Shift Engineer

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
£35,000 - £40,000 + Benefits
07 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Shift Engineer – Food Manufacturing


Excellent Salary + Benefits

Our client, a food manufacturing business, produces a wide range of chilled branded and own label foods sold throughout the UK’s retailers. They have been in business over 100 years and currently have 6 production sites in the UK.

An exciting opportunity is available for an Electrically Bias Engineer to join the Bakery Engineering Team at their Nottingham site.

This role is responsible for a combination of planned/reactive maintenance and technical challenges to ensure maximum line efficiency with accountability and ownership to deliver the line KPIs. Capable of leading from the front within a team ensuring the efficient running, primarily, of fast paced machinery within an FMCG environment.

The companies vision as a business is to inspire their customers through excellence in quality food, innovation, and integrity. As a member of the Engineering Team you will be directly contributing to this vision through your core tasks and responsibilities. These will include, but are not limited to:

  • Proactive, planned-preventative maintenance to ensure our existing equipment is able to meet capacity demand and efficiency targets.
  • Reactive maintenance to ensure minimal machine downtime.
  • Identifying and delivering against opportunities to implement changes and continuous improvement projects to maximise plant efficiencies.
  • Continuous professional development through industry specific training.
  • A 12hour nights continental shift pattern, with shifts commencing at 18:00

The successful candidate for this role will need to demonstrate the following skills, qualifications and attributes:


  • Experienced multi-skilled maintenance engineer with a strong electrical bias. Evidence of this electrical bias will include the following:
  • Ability to install and programme an invertor on a three phase induction motor
  • Ability to read and fault find on an electrical system
  • Fault finding on PLC’s, including the ability to change ladder logic.
  • Good knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Good knowledge of Servo Motors
  • Production line experience on high speed packaging equipment in FMCG, food, or Pharmaceutical
  • Strong diagnostic skills and proactive in their approach
  • Educated to at least a City & Guilds level 3 or NVQ level 3 in a relevant qualification
  • Good communications skills
  • Team player with the ability to work on own initiative


  • Mechanical engineering competence
  • HNC or better within electrical engineering

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