Shift Engineer

Location: Headcorn

Salary: £17 ph

Hours: 42 hour contract

Overtime: Double time on Sundays. If, working on a Bank Holiday – day off in lieu as well as double time.

1.5 times basic rate OT for working Mon-Saturday in excess of contracted hours.

Required to work 1 in 4 Saturdays.

23 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.

Start: ASAP

Role Details:

  • As a Shift Engineer you will be a key player in the operational team ensuring optimum production asset availability through: Development and implementation of action plans to address root cause of all failures.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Responsible for attending to breakdowns promptly and ensuring all work orders and planned maintenance tasks are completed Delivering training and support to operator level functions where required.
  • To work with departmental leaders and others developing a pride in the work areas keeping them clean, tidy and ensuring works do not compromise quality or safety.
  • Promote team work across all functions including production, technical and new product development.
  • You will support all aspects of the operation to ensure products are manufactured in a safe, hygienic, and efficient manner.
  • You are to ensure individual accountability for best practise and keeping skills up to date
  • You will also be required carry out any other duties as reasonably requested by lead engineer, production or shift managers or other members of the site management team.
  • Ensure that performance of plant is maintained at agreed levels – aim of 100%.
  • Plan and complete tasks for self from PPM and Manufacturers schedules.
  • Support production, with ideas and initiative’s to optimise line efficiency
  • Encourage an open communication culture between departments. (Engineering, Technical, Production, Planning, NPD, and Hygiene).
  • To be a role model for the Operatives in assisting and driving the agreed standards with shift and site managers
  • Planned maintenance tasks including daily checks.
  • Checks include start up, line set (safety, operations, technical and engineering), routine maintenance in accordance with manufacturer’s schedules, complete relevant documentation in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
  • Communicate requirements or issues to the relevant personnel: Production, planning, technical etc.
  • Receive, prioritise, and complete work orders.
  • Receive work orders from various departments (technical, production, etc.). Provide feedback to relevant personnel on issues and/or completion of tasks. Assist with Instruction and demonstration of efficient machine operation with production ,hygiene and technical as required
  • Completion of maintenance projects: Modifications, or process upgrades
  • Continuous improvement
  • Services i.e. Electrical, air, vacuum, etc.
  • Additional projects as needed or requested on an ongoing basis

Qualifications Required:

  • Relevant Engineering Qualifications (Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, health and safety etc.)

Skills Required:

  • Experience in FMCG
  • PLC Fault finding/ diagnostics
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Safety/ Allergen Handling
  • HACCP
  • Maintenance of PPM & Defect Systems
  • Management Skills

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If this position sounds like your next career move then please get in touch. Alternatively If you know someone suitable please contact me on

or 01473 552924

Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH2267_1565965861
Salary: £16 - £17 per hour
Salary From: £16
Salary To: £17
Job Industries: Skilled Trades and Engineers
Job Locations: Kent
Job Types: Permanent

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