existing systems, Collaborating closely with the Automation Engineering function to optimize equipment and implement new technologies to improve efficiency and performance.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in compliance with health and safety regulations, identifying and addressing potential safety hazards

What we're looking for in you

  • This role will best suit someone with a practical engineering background and 3+ years of relevant experience in industry
  • Proven experience of maintaining and optimizing automated manufacturing equipment within a factory environment, from installation and commissioning, through to running and performance improvements
  • Proficient in diagnosing and troubleshooting mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems, using initiative to solve breakdowns and optimize equipment.
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) platform and preferably knowledge of maintenance requirements within regulated environments operating to recognized food safety or pharmaceutical standards (ie BRC)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills across Production, Engineering and Operations teams
  • A passion for change and continuous improvement will go a long way.
  • To keep up with life at Huel you will be someone who is able to work in a fast-paced environment and of course knows how to have fun too 🥳!

What do we offer in return?

We have a high-performance culture which is balanced evenly with world-class well-being initiatives and benefits that are tastier than our Salted Caramel Black Edition (and trust us, that’s saying something!)

🌴 30 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays

🥤 Free Huel to keep you going

🏋️ Free on-site gym

🧠 Free 1-on-1 therapy provided by Self-Space .

🏥 Private Medical and Health insurance for you and your loved ones, including free life insurance covering up to 4x your salary

💰 Pension Plan

⚡ Electric Car Scheme with onsite charging

🚴Cycle to Work Scheme

🤰 Enhanced Family Leave

👪 Workplace Nursery Scheme

💸 Paid Employee Referral Scheme

So what next?

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, then we’d love to hear from you! Click on apply to this job to send us your CV and cover letter and our talent team will be in touch with you.

We are Hueligans

We're all made up of our Huel DNA, but what makes us unique is our individual differences. We've created a culture of belonging and we celebrate the diversity our Hueligans add to our teams. We encourage authenticity, different views, and new ideas to enable us to create products that our customers around the world enjoy and love. Read more about our culture here.

Innovative food brand focused on nutritionally complete meals with minimal environmental impact.

Working Week

We offer flexible working+ flexible fridays - 2 days at home and we try to finish our work by 1pm on a Friday!

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Our Vacation Policy

Our vacation varies based on location but in the US this is 30 paid vacation days PLUS federal holidays, which works out as:

Remote Working Policy

Hybrid remote with options for remote work weeks during summer and Christmas.

Company Benefits

  • Private Medical and Health insurance for you, including free life insurance
  • Flexible working+ Flexible Fridays - 2 days at home and early finish on Fridays
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Huel Academy and monthly gym membership contribution
  • Free 1-on-1 therapy provided by BetterHelp

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Preventive Measures
  • Equipment Operation
  • System Improvement
  • Health Safety Compliance

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