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Based in Retford, Nottinghamshire for over 45 years, Moody Direct Ltd are process and packaging engineers serving the dairy, food, pharmaceutical and beverage industries. For more information about who we are and what we do, click here.

As an organisation, our people are the heart and soul of who we are. Many of our staff started as administrators, stores assistants, and trainees and have gone on to be an integral part of our management team. We encourage internal progression for individuals who are ambitious, talented and willing to go above and beyond. Take a look at how some of our long-standing team members started out, and where they are today:

Progression Opportunities within Moody Direct Ltd
– 20 Years at Moody’s –

Current Vacancies

If you have any difficulties emailing your application, please contact us on 017777 701141.


Apprentice PHE (plate heat exchanger) Administrator

This role will be to support our current PHE administrator in the day-to-day runnings of our plate heat exchanger service department. The successful candidate will learn general office administrative tasks including:

  • Raising purchase orders;
  • Invoicing;
  • Filing;
  • Assisting of coordinating PHE engineers;
  • Producing risk assessment & method statements;
  • Answering telephone.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, computer literate and eager to learn. The successful candidate will work towards achieving an Advanced Level 3 Business Admin qualification.

Please email your CV to recruitment@moodydirect.com.


Office Administrator

We’re looking to recruit an Office Administrator to support with general administrative tasks. The role will be on a part-time basis, with 8 – 10 hours a week being offered. Previous experience in an office environment would be advantageous but not essential.

You can find the full job description here.

Please email your CV to recruitment@moodydirect.com.

Sales Account Manager – South UK

Reporting to the External Sales Manager the role is to develop the existing business within the dairy, food, pharmaceutical and beverage industries. Duties include generating and handling customer enquiries for the full range of the company’s products.

The successful candidate will ideally possess the following:

  • Previous sales and sales negotiation experience;
  • Self-starter – ability to make initial appointments with customers;
  • Knowledge of the hygienic liquid processing industries is advantageous but not essential;
  • Likeable, outgoing and confident nature with the ability to build long term customer relationships at all levels;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and the drive to see the job through to completion;
  • A full driving licence is essential;
  • Basic knowledge of process engineering would also be advantageous.

The role will involve extensive travel to our customer’s sites around the South of the UK

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to make a difference to this varied, interesting and unique business.

You can find the full job description here.


Apprentice Stores Assistant

The successful candidate will learn how to pick, pack and despatch orders to meet customer needs, and to support the stores supervisor with the efficient running of the stores / inspection department.

Key result areas

  • Accurate picking of orders;
  • Accurate booking of goods inwards;
  • General day to day stores duties

Key tasks

  • Picking orders;
  • Packing orders;
  • Processing sales orders;
  • Signing for and unloading deliveries;
  • Identifying and picking parts for service engineers;
  • Loading the courier at the end of each day;
  • Filing;
  • General stores tidiness and housekeeping;

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, eager to learn and ambitious to progress within the company following the successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Click here for the full job description.


Project Engineer / Manager

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experienced in the design, installation and commissioning of hygienic liquid process systems, including but not limited to:
    • Pasteurisers
    • Liquid storage solutions
    • C.I.P systems
    • Mixing / blending systems
    • Automated process control and routing systems
    • Process skids
    • Filling lines and product handling
  • Process system design, incorporating pumps, valves, heat exchangers, tanks, instrumentation, separators, homogenisers, etc.
  • Compiling user requirement specifications and managing sub contract electrical, pneumatic and PLC / SCADA works associated with bespoke process solutions.
  • Delivering well engineered solutions in full compliance with current legislation, including:
    • Health and safety
    • Risk assessments
    • Method statements
    • Good engineering practices
  • Project management experience including planning, budgeting, scheduling and procuring materials and labour to ensure projects perform as designed, to the customers satisfaction and achieve targeted profitability;
  • Thorough knowledge of the hygienic process and packaging industries, together with the associated capital plant and equipment;
  • Skilled in the use of AutoCAD, and highly IT literate;

Previous experience from the dairy or beverage industries would be advantageous. Click here for the full job description.


Plate Heat Exchanger Service Operative

The role of PHE Service Operative will include the following daily duties:

  • Receipting customer goods into the heat exchanger workshop
  • Removal of heat exchanger gaskets
  • Cleaning of heat exchanger plates
  • Inspection of heat exchanger plates
  • Re-gasketing heat exchanger plates
  • Completing supporting Quality control documentation at each service stage.
  • Disassembling, reassembling and testing of heat exchanger plates on customer sites

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Full UK driving license (essential)
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical engineering (advantageous)
  • Ability to understand and follow written procedures
  • Work tasks are of a physical nature, e.g. manual handling
  • Requires a flexible approach to working hours, e.g. weekend work / weekday overtime as and when required

Full on-the-job training will be given. OTE upwards of £30k once fully trained.


Service Engineer

The ideal Service Engineer candidate will be:

  • Hands on
  • Interested in mechanical engineering
  • Able to and willing to travel the entire UK
  • Willing to work antisocial hours, weekends and away from home

The role will include on-the-job training alongside our trained engineers. However, any previous mechanical engineering experience would be advantageous.

Once trained, principle duties will be to carry out service, maintenance and commissioning work on customer sites. Equipment will primarily include pumps, valves, heat exchangers, homogenisers, separators and fillers.

The successful candidate will also benefit from expenses, paid travel time, company phone, credit card and van. OTE upwards of £40k and will increase as knowledge and experience is gained through training.

Full job description can be found here.


How to apply

As a successful, growing business, we are always looking for talented, ambitious individuals to join our team in both commercial and industrial roles. If you think you would be a great fit with Moody Direct, send in your CV and Cover Letter to:

Email: recruitment@moodydirect.com
Post: Becky Pearse, Moody Direct Ltd, West Carr Road, Retford, Notts, DN22 7SN.

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