joseph holt red brick brewery in manchester


Where: Empire St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1JD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Engineering Technician to join our team.

Our Brewery in Cheetham Hill, Manchester consists of, but is not limited to a boiler, compressors, pumps, cask and keg packaging lines, CIP sets, grain handling systems, a variety of push button and SCADA control systems. We have been on the same site since 1860 and have old technology next to new but we are not afraid to update and modernise when needed.


Key Responsibilities:

  • We are looking for a multi-skilled engineer (preferably electrical bias) to work in our brewery and packaging lines.
  • You will perform electrical and mechanical maintenance on site, either directly or with the assistance of contractors.
  • You will be part of the maintenance team on site.
  • Process optimisation and improvements will be key.
  • You will take part in routine, planned and preventative maintenance for site and be required to keep records for the brewery.
  • There will be some project work and Capex opportunities.
  • Working hours are flexible with 45 hours per week Mon-Fri.


The Successful Candidate:

  • Necessary trade qualifications (NVQ, Apprenticeship, HNC, 18th edition) preferably with an electrical bias.
  • Self-motivated, driven, willing to challenge and improve and have a good work ethic.
  • Some experience of work on SCADA systems / PLCs is beneficial, but not essential.
  • Good commination skills and the ability to deal with multiple stakeholders.
  • Highly organised, motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Enjoy working within a small friendly team.
  • You will report into the Head Brewer and work closely with the brewers on site.


What we offer:

  • 23 days holiday a year + 5 bank holidays
  • Company discount card; 20% off food and drink when purchased together. 20% off accommodation
  • Company-wide celebrations and awards, Various fundraising events and Star of the Month
  • Company Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistant Programme – available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Incredible external discounts and rewards scheme
  • Induction and Ongoing training
  • Free onsite parking
  • The chance to gain a qualification through our apprentice scheme
  • Long Service Awards; 10, 20, 30, and 40-year awards


Who are we:

Joseph Holt is an independent, six-generation family-owned company, with 128 pubs across the Northwest, ranging from traditional community pubs, food led destination pubs and some with onsite letting rooms. Since 1849 we have been brewing a wide range of award-winning beers in our Manchester brewery, which have won 7 Gold Medals at the International Brewing Awards at the last 7 International Brewing Awards in the last 14 years alone. Alongside this, we have an ever-expanding Free Trade and sell beer to multiple types of accounts across the country. We are a friendly, family run Brewer and Pub Company that are passionate about what we do and the people who work for us. For over 100 years, we have fundraised for the Christie Hospital and also support different charity appeals throughout the community.

For more information on our Brewery and Awards see here.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing Brewer and pub company, with a genuine focus on people. To apply please send your CV to Lynsey Halley via email at [email protected]

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