Current Vacancies

Jarvis is regarded worldwide as a centre of excellence for the development and production of high quality skin and haircare cosmetics and the preparation of scientifically advanced botanical extracts.

Everyone at Jarvis is aware of this unique heritage, and is proud to be part of a 100-year-old tradition of providing a personal, highly efficient, flexible service to the cosmetic and toiletry industry as well as scientific and technical advice to new and established clients alike.

Our current vacancies are shown below.

Maintenance Engineer

Reporting to the Company Director you will be part of the team ensuring that all the cosmetic products we produce meet the exceptionally high standards that our niche brands expect from Jarvis. The environment is fast paced, clean and friendly and we are expanding our team to meet growing customer demands.

This is a challenging and varied role with responsibility for running all aspects of engineering and maintenance across the site. You will also be involved in ensuring our quality and productivity standards are met and that we continue to exceed our GMP certification requirements. This role is one where no two days will be the same.

You will need to be an enthusiastic, flexible and well organised multi-tasker with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A solid background of mechanical, electrical and facility maintenance is essential.

You will be working primarily within a busy manufacturing environment with a diverse range of machines, mixing vessels and production infrastructure requiring daily set-up as well as planned and emergency maintenance.

This is a full time role, 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday (usually 08h30 to 17h00),  based at our factory near Hadleigh in Suffolk. Due to the location you will need to have your own transport or be able to make arrangements to get to and from work.

We are looking to fill this role as soon as possible with an early start date.

Starting salary for this role is £25 000 to £28 000 per annum, depending on experience.


Responsibilities Include

  1. implement weekly, monthly and annual scheduled maintenance
  2. undertake emergency repairs to all equipment
  3. identify spare parts requirements and maintain required inventory to ensure continuity
  4. attend and deal with machine set-up and any breakdowns
  5. site inspections
  6. ensure health and safety and GMP standards are maintained
  7. meet with and manage external contractors and suppliers
  8. conduct staff training and provide advice when required
  9. attend production, departmental and GMP meetings

Essential Requirements

  1. at least 5 years experience in a mechanical/engineering/manufacturing/production environment
  2. ability to communicate with people across all levels.
  3. self motivated, flexible and confident in dealing with other team members
  4. able to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines
  5. willing to learn new systems and contribute to our continuous improvement program
  6. experience with plastic tube fillers and mixing vessels an advantage
  7. plan and execute preventive maintenance schedules

How to Apply

Please apply by e-mail including your CV and a covering letter which lets us know why you are the right person to join our team.

The e-mail address is