Mechanical Shift Maintenance Engineer

Job Title: Mechanical Shift Maintenance Engineer
Location: Blackpool
Salary: 39000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 322
Contact Name: Martin Willemsen
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2017 16:05

Job Description

Person Specificatio
•Carry out planned maintenance activities as scheduled by the maintenance plan.
•Attend and repair breakdowns as required, and report all actions carried out and any further actions required, via the Shift Engineering Manager and Engineering Planner.
•Report in a comprehensive manner via the Shift Engineering Manager, all work activities carried out on a shift basis.
•Be proactive in preventing equipment failures and improving overall equipment performance by generating and implementing ideas and modifications.
•Provide a service that meets agreed service levels, including minimising downtime and communicating effectively with relevant personnel.
•Provide a service that meets food safety standards, whilst maintaining high standards of housekeeping and personal hygiene
•Maintain and help improve health and safety standards and ensure that staff work in a safe environment by eliminating, minimising and controlling risks to themselves and others. 
•Cooperate with contractors and as far as is possible to ensure their adherence to site rules, health and safety and food safety standards.
•Undertake training as required to further enhance individual’s skills and knowledge so that the level of support to the front line operations remains effective and efficient.
•Train others so that they are able to carry out their expected work duties to the required standards.
•Identify performance issues and implement appropriate and pragmatic solutions through the use of problem solving skills, tools and techniques.
•Maximise the use of the labour and skills available by being flexible in terms of work allocation and scheduling within the team.
•In consultation with the appropriate personnel, be able to correctly prioritise the work load for the overall benefit of the site performance.
•Must be able to work to agreed deadlines where necessary.
•Must be willing to work under the guidance of departmental and site KPI’s to maximise business performance.

•Educated to ONC standard (or equivalent) or higher in mechanical engineering

•Post apprenticeship, preferably in a high volume manufacturing environment (Food environment preferable).
•Flow wrapper or similar wrapping experience.
•A proven practitioner of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, problem solving and continuous improvement skills.
•Must have a proven ability in diagnostic fault finding under pressure of production.
•Familiar with TPM principles including 5S.
•Use of CMMS (computerised maintenance management systems) ideally SAP, but not essential.

Core competencies



Problem solving

Decision making


Results orientation

Trustworthy and Ethics


Numerate and detail conscious