Multi Skilled Shift Engineer

Gloucestershire, Gloucester
£40000 - £50583 per annum
17 Jun 2024
15 Jul 2024
Manpower UK

We are currently seeking Shift Engineers, to work with our global FMCG client, renowned for iconic brands such as Magnum, Ben & Jerry's, Cornetto, and Solero, to become an integral part of their fast-paced FMCG ice cream manufacturing environment.

The position is based at Barnwood, Gloucester. This is a full-time temporary ongoing role with the potential to become permanent, requiring on average 40 hours per week. Compensation for this role is competitive, paying up to £50,583.22 (£40,081.79 + shift allowance of 26.2%) per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience.

Shift pattern as follows:

  • D= Day shift 12hrs (06:30-18:30)
  • N= Night shift 12hrs (18:30-0630)
  • D12 = Day shift 12hrs ( 06:30-18:30)
  • D8 = Day shift 8hrs (07:30-15:30)
  • Includes - 1 Saturday Day and 1 Sunday Night on the 9th week/every 9 weeks worked.
  • Average weekly hours= 40hours

JOB PURPOSE - To ensure the production facility is operating at optimum speed and efficiency producing excellent quality product by maintaining, repairing, improving plant and equipment.



  • Ensure Company safety policy, rules and procedures are understood and followed on all tasks and improvements
  • To ensure H&S compliance relating to maintenance tasks
  • Ensure statutory maintenance activities are planned and managed effectively.
  • Perform risk assessment as appropriate
  • Take part in regular inspections/audits for good housekeeping/6S and machine safety and ensure agreed action are completed


  • Assist in the identification of critical control points on the equipment and that they are able to be inspected according to QM procedures. Ensure that these requirements are included in the maintenance schedules.
  • Ensure calibration programmes are effectively defined and managed.


  • Mechanical Skills and Focused Technician; knowledge and application of technical skills and expertise to ensure the provision of effective engineering support within team, focused on delivering performance targets. Directly contributes to improved safety, quality, sustainability and cost.
  • Fully Operational on Mechanisms and Motion.
  • Electrical Skills and Diagnostic Technician; Remove and replace major electrical components (such as motors, switch/control gear) and troubleshoot electrical circuits safely. Able to isolate machinery and re-install electrical supplies for machinery components.
  • Establish power distribution systems and electrical control circuits.
  • Install electrical drive systems and Control Loops.
  • Instrumentation and Control Skills: Demonstrate an understanding of the Internal Architecture of Programme Logic Control (PLC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS); their Applications and Knowledge of the Number Systems they use
  • Amend control and software documentation.
  • Manage PLC and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Networks (eg Programme modifications, Force Devices and fault finding).
  • Improve reliability of machines with engineering solutions
  • Improve performance of machines by development of maintenance tasks
  • Fault finding and being able to quickly get to root cause of the problem
  • Eliminate repeated faults.
  • Lead small improvement projects - Suggest and develop improvements using the Kaizen process, Document solutions achieved and Instigate RCA activities on chronic equipment issues



  • 4 years minimum practical experience in electrical/mechanical/control engineering/ maintenance
  • Good communication skills
  • NVQ 3 or equivalent in an engineering discipline
  • Good level of computer literacy (MS Office suite, CMMS systems etc)
  • Ability to analyse and interpret information and data from different sources and media
  • Ability to fault find on electrical, mechanical and pneumatic machinery
  • Experience of high speed packing machinery


  • Training in lean/ 6 Sigma manufacturing tools and techniques
  • 18th Edition wiring regulations
  • Programme Logic Control qualifications (Siemens S5/Siemens S7/Simotion/ Allan Bradley)

Gloucester working environment:

  • Ice cream manufacturing environment
  • There is an onsite restaurant available, serving breakfast and lunch
  • Uniform for manufacturing workers
  • Staff shop selling discounted products
  • Onsite parking
  • Close proximity to M5 motorway and a 20 minute drive from Cheltenham.

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