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Date posted: 

York, ENG, GB

Job Function:  Maintenance
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  4417

Maintenance Technician

About the Unit

Yara Pocklington, part of the global company Yara International ASA, is a leader in the manufacture and marketing of foliar & micronutrients (liquids & powders) for use in agriculture worldwide and has an ambitious grown objective for the YaraVita global business.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, we are seeking a Maintenance Technician to provide effective maintenance within operations ensuring that all plant and equipment is maintained in accordance with agreed planned/preventative maintenance schedules and safe methods of work.

  • Carry out maintenance activities on site through effective planned/preventative maintenance routines and timely response to unplanned breakdowns.
  • Follow standard operating procedures
  • Follow strict Health & Safety procedures and Permit to Work
  • Carry out and/or follow Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • Support overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) by proactively working to improve plant reliability and availability.
  • Use the computerised preventive maintenance system
  • Multi-skilled maintenance (Mechanical & Electrical awareness) fitter qualified to minimum NVQ Level 3.
  • Welding and fabrication experience highly desirable.
  • Experience gained within a similar production environment.
  • High level of safety awareness and a good understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act and other attendant regulations.
  • Experience of COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) Regulations is highly desirable.
  • Understanding and experience of PLC’s fault finding, LOTO, PUWER and LOLA Regulations.
  • Able to produce, read and interpret electrical schematics, P&ID’s and engineering drawings.
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Good problem solving skills, able to diagnose and correct faults.
  • Good standard of IT literacy and a working knowledge of CMMS systems (preferably paperless).


Additional Information

This is a new role is a great opportunity for anyone wanting a rewarding job that supports a progressive expanding business.  If you are interested in this position please apply online.

Yara offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension and private healthcare.

For successful candidates, first interviews are planned for Wednesday 7th October.

Contact details

Paul McCartan - HR Specialist


Joe Kidd - Maintenance Manager


Apply no later than

Monday 28th September

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