Shift Engineer

Location : Crediton, Devon, England
Job Ref : MS233
Consultant : Molly Smith
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £50,834.72 - 50,834.72 per year


MS233 – Shift Engineer

Location: Crediton

Salary: £50,834.72 per annum 

Overview: First Military Recruitment are currently supporting our client in the search for a Shift Engineer.

The shifts for this role are from 6am – 6pm & vice versa. 

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Shift Engineer:

  • Delivery of prompt reactive engineering support to Operations and of robust PPM provision.
  • Working as part of the engineering team operating in line with SOPs, adherence to escalation procedure and in line with company principles.
  • Responsibility for carrying out required engineering checks on plant and equipment.
  • As part of engineering team, contributing to energy cost reduction initiatives and operation of site facilities to appropriate waste management/cost reduction and licence adherence standards.
  • Achievement of KPI targets with downtime minimised by prompt reactive engineering support and proactive preventative maintenance.
  • Engineering work carried out to expected time limits with appropriate use of escalation procedure to ensure achievement of KPIs and identification of potential process and engineering improvements.
  • Completion of all required checks with follow up on faults/problems identified.
  • Site targets for waste management and cost reduction met licence parameters complied with.
  • Attendance at meetings as may be appropriate for the role.
  • In common with all other members of staff, adherence to Company’s policies and procedures including food safety, Health and Safety, hygiene, and good housekeeping.
  • Additional duties as may be required as part of the role.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Relevant engineering qualifications i.e., time-served electrician, 17th edition regulations.
  • A minimum of 4 years practical experience in electrical/mechanical/control engineering.
  • Experience in a frontline maintenance role in a 24/7 FMCG facility.
  • Experience of working in a high-speed production environment (liquid milk/dairy environment desirable).
  • PLC knowledge (beneficial).
  • Proven expertise in reliability engineering and maintenance techniques.
  • Experience of PPM systems.
  • Strong ICT skills to include Microsoft Office packages (essential).
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work within time constraints.
  • Ability to prioritise, manage own workload and ensure targets achieved in fast-moving environment subject to change.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in cross functional role.


  • Holiday entitlement of 22 days inclusive of bank holidays (equivalent to 33 days on 5 day week).
  • Holiday purchase scheme.
  • Pension 8% employer contribution.
  • Life assurance (x4 of salary if in the pension scheme).
  • Generous Discount scheme through Reward Gateway.
  • Free parking.
  • Uniform provided.
  • Hot eat canteen service – heavily subsidised.
  • Free milk giveaways throughout the year.
  • Christmas Hamper.
  • Discretionary Bonus scheme.
  • Opportunities for Training & Development.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Mental Health support through Mindful Employer.
  • 3 x 30 min paid breaks on 12 hour shifts.
  • A referral scheme.
  • Free flu jabs.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

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