Shift Maintenance Engineer

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    Shaftesbury, Dorset

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  • Salary:

    £37516.00 - £38750.00 per annum

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    Natasha Elliott

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

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Shift Maintenance Engineer
£37,516 rising to £38,750 after probation
Astute Technical are currently recruiting for Shift Engineers with an Electrical bias for a high-profile client in the food production and manufacturing industry. This is a great opportunity for experienced Engineers to work for an established global provider of food manufacturing excellence.
This role is a shift-based position involving both day and night shifts. The work requires a confident and capable Engineer with experience and understanding in Electrical engineering, with a bias to either.
As a Shift Maintenance Engineer, your duties will include:

  • Ensure you are aware of the day's objectives, previous day's issues and long-term issues; this information will be given to you by your Chargehand or Manager
  • Ensure all engineering downtime is recorded as soon as you have finished the breakdown
  • Ensure maintenance work / repair work is undertaken promptly and that parts are booked out / ordered in good time to ensure availability for servicing.
  • Ensure all paperwork issued to you is signed off correctly and accounted for at the end of the shift
  • Ensure all engineering time available is utilised, i.e. Making up spares, repairing equipment in the workshop etc.
  • Ensure all engineering areas are left clean and tidy at the end of shift, any issues to be communicated to your Chargehand / Manager
  • Ensure engineering priorities / tasks issued to you have been dealt with, report to be made to Chargehand / Manager on any that cannot as soon as aware. This may enable another route to be taken.
  • Ensure any non-resolved / long term issues are communicated to Chargehand / Manager
  • Look for areas in which the business can be improved, this could be equipment, process or personnel

To be considered for the Shift Maintenance Engineer role, it would be desirable to have:

  • Engineering qualification or 5 years relevant experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Numerate and able to understand budgetary constraints
  • Flexible and adaptable approach with problem solving
  • Able to work on own initiative

Application Process:
Applying for this exciting opportunity could not be easier, simply email your up to date CV and covering letter to Natasha Elliott on nelliott@astutetechnical.co.uk or 02393 910 043

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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  • I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!

  • A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.