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Night Shift Engineer

Night Shift Engineer (SE21974 / 534) Suffolk, England

Salary: GBP49000 - GBP50000 per annum + Benefits

Night Shift Engineer

South Suffolk

Commutable from Cambridge, Sudbury, Duxford, Newmarket, Haverhill, Braintree, Halstead
£50,000 + Overtime  

12hr Shift – 4on 4off Perm Nights (17:30-05:30)


Benefits:-       Private Pension, Life Assurance, 22 Shifts Holiday   


Our client is a leading one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers, part of a larger global group. They supply into all the major supermarkets and majority of foodservice outlets. Due to growth within the company they are looking for a number of multi-skilled maintenance engineer to work on their night shift.



Role & Responsibilities:


  • Carry out both planned & reactive maintenance across all manufacturing & production areas
  • Electrical & mechanical fault finding & repairs
  • Work as sole engineer on night shift – support by production & hygiene teams
  • Dealing with high-speed production lines, food processing & packaging machinery
  • PLC – electrical fault finding
  • Project work – continuous improvements, machine rebuilds, modifications/upgrades
  • Worked on pneumatics, bearings, shafts, gearboxes, inverters, sensors, drives, pumps
  • Monitoring & reporting on machine efficiencies, reliability and machine condition monitoring
  • Reporting on machinery or component defects on the CMMS system
  • Ensure that shift handover information is passed on effectively
  • Contact OEM’s and suppliers for ordering spares, parts and reporting aftercare issues
  • Coaching operators on asset care tasks on machinery


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:


  • Multi-skilled maintenance engineer
  • Must be qualified to NVQ or City & Guilds Level 3 in Engineering
  • Have completed a time-served apprenticeship
  • Ideally have worked in food manufacturing/production previously, if not some form of FMCG
  • Comfortable and confident with working as sole engineer on nights
  • Beneficial to be trained on Multivac machinery
  • PLC – electrical fault finding experience
  • Have at least 10 years experience in maintenance engineering
  • Solid electrical & mechanical experience with machine breakdowns and repairs
  • Competent and confident with both electrical & mechanical fault finding and problem solving
  • Understand food safety and hygiene regulations & standards
  • Must have the ability and willingness to train quickly and learn new things
  • Effective communicator
  • Have used CMMS systems before
  • Must have access to your own transportation / car to be able to get to site daily



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