Shift Engineer - Mechanical and Electrical (Packaging)

North West
£25,692 + 15% Shift Pay
07 Aug 2017
07 Sep 2017
Job Function
Engineer, Production
Contract Type
Full Time


NORTH WEST (Please contact me for further details)

£25,692 + 15% Shift Pay

Hours of Work - Double Day Shifts:

  • Monday to Thursday – 6:00am to 1:25pm & 1:25pm to 9.00pm 
  • Fridays – 6:00am to 1:00pm & 1:00pm to 7:00pm

A leading UK Carton Manufacturer is looking to recruit a Shift Engineer to maintain buildings and associated services to a high standard as set by current legislation, procedures and customer requirements. Provide proactive maintenance solutions and reactive breakdown repairs to plant, machinery and equipment. Provide specialist knowledge to assist in selection of equipment and installation projects

Responsibilities / Requirements:

  • Attend breakdown situations to assess, diagnose and remedy Electrical, Mechanical and Pneumatic faults
  • Estimate time to repair and pass assessment details to supervisors using a T card system
  • Liaise with Production staff to prioritise breakdown repairs and to schedule repairs/maintenance using a reactive/proactive approach 
  • Provide safe engineering solutions to minimize downtime and repair plant and equipment 
  • Improvise on complex breakdowns where there are no other alternatives 
  • Complete maintenance software programs with accurate details of faults and remedies to include part numbers for future reference on Frontline maintenance and stock control
  • Ensure the 5S method is applied to all workshop equipment, cupboards and stock control to ensure the highest standard at all times
  • Liaise with machine manufacturers and wholesalers to ensure that any spares required are correctly identified and purchased in accordance with Company procedures
  • Identify re-occurring problems investigate and implement effective solutions 
  • Liaise with Engineering Manager at shift changeover to inform and discuss problems
  • Liaise with main agents and contractors regarding specialist repair/maintenance to be carried out
  • Obtain technical information/specification to assist with fault finding/general repairs 
  • Identify improvements and modify equipment to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Modify drawings and update information regarding modifications completed
  • Provide specialist knowledge to assist with purchase of new equipment and installations
  • To keep up-to-date with new technology and to be familiar with new machinery operations and systems 
  • Liaise and manage contractors ensuring work is carried out with minimum disruption and to the highest standards to include Health and Safety operating procedures
  • Ensure buildings 19,20,25,23 and associated equipment are well maintained to include Sprinklers, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Power and Lighting, Fire and Security Systems, Drainage and Water supplies
  • Deputise in the absence of Engineering Manager
  • Provide innovative engineering solutions for non-engineering problems throughout the organisation
  • Liaise with Site Manager with regard to work being undertaken on Sprinkler systems, repair to roadworks, effluent, water supply, perimeter signage, fire evacuation practice
  • Write specific engineering or maintenance based Standard Operating Procedures, COSHH assessments and manuals
  • Research and purchase general items, ancillary equipment and consumables for all departments
  • Advise on compliance for following specific areas and to liaise with HSE Manager regarding Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, LOLER; Asbestos, Legionella, Permits to Work and EAW Regulations etc
  • Work flexibly to cover absence due to holidays and sickness, and tasks that require two engineers to work together ie, weekend work
  • Ensure training and day-to-day supervision is carried out for Operatives/Apprentices in maintenance and engineering techniques
  • Provide engineering support out of hours as availability dictates
  • Ensure adherence at all times to the Company’s Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures and maintain compliance to appropriate standards
  • The quality management system has been designed and developed to meet the requirements of ISO9001, PS9000, BRC/IOP, FSC and PEFC - The quality management system defines the Company’s policies and standard operating procedures on design, product security and safety, hygiene, environment, resource and training
  • Carry out work safely in the interests of other employees and themselves, in compliance with current legislation and Company Environmental, Health & Safety procedures to including general housekeeping
  • Any other tasks associated with this role, which are suited to the individual’s abilities and level of training as directed by the Line Manager

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