Shift Engineer (Continental Shift)

Owen Daniels Consultancy
01 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Continental Shift Maintenance Engineer

To provide a pro-active approach to the prevention of equipment failure and ensuring the schedule PM is carried out as planned... Ensuring Quality, waste and efficiency targets are met by working as an integral part of the manufacturing team. Following all Health & Safety procedures at all times. This positon will be working a continental shift which is 4 on 4 off (2days 2nights 4 off 7-7)

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
• Maintaining production equipment within a FMCG food factory which includes, mixing machines, heating equipment (ovens etc.), conveyor belts, wrapping/packaging machines, slicing machines, labelling machines
• Carry out work assignments issued by Lead engineer and maximize effectiveness of the shift at all times by ensuring efficient completion of tasks
• Demonstrate a team approach with regard to maintenance and hygiene of equipment and support (teams of) operators
• Provide support to the team during breaks and absences and work together to ensure completion of their duties
• Follow all work instructions, procedures, job descriptions at all times
• Work with other functions as part of the manufacturing team to ensure efficient running of the equipment and carry out prioritized work as agreed
• Carry out the assigned activities to meet operational targets; working with other functions to ensure mutual objectives are met
• Compliance with Company policies, procedures and regulations (e.g. attendance, quality, safety, GMP’s, etc.) and ensure these are followed to maintain the required standards (e.g. Food Safety, PPE etc.)
• Resolve mechanical and/or electrical problems in a timely fashion
• Order spare parts as required on shift if unavailable from stock and contact contract-tors/suppliers as required in order to resolve problems on shift
• Ensure all parts removed from stores while on shift are booked out of stores in the correct way
• Where necessary, must initiate the purchase of parts or equipment completing the relevant order requisition forms with relevant information., handing them into the Lead engineer or Engineering Stores Administrator for processing
• Provide the Lead Engineer with information on all engineering downtime attended on shift, related quality issue, work orders completed, PM’s completed and other details as required.
• Identify and analyse problems before crises and determine appropriate action and follow-up.

Continental Shift Maintenance Engineer
• Primarily based on the shop floor in all production areas and engineering workshop
• Also work may involve working outside or on roof area, stairwells, ducts, plant rooms, office areas and warehouse
• May have to work in warm, humid, cold or wet environments for short periods of time
• May have to work exposed to weather occasionally using suitable protective equipment/PPE
• Occasionally may have to work in confined spaces ensuring permit procedures are adhered to.

Qualifications and Job Skills Required
• Previous food processing industry experience highly desirable
• Electrical and/or mechanical qualifications/time served apprenticeship
• 2 Years’ experience of working in an automated production environment
• A good standard of both written and oral English
• Basic Food Hygiene
• Basic Health & Safety
• Data and analytical skills
• Computer literate. (word/excel/windows based packages)
• Desirable skills: - PLC, pneumatics, hydraulics, temperature control, instrumentation, welding, FLT license.
Continental Shift Maintenance Engineer

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