Shift Engineer - Warehouse Automation

23 May 2018
04 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a multi skilled maintenance engineer with a strong electrical background to join a global market leader in the provision of automated warehouse systems at their resident site in the Corby area.

You would be joining a team of circa 16, multi skilled engineering staff who take responsibility for the maintenance and upgrading of an integrated automated picking/decant/packing system within a distribution warehouse in Corby.

The multi skilled Shift Engineer's role will consist of:

  • Providing a first class site response to customer sites maintenance needs.
  • Emergency breakdown and maintenance support on all equipment and software issues on the installed equipment
  • Be part of the Issue Management and the internal escalation process on all related maintenance issues, in partnership with the customer.
  • Create strong effective working relationships with our customers and your responsibility team, to enable Knapp to provide a first class service.
  • Provide performance in terms of supporting maintenance activities on site, speed of response and quality of repair and standards of workmanship.
  • To provide maintenance support on all aspects of the installed system.
  • To work within a team of site technicians and third party repair companies on their activities on site.

Key Responsibilities for a multi skilled Shift Engineer:

  • Undertake breakdown maintenance of site automation as required
  • Carry out PPM of automation equipment to the required standard
  • Complete breakdown reports and shift reports including any issues arising on shift which may have an impact on the performance of the site equipment and/or the maintenance department
  • Undertake improvement, repairs and modifications
  • Assist in project installation work including cost reduction activities


  • Apprenticeship trained
  • NVQ/BTEC Level 3 in an Engineering discipline
  • Electrical/Mechanical maintenance and inspection experience
  • Good electrical fault finding skills
  • 17th Edition wiring regulations or equivalent (desirable)
  • IOSH and/or pneumatic experience (desirable)
  • PLC experience (desirable)

Candidate profile:

  • Hands-on and team oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Accountable
  • Able to work at height

This role will include working on a varied double-days (Monday to Friday) shift pattern which will consist of the following rotation:

  • Week 1 - 06:00 - 14:00
  • Week 2 - 14:00 - 22:00
  • Week 3 - 16:00 - 00:00

Overtime is available on weekends or to cover staff absence at 1.5 Monday - Saturday & 2.0 on Sundays.

In exchange for your hard work and professionalism we can offer the following:

  • Starting salary of £34,500/year
  • Excellent pension and personal employee benefits package
  • Best in industry training and career development opportunities both at home and abroad
  • A clean and organised automated warehousing environment
  • An opportunity to develop within the ever-growing automated warehousing industry with a market leader who specialise in providing cutting edge automated solutions to premium brand names globally

If you hold the relevant qualifications and feel that you are ready for an opportunity to join a market leader in automated warehousing as a multi skilled maintenance engineer and consider yourself to have a strong electrical background then we would like to hear from you.

Please 'apply' with your up to date CV or contact Colin Reeves on 01384 446121 for more information.

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