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Shift engineer

Supersede Recruitment Partners



£45000 - £47500/annum Holiday, Pension, overtime


Posted: 20/11/2021

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Calling all shift engineers!!

We are working with one of the UK's biggest food manufacturing businesses and they are looking for top talent in their engineering team!

Are you a multi skilled engineer / shift engineer working in an FMCG / Food manufacturing environment?

If so then we want to talk to you.

The brief is as follows:

Our client is a well recognised, household name supplying some of the most popular food products used in the UK. They are experiencing huge growth and success and are now expanding their highly skilled engineering team.

As shift engineer you will use both mechanical and electrical engineering skills / knowledge to maintain and enhance the performance of plant and equipment. Provide first class, flexible support to production requirements and factory services at all times by means of the application of electrical/mechanical skills in fault-finding/diagnostics, planned preventative maintenance practices and electrical/mechanical installation. Train and develop production staff to deliver their first line maintenance objectives.


• Comply with SHE and all statutory Safety, Health and Environment requirements.

• Ensure accurate & timely records are entered / recorded of all work carried out, root causes of failures and of spares / consumables used.

• Ensure engineering downtime is accurately logged, monitor repair times, and find new methods / procedures to reduce these.

• Ensure operating and maintenance manuals, diagnostic instructions and special tools are readily available to all engineering staff.

• Provide engineering support to production to ensure efficient performance of all equipment.

• To apply systematic diagnostics in electrical/mechanical engineering in order to minimise the impact of plant failures/breakdowns.

• Manage contractors / issue work permits and audit their work in the absence of the Engineering Management team.

• Respond / assist / investigate cause of a factory Fire Alarm / Evacuation as requested by the incident controller / engineering / production management team.

• Train, develop and sign off nominated production staff to allow them to carry out first line maintenance to designated plant & equipment. Ensuring that all H&S procedures, engineering best practices are adhered to at all times.

• Ensures a safe working environment exists for ALL employees

• To follow/apply effective safe working in accordance with Approved Codes of Practice governing working with electrical/mechanical plant and equipment.

• Manages required standards of food safety, hygiene & GMP for the site

• Ensure ALARP risk assessments for all non-routine tasks are in place before commencement of work.

Key Performance Indicators:

• 100% adherence to site standards

• Ensures shift adheres to GMP – Hygiene & Housekeeping standards

• Delivery of P.M. tasks 95% conformance to plan

• 100% audit action completion


• Contract labour

• All machinery & equipment on site

• All areas of the site

• Ensure compliance with all C.C.P’s

This is an opportunity not to be missed working with one of the UK's biggest names!

You must have a minimum of 2 years experience working as a fully qualified shift engineer in a food manufacturing business.

You must also hold relevant and recognised qualifications such as City and Guilds, NVQ, ONC, OND HND, HNC etc.

If you feel you are ready for this exciting challenge then please apply right now!

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