Location Lutterworth
Job-type Permanent
Salary £37k - 40k per year
Contact Andy Haddon
Call Andy
Email andrew.haddon.72D12EE27.0@applybe.com
Reference 98716

Shift Engineer

£37,000 - £40,000

Continental Shift


Our client are a growing plastics manufacturer who are seeking a shift engineer to join their growing team. The role is working a continental work pattern (4 days 7am – 7pm, 4 off, 4 nights 7pm – 7am, 4 off).


  • Carry out electrician and mechanical maintenance. This will include reactive breakdown and preventative maintenance for example Extruder maintenance, conveyor belt systems, shredders, balers and waste separation equipment.
  • Basic repairs on mobile plant.
  • Responsible for running the shift inclusive of production shift management inclusive of appraising staff, holiday and absence management.
  • Control of the sorting and screening plants to ensure that the production demand is fulfilled, and reacting to situations in a timely manner to ensure that processing uptime is maximised at all times.
  • Trouble shooting and fault finding on all equipment.
  • General site maintenance of other specified equipment to ensure plant is available and runs efficiently.
  • Undertaking minor improvement works.
  • Carrying out daily checks in accordance with company procedures, site working plan and planned preventative maintenance system (PPM).
  • Recording all jobs completed and parts used using the company asset breakdown and stock control systems.
  • Co-operating with site management.
  • Working to health and safety, environmental other standards as they apply to the process.
  • A full working understanding of safe isolation and lock off procedures is essential.
  • Working with contractors, including the issuing of Permits to Work and observational monitoring.


  • Have served a full mechanical or electrical engineering/maintenance apprenticeship and/or have a demonstrable period of plant/mechanical maintenance experience.
  • Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics would be advantageous as would fabrication skills such as welding, etc.
  • Experience of working in an industrial production environment.
  • Experience of setting up sorting, screening or similar processing plant.
  • Electrical skills/ fault finding.
  • The ability to work in a team-based environment.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Andy Haddon on 01453 796617