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Project/Manufacturing Engineer, Mackle Snacks Ltd

Who we are…..

Mackle Snacks Ltd, based in Co Tyrone, commenced trading in 2005 and is involved in the production, marketing and retailing of an array of corn snack food products. The range of extruded products covers the different sectors of the baby category and adult snacking which this range has expanded to included novel products such as a new range of ingredients with fruit coatings.
Currently, Mackle offers a contract manufacturing facility to a range of companies to manufacture their products. Furthermore, this has been a successful business model.

What the role will involve…….

The proposed project will support the development of a number of new healthy snack products, to meet the growing market needs. A new process development in the form of a novel manufacturing technique is required.

Currently, Mackle produces these superfood snacks but only at a very small scale as the manufacturing infrastructure is not suitable. The successful graduate will be key in new process development for these sought after products, enabling Mackle to scale-up the manufacturing capabilities to full production and developing engineering expertise in-house.

As well as an attractive salary offering up to £30,000, the successful graduate will lead this 12 month project, in a supportive partnership with Dundalk Institute of Technology and can also choose to undertake a fully funded post graduate qualification in Business & Management as part of the employment package.

We need you to have…….

Honours Degree with an award classification of a minimum (H2.2) in one of the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • or Similar

Legally permitted to work in BOTH the UK and the EU.

We would like you to have…..

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment with a particular focus on process design and process evaluation
  • Strong design and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of the currently-adopted best practices in manufacturing methods.
  • Knowledge of automation in the food industry.


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