Leeds, West Yorkshire
20 Sep 2018
20 Oct 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type


DFI Leeds

Are you our missing ingredient?

About Us

At Dairygold Food Ingredients we’re on a winning streak. Driven by our passion for product quality and innovation, the UK team has scooped major international and British cheese awards in the past year. As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’ve achieved rapid, double digit growth over the last five years and we have ambitious plans for this to continue.

Engineering support is vital to ensure production downtime is minimized, machine performance is continually enhanced and improved efficiencies are achieved on the line. DFI Leeds is a manufacturing facility with complex plant and equipment requiring dedicated engineering support to prevent and troubleshoot machine issues as they arise.

To further ensure the effective servicing of all operational needs onsite, we now have a vacancy for an additional Shift Engineer to join the Leeds engineering team on rotating shifts of 6am-3pm / 2pm-11pm Monday to Friday. Reporting into the Engineering Manager, you will play a key role as part of the Engineering team in the proactive, reactive and corrective maintenance activity required to ensure continuous production.

As a Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Electrical & Mechanical preventative and reactive maintenance on machinery and equipment
  • Ensure that equipment is fit for purpose on a daily basis and attend breakdowns as necessary
  • Document and monitor all line downtime and breakdowns
  • Ensure a robust shift handover, report issues to be prioritised
  • Ensure critical issues are raised to minimise disruption to operational performance
  • Complete routine fault finding and assist with PLC programming; participate in SCADA/PLC training to provide cover
  • Assist production with machine setup and train on basic machine activity
  • Control contractors on site, completing permits to work and relevant documentation
  • Ensure plant and equipment is operated and operating in the correct manner in line with H&S
  • Ensure housekeeping standards are maintained and all activity complies with H&S procedures
  • Re-order spare parts and materials to ensure that stock levels are maintained
  • Work on capital projects and implement changes to equipment

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an Electrically biased Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer, with significant post apprenticeship experience and an Engineering qualification in Electrical and / or Mechanical maintenance. You will have manufacturing industry experience, ideally FMCG, Packaging or Food. You will have extensive skills in relation to Electrical Systems, Electrical Control, Fault finding and Mechanical Engineering. You’ll also have experience of PLC’s and pneumatics and ideally will have some experience of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques.

Proactive with high levels of initiative and a drive to resolve problems quickly and efficiently, you will be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. A clear and professional communicator you will work well with colleagues at all levels and across all disciplines to ensure the smooth running of the site.


The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme.  If you are a proactive, organised and enthusiastic team player who is interested in developing your skills in a growing team then look no further.  To find out more visit and to apply please click the apply button below.

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