Multi Skilled Engineer


📣  A bit about the role:

As a Multi Skilled Engineer for a dual site operation, Rudie’s Kitchen, our Manufacturing Site and Ace’s Pantry, our UK Warehouse & Fulfilment Centre, you will have full accountability for the Efficient up-keep of all production, fulfilment and site services equipment.

The Engineer needs to be able to fault-find and problem-solve on a broad range of equipment and situations, which is key to resolving technical/engineering issues in a high-volume production environment where keeping the plant running safely and efficiently is the prime objective.

In this role, you can expect to…

  • Partner with our production and fulfilment teams to ensure the full availability of people, knowledge, skills and equipment to keep us cooking (and to be able to cook more as we scale).
  • Be an expert, guide and coach demonstrating shift leadership during the day-to-day running of the Kitchen, advising and sharing a view of how we can operate during proactive and reactive requirements with the shift leadership team.
  • Be readily available and the first point of contact to diagnose and fix plant issues, including site services. 
  • Own and drive the reliability of our machinery and react promptly and proactively to breakdown issues escalated across the entire Kitchen whilst on duty.
  • To provide the final port of call for our teams in diagnosing reasons for the plant not running to Standard Operating Conditions and being the highest technical skill within the factory's day-to-day operation.
  • Carrying out Root Cause Analysis of efficiency losses & significant breakdowns. 
  • To drive the CI plan for your area of ownership, working alongside the days-based Engineering Team
  • Being a key part of the operations team through short interval control meetings, collaborating cross functionally and supporting Op’s with coaching, SOP writing and Technical Training.
  • Ensure a robust and informative handover to the oncoming shift to ensure activity continues cohesively, equally ensuring handover to the other side so we can always be moving things forward.


Rudies & Aces systems:

Provide site Services (Cooling systems, steam, air, water, gas and electricity) and full site asset install base (Mixing, Filling, Cooking, Freezing & Fulfilment).

👋  A bit about you

  • Strong multi-skilled engineering background including completion of a recognised apprenticeship.
  • Qualified to HNC level in an Engineering discipline.
  • Hungry for a challenge and keen to grow something to our next phase of growth
  • Excellent Communication skills, able to engage with shift operations teams
  • P.C literate in: Cloud based system, ideally Google Suite, etc.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in an Engineering or Senior Technician Role
  • Supervisory experience with broad working knowledge of relevant safety legislation.
  • Well practised planning, organisation and scheduling skills.
  • Ability to coach and train, leading others by example.
  • Easily approachable with good interpersonal skills, with creative thinking and analytical skills
  • Loves dogs (naturally)

🥳What's In It For You?🥳

  • Enjoy 257.5 hours of holiday per year, plus an extra 8 hours for each year of service (up to 40 hours).*
  • 39 hours of pre-booked paws days to support good wellbeing and self care.*
  • Unlock a £500 annual budget for personal learning and development.
  • Get discounted Private Medical Insurance and dental cover.
  • Satisfy your taste buds with subsidised food from a variety of street food vans, and of course, pay day pizza!
  • Butternut branded uniform provided (fleece, footwear, hi-vis)
  • Enrolment into the company pension scheme and sick pay
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Private showers, changing facilities and dedicated locker space
  • Treat your furry friend with an employee discount on Butternut Box.
  • Comfy, bright and airy kitchen space with lunch making facilities and large screen TVs
  • Free tea, coffee, and fruit (and pay day pizzas)
  • Opportunity to grow, develop and learn with internal training programmes
  • Be part of an energetic and high performing team
  • Team socials & events
  • Say goodbye to parking woes with free parking and electric car charging.

🐶 A bit about Butternut


At Butternut, we put the food back into dog food. We believe dogs deserve to eat the healthiest, most natural and tastiest food with none of the nasties. That’s why we make freshly prepared dog food. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions.

Our goal is to help dogs live healthier, happier and longer lives whilst leaving humans smiling after every interaction. We’ve come a long way since our co-founders (Kev & Dave) hand-delivered the first Butternut Box, we now feed a lot of dogs across the UK - but we want to feed dogs everywhere. And to do this, we need a team of brilliant people who share that ambition to come and work with us. 

Butternut has come a long way since Kev & Dave (co-founders) hand-delivered the first Butternut Box, and they are now looking for brilliant people to join the team for this next part of the story.


❗️A few things to note: 

  • There is no closing date for this role. However, we normally experience a high volume of applications so if you are interested we suggest applying as soon as possible.
  • We aim to respond to all applicants personally. Our recruitment team is small so do bear with us.
  • Butternut Box is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome people of different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.
  • We're not afraid of putting extra weight on candidates from underrepresented groups. We want strong, diverse teams built from different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We're ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.
  • This role is also being recruited by our recruitment partners Micheal Page.


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