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Date posted:  Mar 18, 2023

York, ENG, GB

Job Function:  Maintenance
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  14133

Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician

About the Unit

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, we are seeking a Multi Skilled 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 whilst embracing continuous improvement for new ways to improve.  The successful candidate must have Mechanical AND Electrical experience (to 18th Edition)


Yara Pocklington is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of speciality nutrient products for use in agriculture worldwide. The business has grown significantly in recent years and Yara has extremely ambitious growth objectives for its YaraVita business.  The Pocklington site is a medium sized speciality production facility. It is a top tier COMAH site involved in the batch production and packaging of speciality liquid and powder nutrient products.


  • 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.


  • Essential qualified to minimum NVQ Level 3
  • Essential qualified in 18th Edition wiring regs (17th Edition would be considered)
  • Competence in both Mechanical and Electrical disciplines
  • Experience gained within a similar production environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding relay logic and PLC fault finding.
  • Previous experience of woking with fluid-transfer pumps such as centrifugal and progressing cavity is desirable.
  • Understanding and experience of LOTO, PUWER and LOLA Regulations.
  • Experience of COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) Regulations is highly desirable.
  • Able to produce, read and interpret electrical schematics, P&ID’s and engineering drawings.
  • Good problem solving skills, able to diagnose and correct faults.
  • Good standard of IT literacy and a working knowledge of CMMS systems (preferably paperless).
  • Able to work changing, rotating shift patterns as and when required to match the seasonal demand.

Additional Information

Package on top of a salary includes:

  • 25 days annual leave with option to purchase extra days
  • upto 10% employer pension contribution
  • private health cover (physical & mental health support, physio, counselling, Virtual GP service)
  • bike to work scheme
  • bonus 
  • employee advisory service


Knowledge grows through differences: As a global organization we actively strive to reflect diversity in society. Therefore, we encourage all qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.   

Yara is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in DE&I ambassador networks.

Contact details

If interested please apply online - Interviews will take on 13th or 14th of April.


Apply no later than

Sunday 2nd April 2023

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