engineering

Embrace engineering excellence

With the demand for our products growing and consumer trends constantly changing, engineers are pivotal members of the pladis family. pladis is a great place for you to grow your engineering career – we’re investing heavily in our manufacturing platform and have a strong emphasis on innovation. We strive for excellence and have an established culture of continuous improvement, always looking for efficient and innovative ways to make the most of our manufacturing capability.

We firmly believe in helping our engineers build their repertoire of knowledge and skills through training and development. Whether at entry level, as a multi-skilled engineer or one of our project engineers, we’ll motivate and inspire you to find the best possible solution to whatever challenges you meet.

Our engineers don’t work in isolation – our team liaises with a diverse group of people across the business – so we’re looking for people with strong communication skills and excellent teamwork abilities. You’ll need to be thorough, adaptable and confident with adopting leading edge technology to solve problems and find realistic solutions.

Embrace your engineering passion and join one of our seven manufacturing sites across the UK.  The roles we most commonly recruit for in engineering include project engineers, engineering managers and shift engineers.

David, Site Engineering Manager

I started my career on the graduate scheme – a role that attracted me because of the strength of the brands and the significant investment provided in graduate development. In the first year the scheme gave me extensive insights and experience into how the business operates at our manufacturing sites.

I then secured a role as a project engineer in Harlesden with responsibility for project managing the installation of a £10m packing line, targeted at increasing the manufacturing capability of the factory –  one of the largest value projects within the FMCG industry at the time. Although this was a huge responsibility, the business gave me a significant amount of support.

I then moved into an engineering project manager role at our McVitie’s Cake Company site. This was an extremely rewarding position as it provided me with responsibility for the site CAPEX spend and engineering project management team and gave me the chance to influence the future of the site.

I am now the site engineering manager at Halifax with overall responsibility for the engineering function, incorporating site services, project engineering and the engineering managers.  This position allows me to influence how the site operates across varying functions  and my investment in the site is visible across all levels, which I find hugely rewarding.

I feel extremely fortunate to work for a business like pladis that’s both global and family-owned. It cares about individual employees and gives you lots of opportunities to develop your career. There’s a clear plan for the future of the business and my team and I have clear objectives to help it achieve that plan.