IT Engineer Graduate (J002486)

Full Time
East Midlands
Date added: Thursday 11 November 2021

o Do you have an ambitious nature that strives towards high performance?
o Personal integrity to pursue a career for life in an industry that will continue to grow?
o Willing to be inclusive and embracing of a diverse forward-thinking business?
o Feel you have the excellence to drive innovation through dedication and hard work?
o Looking for a company you want to work with and for?

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to Information Systems and Engineering across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Information Systems Graduate to be part of a high-performance team at one of our Advanced manufacturing sites. You will be a key part of our Operational team, working closely with Engineering and our Production Systems teams, at our main manufacturing sites in Brackley (Northamptonshire).

Purpose of the Role

As an IT Engineer you will support the Avara business operation by developing, integrating, and supporting operational system solutions. Interface between Production, Engineering, IT and third-party suppliers.

You will be working within a fast-paced, dynamic FMCG factory environment which is noisy and refrigerated in some areas, manufacturing short shelf-life products where hygiene standards are critical. The role is both factory and office based.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of the factory operation solutions including access rights, new users, security and company settings.
  • Design, implement and support the company’s internal business and customer facing software and hardware infrastructure
  • Documenting existing / new processes and procedures and updating as and when required.
  • Maintaining communications with users to advise of solution changes as necessary
  • Delivering training as required
  • Maintain and develop training and troubleshooting documentation
  • Maintaining data standards
  • Audit system performance and utilisation, maintaining KPI reporting
  • 3rd party and internal support calls analysis
  • Provide housekeeping
  • To provide support in report writing and obtaining data extracts for departments across the business.
  • Identifying areas for improvement and streamlining and implementing approved changes
  • Aid on other integrations with other solutions
  • Liaise with the IT department with any IT Issues that impact the operation solutions
  • Maintain support issue log.
  • Coordinate testing of updates and issue update notifications and changes
  • To support specific projects as required

What We Are Looking For

As a IT Engineer Graduate, we are looking for a driven and ambitious graduate to join our team. To be successful you will:

  • An Information Systems related Bachelor’s degree (eg. BSc Computer Science / Information Technology / Information Systems / Data Science)
  • Some experience of working with large data sets, good data analysis and reporting skills (using MS Excel) with a proactive and tenacious approach to problem solving
  • Experience of following IT/IS processes and procedures
  • Ambition to develop and build on existing information security skills and ability to take ownership of own learning and development goals
  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multi-task and thrive in a timeline-driven environment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Have an inquisitive and forward-thinking mindset, who is always looking to learn and develop
  • Be confident in building effective working relationships and working as part of a team. 

What’s In It For You?

A real job from day one that will give you the chance to have an influential impact through innovation and enthusiasm.
We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. As an Production Systems Engineer, you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.

 You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

  • £26,000 – £30,000 starting salary (depending on experience)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Lifestyle benefits such as exclusive perks and discounted shopping vouchers, wellbeing support and discounted gym membership
  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays (raising to 25 days over duration of employment)
  • Relocation Support, the business will support Graduates when relocating to a new area for a role
  • Graduate Development Pathway and opportunity for qualifications and training in line with career aspirations

A Little About Us

Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:

  • Virtual interview process
  • Daily temperature screening
  • Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
  • Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
  • Face coverings required in all shared spaces
  • Increased cleaning regimes across sites
  • Virtual meetings and remote working

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.  


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